Vacheron Constantin - Phillips Watches Online Auction: The Geneva Sessions Fall 2023 Geneva Friday, September 8, 2023 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: Vacheron Constantin
    Year: 2017
    Reference No: 5000H/000A-B325
    Movement No: 5'359'689
    Case No: 136'819
    Model Name: Historiques Cornes de Vache 1955 "Hodinkee"
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 1142, 21 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Hodinkee leather strap
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless Steel Vacheron Constantin pin buckle
    Dimensions: 38.5mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Vacheron Constantin guarantee stamped Vacheron Constantin Madison Avenue, New York dated 13th February 217, Poinçon de Genève certificate, passport, USB, cloth, hang tags, leather travel case, two additional Hodinkee straps, and fitted presentation box.

  • Catalogue Essay

    - Taking cues from the Vacheron Constantin ref. 6087, the present Historiques Cornes de Vache 1955 ref. 5000H/000A-B325 was released in 2017 as a limited edition of 36 pieces made for the renowned watch publication Hodinkee. The first reiteration of the famed Vacheron Constantin Cornes de Vache to be cased in stainless steel, it was an instant success amongst collectors.

    - Cased at 38.5mm in diameter, the timepiece features a captivating slate grey dial with pulsation scale. Inside, visible thanks to the open caseback, beats the manually wound chronograph movement caliber 1142 which features not only the prestigious Geneva seal but also a column wheel in the shape of a Maltese Cross, the emblem of the brand.

    - A subtle and sought-after homage to a great piece of horological history, the present 36 piece limited edition Historiques Cornes de Vache 1955 for Hodinkee is further presented in virtually unworn condition with its full set of accessories.

  • 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/000A-B325
A very fine and attractive stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with unusual lugs, pulsation scale dial, guarantee and presentation box, part of a limited edition of 36 pieces made for Hodinkee

38.5mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

CHF20,000 - 40,000 

Sold for CHF60,960

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Phillips Watches Online Auction: The Geneva Sessions Fall 2023

8 - 15 September 2023