Vacheron Constantin Historiques Cornes de vache 1955 first showcased at the Watches & Wonders event in Hong Kong.
The new Historiques Cornes de vache 1955 chronograph, suggests a subtle design tension between straight and curving lines, created by the traditional round shape of the case topped by the distinctively-shaped and elongated cow-horn lugs.
The 38.5 mm x 10.9 mm case is crafted from platinum and is water resistant to 30 metres. The screwed-in caseback is fitted with a transparent sapphire crystal serving to admire the hand decorated heart, the hand-wound Caliber 1142 beating at a frequency of 3 Hz with a 48-hour power reserve.
Like the other new chronograph movements by Vacheron Constantin, the column-wheel screw has the shape of the emblem of the Manufacture, the Maltese cross.
The silver-toned opaline dial – with 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock and small seconds at 9 o’clock – is punctuated by Roman numerals, applied hour markers and hands in 18-carat white gold, while the central seconds hand, the 30-minute counter hand and the tachometric scale feature a royal blue shade which improves readability.
The Vacheron Constantin Historiques Cornes de vache 1955 bears the Hallmark of Geneva and is completed by a dark blue Mississippiensis alligator leather strap with a platinum 950 buckle.