Vacheron Constantin 5000H/000R-B059

5000H/000R-B059 : Vacheron Constantin Historiques Cornes de Vache 1955 Pink Gold

Historiques Cornes de Vache 1955 Pink Gold

Brand: Vacheron Constantin
Family: Historiques
Reference: 5000H/000R-B059
Name: Historiques Cornes de Vache 1955 Pink Gold
Produced: 2016/8
Limited: No

Case

Material: Pink gold
Glass: Sapphire
Back: Open
Shape: Round
Diameter: 38.50 mm
Height: 10.90 mm
W/R: 30.00 m

Dial

Color: Silver
Indexes: Stick / Dot
Hands: Stick

Movement

The 1142 is based on the Lemania 2310, yet it is produced in-house by Vacheron Constantin; the intellectual rights for the movement were first acquired by Roger Dubuis, and this brand was subsequently acquired by Vacheron Constantin's parent company Richemont. It consists of 164 components, including 21 jewels. The movement was first introduced in the ladies Harmony Chronograph Small Model.

Caliber 1142 is the successor to caliber 1141, which was also based on the 2310, yet not fully produced in-house.

Type:Handwound
Brand:Vacheron Constantin
Caliber:1142
Base: Vacheron Constantin 1141
Display:Analog
Diameter:27.50 mm
Jewels:21
Reserve:48 h
Frequency:21600 bph
Time:Small Seconds, Hours, Minutes
Chronograph:Chronograph, Column wheel

Description

Introduced in 2016, the Vacheron Constantin Historiques Cornes de Vache 1955 is a pink gold chronograph model with fancy lugs in tear drop / cows horn design. Its design is a contemporary interpretation of the first water-resistant and anti-magnetic chronograph presented by Vacheron Constantin - the 1955 reference 6087, a 35mm chronograph powered by caliber 492, which was made in yellow gold, pink gold and platinum for a total of 36 examples. The 'Cornes de Vache' 1955 in platinum had been available since 2015.

The Historiques Cornes de Vache 1955 ref. 5000H/000R-B059 is powered by caliber 1142, which is Vacheron Constantin's interpretation of the Lemania 2310, a movement that also served as the base for Omega's caliber 321 and Patek Philippe's CH 27-70 family.

The case of the Historiques Cornes de Vache 1955 measures 38.5mm across, a reasonable update from its source of inspiration. The dial features a silvered opaline center with sun-brushed external zone; the latter featuring the minute track and tachymeter scale. The hour markers are made of 18k rose gold.

Not a limited edition per sé, the ref. 5000H/000R-B059 will be made in a "highly exclusive production run".