Is Vacheron Constantin Historiques Cornes de vache 1955 Steel too expensive?
Lately I have been reading a lot more about this watch which i have an interest in getting one but I would like to see it in metal before I commit.
Most people complains that this is way too expensive. The list price is about $39,800. I am thinking if this is indeed too expensive when you compare to the other chronograph using similar movement.
Can you imagine a stainless steel Patek 5070 going for anything below $60k?
I am just a bit surprised by the reaction of the price by most people when no one says much about the ridiculous price of nautilus :P
What do you think?
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It is just me haha
when I first saw the watch, I was thinking this is gonna cost me a leg and a arm but it ends up cheaper than what I expected. It is a great watch and a super grail after you have reviewed it
IMHO it is about future value
People feels VC price is too expensive because it will surely lost significant part of its value, whereas Patek price is acceptable because Patek/Nautilus value is appreciating
I am interested in the same watch and will look for a used example two or three years down the road.
That's so true...
it will probably be 20-25% cheaper but I think it is worth enjoying one now and let it depreciate 20-25% over the next 3 years. It must be the holiday season effect :P
The extra years of enjoyment have their own value. But there are so many watches on the list of watches to get!
True somefimes we Purist are so passionate (crazy stupid)
when we fall in love with a watch. To be honest I am also, not once but several times Nonetheless I also realize and keep reminding myself, I have a budget limit thus I have the be smart. The smarter we are the more watch we can have and enjoy. timing is ...
I hope this one does not.
IMHO it is one of the more beautiful chrono. The lug is the best of all chrono. the movement is arguably neiter as majestic as lange nor as beautiful as Patek, but still very awesome
Pricing equals trade off
Pricing high end watches is an art in itself. Simple economics whereby price is the balance point between supply and demand, won’t get you far. There are so many factors involved: costs, volume, general company pricing strategy often with distinct yet sli...
Very well said...
I mention my curiosity only because I keep hearing same collectors who owns Patek chronograph complaining about the Vacheron price being overpriced. Different metric system. Congrats to your retirement. Your watch is much more suited for your special occa...
Black is too close to Hodinkee version...
and Lange and Patek already have black chrono. The steel GDV reminds me of the 'old' 5070G and 5070R dial combined. 5070G and R dial color is very attractive in metal. Salmon is literally everywhere now which I think I'm starting to dislike it. Overdose o...
many people thinks this is just a white dial but in metal, it is more than that
It is far from that. Your statement is a hype. How can a 5070 defeat a Datograph? They are just different.
I bought one today
and can say that the dial face is superior to the Pt version, at about half the price.
Most place I ask don't have one but I saw one in HK a few days ago that just arrive. Did you buy yours from HK? Share with us your experience on this piece. I saw it first time in metal 3 days ago and I was impressed with the dial. My feeling is VC create...