Vacheron & Constantin - Geneva Watch Auction: TWO Geneva Saturday, November 7, 2015 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: Vacheron & Constantin
    Year: 1955
    Reference No: 6087
    Movement No: 466'828
    Case No: 346'035
    Model Name: "Cornes de Vache"
    Material: 18k yellow gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 13''-492, 19 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Dimensions: 35mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by a Vacheron Constantin Extract from the Archives confirming date of production in 1955

  • Catalogue Essay

    This stunning and dramatic Vacheron Constantin chronograph, made in 1955, is referred to in the community as the “Cornes de Vache”. The term is derived from its extraordinary lugs, which were inspired by and pay tribute to powerful bull horns – a unique shape used only by Vacheron Constantin. They can be considered as a slight variation to the more well-known “teardrop” lug shape. Reference 6087 was produced until the mid-1960s, and was the last chronograph model manufactured by Vacheron Constantin until 1989.

    Like all reference 6087s, it is housed in a robust, water resistant case, and is the only vintage Vacheron Constantin with a screw-down case-back and round chronograph pushers. The case maintains all the sharp edges, curves and hallmarks as it did when it originally left the factory. Its expansive and well-preserved dial features large registers at 3 and 9 o’clock, with applied yellow gold, Arabic ’12’ and ‘6’ hour numerals. Interestingly, Vacheron Constantin re-launched this very design in 2015 called “Cornes de Vache 1955”, paying tribute to the iconic model after 60 years, and for the time being, will only be offered in platinum.

    Reference 6087 is particularly rare, as there are only 28 pieces known in yellow gold, making it one of the most desirable and collectible chronograph watches by any maker. It is one of the finest examples to appear in recent years, making it a trophy watch for a discriminating collector.


Ref. 6087
A very rare and attractive yellow gold chronograph wristwatch with unusual "cow horn" lugs and screw-back case

35mm Diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

CHF50,000 - 100,000 

Sold for CHF106,250

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Geneva Watch Auction: TWO

Geneva Auction 7 & 8 November 2015 6:30pm