We all know that Vacheron Constantin have some of the most elegant cases… and the Historiques Cornes De Vache 1955 is no exception, the case is superb!
T.W.O years ago at the Watchout Event 2017 I had the pleasure to see this watch in pink gold, this year Vacheron Constantin brought the new version in stainless steel.
If I remember well, my description back then of this watch was “classic, elegant, clean, beautiful, superb”… Yes, all those things still apply and more! My friend who have the platinum version often reminds me of this…
Now to see the stainless steel version is something I really have been looking forward to…
Vacheron Constantin Historiques Cornes De Vache 1955 is a two register, 30 minutes chronograph. Classic dial with Base 1000 Tachymetre, toned minute track and applied index.
The case is 38.5 mm in diameter with claw lugs. Heated blue chronograph hands, and stainless steel time hands.
Something that hits me straight away is the “coldness” of this piece compared with the pink gold version! The silver grey dial together with the stainless steel case gives the watch almost a monochrome look.
Here, a comparison shot from two years ago, the Vacheron Constantin Historiques Cornes De Vache 1955 in pink gold.
Not only is the pink gold warmer, but the white dial help to give this version more contrast.
Vacheron Constantin is not only well-known for their elegant cases, their polishing of the movement is also at high standard!
Inside the Historiques Cornes De Vache 1955 is the manual column wheel chronograph movement, Calibre VC 1142. Not only decorated with Geneva bars but also wearing the Geneva Seal.
Again, a comparison shot of the pink gold version.
I find the Calibre VC 1142 absolutely stunning. Perfect ratio between case and movement, 38.5 mm / 27.5 mm.
Unfortunately there were very bad light (in blue) so this wristshot do not make justice to this wonderful watch…
Light two years ago was not good either, but at least not blue…
But I think these wristshots gives you a hit of how elegant the Historiques Cornes De Vache 1955 is on the wrist.
Personally my preference goes to the pink gold version due to the warmer look and the better contrast of the dial – that said, both versions are absolutely “top drawer”!
Big thank you to Nymans Ur & Krons for hosting the Watchout Event 2019 and to Vacheron Constantin for letting me see this beauty in the metal!
If you want to know more about this watch, please visit Vacheron Constantin home page.
More reports to follow, stay tuned…