In the world of horology, collaborations are quite a regularly occurrence but it is invariably those involving luxury Swiss watchmakers and leading watch publication Hodinkee that cause the most buzz and so it has proved once again with the glorious looking Hodinkee x Vacheron Constantin Historiques Cornes De Vache 1955 Watch.
Limited to 36 pieces (and already sold out for now in a matter of hours), the Hodinkee x Vacheron Constantin Historiques Cornes De Vache 1955 Watch is luxury personified and it’s not difficult to see why it has resonated so much with those in horology circles. Impeccably well crafted, understated and almost obscenely dapper, this limited edition watch is likely to become a real collector’s item in the future.
Vacheron Constantin are a watchmaker with no shortage of tradition and prestige and when they combined with Hodinkee for the Historiques Cornes De Vache 1955 Watch, it was inevitable that those with a love of high end collaborations would sit up and take notice. This spectacular, modern chronograph timepiece that is wrapped in a 38.5mm stainless steel case for the very first time has really ignited the imagination of watch lovers hence why all 36 have positively flown off the shelves.
The magnificent looking watch takes its design inspiration from the reference 6087 from 1955, which was Vacheron’s only manually-wound, water-resistant chronograph from the vintage era – so, for those of you with a love of traditional, vintage inspired timepieces, this will be entirely up your street.
With the Vacheron caliber 1142 manually-wound chronograph movement, complete with the Maltese cross column-wheel can be viewed through the transparent screw-down caseback and really highlights the tangible quality of the craftsmanship and the first class attention to detail that has gone into every design element of this brilliant collaboration.
You know you’re getting a timepiece of superior quality when you opt for Vacheron Constantin but this collaboration with Hodinkee really takes things to the next level. Delivered with a number of different luxury strap options from Hodinkee including natural Barenia calfskin and matte grey alligator, you’ll be able to chop and change the strap and make it look like a whole new watch in the process.
We’re big fans of when two powerhouses of the watch industry join forces and they don’t get much bigger and better than Vacheron Constantin and Hodinkee so it perhaps shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise that the gloriously vintage and superbly crafted Historiques Cornes De Vache 1955 Watch took no time at all in selling all 36 pieces and we’re sure that most horology fans will have their fingers crossed for an extension in the limited edition run.
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