Horny horns

Looking at auctions databases, it is interesting to see how many original lugs were used in the past especially by VC

There is a nice chronomètre Royal 6694 "crab lugs" that Tick Talk already presented here

VC ref 4418
Horny horns

Ref 4880
Horny horns
credit: antiquorum

Horny horns
credit: antiquorum

Chronograph 6087  "cornes de vache"
Horny horns
credit: antiquorum

ref 4992
Horny horns
credit: christies

ref 4540
Horny horns
credit: christies 

And for non VC

The Patek 2431 with the devilish flame lugs.
Horny horns
credit: antiquorum

If i pushed it a little I will say "show me your horns guys"
 Horny horns
11/29/2010 - 13:48
funny how lugs can change a watch! great job compiling
11/29/2010 - 18:00
These photos
Case vs Lug Size
11/29/2010 - 20:35
Great comparisons!  Although case sizes from the 1950's and 60's were smaller in width, their expressive lugs made for a very impressive wrist presence.  Now gone from my collection, this Ref. 4536 was a great example of V&C's massive claw lugs...
Agreed !
11/29/2010 - 21:00
As you say, with a complex dial and massive or long lugs you can make a little watch with a lot of presence. I remember trying a chronograph Patek 130, 33mm, thin case, thin lugs, but the silver dial and the long thin lugs made it incredible on the wrist. one of my best horological memory.
another one which I love
12/02/2010 - 13:38
the 1/4 Maltese Cross made for the 250th anniversary models
Re: another one which I love
12/02/2010 - 16:34
Seems simple from far, but quite complex indeed