♥♥♥ Vacheron Constantin Historiques Cornes de Vache 1955 Chronograph

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Vacheron Constantin Historiques Cornes de Vache 1955 Chronograph - Perpetuelle

Named Cornes de vache 1955 because of its distinctively-shaped lugs (cornes de vache translates as:  cow horns), the latest release from Vacheron Cosntantin is a contemporary interpretation of a model created by the manufacture in 1955, the Vacheron Constantin reference 6087.  The 6087 was the first water-resistant and anti-magnetic chronograph crafted by Vacheron Constantin, “one of the three chronographs from the Manufacture that are most keenly coveted by collectors.”  Alongside its emblematic lugs, the original ref 6087 featured a 35 mm-diameter round case in 18-carat yellow gold featuring twin “mushroom-type” pushpieces and a screwed-in back.  This double-pusher chronograph was equipped with a tachometric scale was powered by hand-wound Caliber 492, itself protected against magnetism by a soft iron cage. We’ll take a closer look at this new modern day interpretation, below.

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Vacheron Constantin Hand Engraved and Openworked Unique Piece for Only Watch 2015

Only Watch 2015

Here is Vacheron Constantin’s unique creation for Only Watch 2015:  the Métiers d’Art Mécaniques Ajourées timepiece, featuring a painstakingly hand engraved and skeleton caliber 4400 set in a 40mm white gold case, and a red outer enamel ring.  The red is an extremely difficult color to obtain in enamel, and in this case is also symbolic of the the Principality of Monaco where the  Monaco Association against Muscular Dystrophy research center (the recipient of the Only Watch auction proceeds) is based.  As noted earlier this week, the the Only Watch charity auction is held every 2 years, and for 2015 there are about 40 watch brands that will be offering unique pieces at the Geneva auction & event this November.  Vacheron has put forth an admirable piece for the event.  A closer look, below.

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Vacheron Constantin Harmony Dual Time Cal 2460DT

SIHH 2015…

Vacheron Consantin Harmony Dual Time duo - Perpetuelle

Having taken you through the ultra-exclusive flagship pieces in Vacheron Constantin’s new Harmony collection, there are a couple additional pieces I wanted to run through.  The Harmony Dual Time, with new Caliber 2460DT, is one of them.  Vacheron Constantin has put forth three references of the new dual time watch:  two for men (Dual Time Ref 7810S/000G-B050 (white gold) and 7810S/000R-B051(pink gold)), and one for women (Dual Time Ref 7805S/000G-B052.  Let’s take a closer look.

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Vacheron Constantin Métiers d’ Art Mécaniques Gravée Watches

SIHH 2015…engraved mechanical art…

Vacheron Cal 2260 14 day tourbillon closeup - Perpetuelle

Good news — there’s even more to the Vacheron Constantin’s 2015 lineup than the super new Harmony collection with its special anniversary editions.  Check out the new Mécaniques Gravée pieces — both a – 14-day tourbillon and a (mechanically simpler) hour/minute model.  Both are hand-engraved to a degree which leaves me on the verge of breathlessness (yea, I’m a sucker for fine hand-engraving).   As we saw with the engravings in the Harmony Collection, the delicate floral motifs that adorn these watches are also inspired by engravings gracing the first pocket watches  created by Vacheron Constantin from 1755 onwards.  Housed in a precious platinum cases, these new pieces with their two iconic movements (Cal 2260 and Cal 4400) from the Manufacture feature a tone-on-tone decor and artisnal handiwork that I would describe as stupendously beautiful.

Vacheron held nothing back in celebration of its 260th anniversary this year, that’s for sure.    Let’s take a closer look, shall we?

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