The newest watch from Vacheron Constantin, the Historiques Cornes De Vache 1955 Chronograph is absolutely stunning, in some aspects at least.
The name "Cornes de vache 1955 (translation: horns of cow, aka cow horns)" is given due to the lugs. The 1955 is due to the fact that it is an updated version of the same watch VC released in, you guessed it, 1955. The platinum case is 38.5mm in diameter and houses the caliber 1142. The watch is defined by the lugs, but unfortunately I think the lugs look rather strange and actually retract from the look of the watch. The watch has screwed-in caseback fitted with a transparent sapphire crystal through which the hand-decorated movement can be admired. The dial is a silver-toned opaline dial, with the hours indicated by Roman numerals. The hands are crafted out of 18-carat white gold. With a 30-minute subdial at 3 o’clock and small seconds at 9, the dial remains balanced and faithful to the original. There is also a center-set seconds hand for the chronograph and the tachometric scale, both done in blue. The watch also carries the Geneva Seal, a testament to its fine quality and precision.
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