Vacheron Constantin Cornes de Vache 1955 in Steel

As modern, high-end chronographs go, the Luxury ReplicaVacheron Constantin Historiques Cornes de Vache 1955 is one of the most desirable, being a beautifully executed remake that’s faithful to the vintage original, while powered by an upgraded version of a well-regarded movement.

The latest version of the Cornes de Vache 1955 has a steel case, making it even more unusual amongst high-end chronographs, which are almost always found in precious metal cases.

Like the vintage original, the Swiss Replica Watch modern-day Cornes de Vache was initially only available in precious metals: first in platinum, followed by pink gold, with the steel model only making its debut last year.

And at 10.9 mm high, the case is slim and well within the ballpark proportions of hand-wound, haute horlogerie chronographs like the Patek Philippe ref. 5172G that measures 41 mm by 11.45 mm, or the Lange 1815 Chronograph that’s 39.5 mm by 11 mm.

The Luxury Replica Watches case is uniformly finished with a polished surface all around, but fancy surface finishing is not appropriate for such a design. And the construction is rigid, with a screw-down back, which gives the impression of a robust case.