Vacheron Constantin - The Geneva Watch Auction: XIV Geneva Friday, November 5, 2021 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: Vacheron Constantin
    Year: 2016
    Reference No: 5000H
    Movement No: 5'359'473
    Case No: 1'332'085
    Model Name: Cornes de Vache 1955
    Material: Platinum
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 1142, 21 jewels, stamped with the Geneva Seal
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: Platinum Vacheron Constantin pin buckle
    Dimensions: 38.5mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Vacheron Constantin Guarantee booklet including Guarantee Certificate no. VC2894209 and COSC certificate no. 001-A047531, numbered hangtag, Poinçon de Genève Seal, USB key, fitted presentation box and outer packaging

  • Catalogue Essay

    Vacheron Constantin is the oldest watchmaking brands, operating uninterruptedly since 1755 (that is, more than a quarter of a millennia). The historical heritage gathered through the centuries is simply mind-blowing and, probably also thanks to the recent surge in interest for vintage timepieces, the brand released the "Historique" collection, featuring modern interpretations of legendary designs from the past.

    The present "1955 Cornes de Vache", offered in virtually unworn condition and complete of its original accessories, is a reinterpretation of the 1955 reference 6087, which features the fancy lugs which have over time embedded themselves in the minds of collector when it comes to vintage Vacheron Constantin chronographs.

    The original DNA is undeniably present, but reinterpreted in modern key: the 38.5mm case adds gravitas but still remains elegant, while the exquisitely executed two-tone dial emanates an enormously charming vintage vibe.

  • Artist Biography

    Vacheron Constantin

    Swiss • 1755

    The world's oldest watch brand in continuous operation since its founding in 1755, Vacheron Constantin was the first watch company to manufacture movements with interchangeable parts beginning in 1839. Vacheron's watches are admired for their Latin-influenced case designs, well-balanced proportions and exquisitely finished movements of the highest quality. The Geneva-based manufacturer is known for their highly complicated masterpieces, including the King Farouk Grand Complication made in 1935, the Tour de l'Ile that was the most complicated serially produced wristwatch when introduced in 2005 and the 57260 — the world’s most complicated watch — made in 2015.

    Key vintage models include minute repeating wristwatches such as the references 4261, chronographs such as the references 4178 and 6087 and the oversized Cioccolotone models such as ref. 4737. Collectors also appreciate Vacheron's Chronometer Royal pocket and wristwatches, as well as the '222,' the brand's first luxury sports watch produced from 1977 through 1984.

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Ref. 5000H
A large and refined platinum chronograph wristwatch with two-tone dial, fancy lugs, guarantee and box

38.5mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and clasp signed

CHF20,000 - 30,000 

Sold for CHF52,920

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The Geneva Watch Auction: XIV

Geneva Auction 5 & 7 November 2021