Vacheron Constantin Les Historiques American 1921, Ultra Thin 1955, Chronomètre Royal and Cornes de Vache, platinum. 4 Aces?

Feb 09, 2019,07:34 AM

Is is possible to do better, in the Vacheron modern world, than these 4? Cabinotiers and other unaffordable Vacheron apart, of course... 

4 different expressions of a similar philosophy, focusing on beauty and elegance. Funnily, there is only one watch among these 4 which has an automatic movement, the Chronomètre Royal. 

Enamel dial for the Chronomètre Royal. 

40 mm case for the 1921, 36 mm for the Ultra Thin ( which is 4, 1 mm high ), 38, 5 for the Cornes de Vache, and 39 mm for the Chronometre Royal, all in platinum. 

That's the idea I have of what is a Vacheron. 



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I need a kleenex, ASAP! [nt]

 By: Pour le Mérite : February 9th, 2019-07:55

He he... [nt]

 By: amanico : February 9th, 2019-08:55

I always wanted a mechanical Chrono...

 By: Raymond_S : February 9th, 2019-08:20
how is this Cornes De Vache compared to ALS 1815 Chrono or PP 5170, in terms of movement, in your opinion? In terms of looks, VC looks really good.

If looks can kill, does it matter a lot? 😬

 By: Raymond_S : February 9th, 2019-08:51
I know it all comes down to preferences but I also agree whenever I look at ALS movement, I’m always awestruck. Thank you 🙏🏻

Design first, movement second, but...

 By: Pour le Mérite : February 9th, 2019-09:41
... at the end of the day I make exceptions in both ways.

True, need to wear them and find that ah-ha moment of connection.

 By: Raymond_S : February 9th, 2019-09:46
This VC in Pt is very alluring and the secondary pricing is very attractive now.

Exactly. The best watches are the ones you love but hate at the same time.

 By: Pour le Mérite : February 9th, 2019-09:49
There is no perfect watch... okay, maybe if you decide to order one from Les Cabinotiers.

+1... [nt]

 By: amanico : February 9th, 2019-16:45

A bit disagree with this statement regarding the weakest link

 By: V-Rex : February 9th, 2019-12:49
Lemania is a very reliable, ‘true historic’ movement. PP used it in the 5070 for a long time. I don’t think that using not in-house movement is a serious disadvantage for manufacture, just compare the current value of the PP5070 and PP5170. We know a lot ... 

We need to add a 5th, maybe bordering on Vacheron Legend now...

 By: Rogi : February 9th, 2019-08:40
One of the most beautiful VC, and being able to get it wet with some fun in the sun is the extra cherry on top. ...  

Hehe aye, these are at base level to 30m, while Overseas can go up to 150m below ;) couldn't resist. [nt]

 By: Rogi : February 9th, 2019-08:59
The main issue with Vacheron is they have too many we love

LOL! [nt]

 By: amanico : February 9th, 2019-16:43

I love the cornes de vache, would add the patrimony traditionelle small second

 By: Spangles - Mr. Tabby : February 9th, 2019-11:47
Esp the boutique edition with patterned dial (not guilloche but something similar).

Yes, this would be a dream team. If I could have only one

 By: emcquillan : February 9th, 2019-14:06
I’d pick the chronograph historique as much as I like the 1921 and chronometer royale. What about you Nicolas? You get one as a gift and can never sell ot trade it. Which one would you pick?

The 1921 is a charming piece

 By: traineract : February 9th, 2019-18:47
Absolute classic. When I saw it in person, I realized why so many Purists and others were smitten by it. Really really nice in the metal

1921 and the Chrono..

 By: Echi : February 9th, 2019-18:57
Plus the Patrimony Traditionelle. I'm ok with those 3 Best, Echi

Among these 4...

 By: V-Rex : February 10th, 2019-00:48
The undisputed winner for me is the Cornes de Vache. The legibility is the only weak point, so expecting to see the Pt version with another dial color one day. I would also add the small seconds Traditionelle (38 mm) in the list.

That CDV and the 1921...

 By: NT931 : February 10th, 2019-01:44
...perfectly sized, and such elegance! And a +1 for the 38mm Pt Traditionnelle Patrimony too!

All 4 are great

 By: quattro98 : February 12th, 2019-06:02
But I think the standouts are the 1921 and Cornes de Vache. The use of color on the dial adds some visual interest and they both have great case designs. In this photo comparison, one cannot appreciate the thinness of the Ultra Thin 1955 or the beauty of ... 

Reality is preferred.

 By: quattro98 : February 12th, 2019-10:40
Given the choice I’d much rather have a watch that looks better in person than in photographs. Watches that look better online than in person are good to add to the free virtual collection photo album.

my 5th flying ace would be...

 By: timeset : February 13th, 2019-04:35
If we talk about a dress watch with no complication, I would really like to bespeak one of those Villes Lumières with them, a great style theme invention with a lot of emotion. ...  

that's not exactly what I meant, not even a dress watch

 By: timeset : February 13th, 2019-06:06
read this again: not only just another model: - Métiers d'Art Villes Lumières - The Sputnik is a stunning peace - in deed, the alternative time display not regarded a complication, but the Sputnik is certainly not a dress watch. It is more appropriate for... 

What can I say

 By: Jurry : March 18th, 2019-09:47
What can I say, my absolute favorite watch is on the list so I’m 100% happy already.