As part of its Historiques collection, Vacheron Constantin presented a steel version of its “Cornes de vache” model. Water-resistant to 30 metres, the case has a more contemporary 38.5 mm diameter than the 35 mm of the original and naturally bears the distinctive lugs reminiscent of cow horns securing it to the strap. The use of stainless steel has two advantages besides price. lightness and scratch resistance than gold and platinum.

The hand-wound chronograph Calibre 1142, beating at 21,600 vibrations per hour and offering with a 48-hour power reserve. In keeping with the grand watchmaking tradition, the short-time measuring mechanism is controlled by a column-wheel, adorned with a screw head shaped like a Maltese cross, the Vacheron Constantin emblem.  Entirely bevelled and hand-decorated, this 164-component movement can be admired through the transparent sapphire crystal caseback framed by a ten-sided bezel.

The timekeeping functions include small seconds as well as chronograph functions with a central seconds hand and minutes counter appearing on a grey velvet – finish opaline dial, embellished with two snailed counters and a white counter.

Vacheron Constantin Corned de Vache 1955 (Ref. 5000H / 000A-B582) comes with a price tag of 41,600 EUR. Discover Opulent Club on Apple News.