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  • Manufacturer: Vacheron Constantin
    Year: Circa 2021
    Reference No: 5000H/000P-B058
    Movement No: 5’359’452
    Case No: 1’332’113
    Model Name: Historiques Cornes de Vache 1955
    Material: Platinum
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 1142, 21 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Crocodile
    Clasp/Buckle: Platinum Vacheron Constantin pin buckle
    Dimensions: 38.5mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Vacheron Constantin guarantee stamped J Farren Price Australia dated 21st December 2021, Poinçon de Genève certificate, passsport, USB, cloth, hang tags, leather travel case, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Taking cues from one of the most revered wrist chronographs, ref. 6087, the Historiques Cornes de Vache 1955 ref. 5000H/000P-B058 was released in 2015, bearing the design language of its predecessor with a modern twist. According to the Vacheron Constantin archives, the original Cornes de Vache was their inaugural onslaught in water-resistant chronographs, and only 36 examples of were crafted between 1954 and 1959. Exceedingly rare, 26 examples were made in yellow gold, 8 in pink gold and two in platinum, made on special request. Recognised for its usual fancy lugs, the ref. 6087 passed down the same strong lug proportions to the present model, along with its symmetrical dial layout. The new opaline dial is also graced with white gold hour markers and white gold hands with a blue center seconds chronograph hand that can be used for the tachymeter scale that surrounds the dial.

    Encased in platinum, the ref. 5000H is comparably larger than the original, boasting a 38.5mm case, rather than 35mm. Heavily influenced by the Lemania-based cal. 2310 that powered the ref. 6087, the new and improved in-house hand-wound cal. 1142 is finished to the highest degree and is without a doubt, more reliable, thus qualifying for the Geneva seal.

    An instant classic which symbolises best the modern Vacheron Constantin chronograph in the eyes of collectors, the present Historiques Cornes de Vache 1955 is presented in excellent overall condition with its original 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/000P-B058
A very fine and attractive platinum chronograph wristwatch with fancy lugs, guarantee and presentation box

Circa 2021
38.5mm diameter
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

HK$150,000 - 250,000 

Sold for HK$352,800

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XV

28 - 29 November 2022 (Online Registration ends 27 Nov, 2pm HKT)