for the week end: some lousy shots of one of my favorite chronos

the ref 6087 made in the 50s.  Also called “cornes de vache” (cow horns) due to its lug shape, it is a natural evolution from the teardrop or flared lugs VC is known for. 

According to the Vacheron Constantin archives, a total of 34 examples of Reference 6087 were produced from 1954 to 1959. Of these, 26 examples were in yellow gold and eight in pink gold. Two were made in platinum, made on special order in the 90s but surprisingly even if the ref n° is the same these watches do not have the same case!

Sorry for the poor scans but I was shaking with desire when I was taking them for the week end: some lousy shots of one of my favorite chronos

for the week end: some lousy shots of one of my favorite chronos

for the week end: some lousy shots of one of my favorite chronos

for the week end: some lousy shots of one of my favorite chronos

for the week end: some lousy shots of one of my favorite chronos

for the week end: some lousy shots of one of my favorite chronos

Have a great week end!
Next time let Luca hold the watch...
08/30/2008 - 19:19
while you take the pictures, if you know what I mean!
A grail watch of the highest order and one I have been questing
08/30/2008 - 21:58
towards for years. Thanks for the scans and I too, share your lug lust on this piece, it is remarkable. Best to all, Tim
It's so ugly, i can't understand how you dare posting that
08/30/2008 - 22:17
One word comes to my mind for this watch : perfect
Re: for the week end: some lousy shots of one of my favorite chronos
08/31/2008 - 00:18
Hi Alex, looks like a real winner. You are the fortuante one to have this beauty in your collection. Have a wonderful weekend. Regards, Matt
Unfortunately Matt I'm only the owner of the scans not the watch :-(
08/31/2008 - 11:54
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Very appropriate name! I wouldn't turn it away! (NT)
08/31/2008 - 02:35
NT
A beautiful piece Alex.
08/31/2008 - 03:21
Thanks for sharing. Now, for the $64K question, which do you prefer, this lovely chrono or an Urwerk? Hope your weekend is going well and you enjoy pondering that choice. Cheers, Duncan
can I say both the same? :-) (nt)
08/31/2008 - 11:56

In this virtual world of the internet, you sure can. :-) (nt)
08/31/2008 - 13:42
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Alex, if you cannot control your nerves...
08/31/2008 - 23:48
Anyway, it's a great watch and in wonderful condition! Thank you for sharing as it's quite rare to see some. Cheers
definitely another spectacular VC chrono...
09/01/2008 - 00:31
This is Vacheron Constantin at its best! I really love the VC heritage and expertise in Chronograph manufacturing  After so many years they have finally arrived at the actual Malte Chronograph . It is hardly possible to come up with any better chronograph...  'But better is always possible...' Due to the VC's motto I can clearly see the new Patrimony Chrono beating competition by a mile soon enough. Can't wait to see it On a vintage note, I would love the older VCs to be considerably bigger. I would be all over them then...
Radek, I see it as a blessing in disguise...
09/01/2008 - 01:08
Those vintage watches look amazing in pictures, but I know there not for me to wear since I like my watches to be minimum 38-39mm... And so that's VERY good for my wallet
True enough, Francois...
09/01/2008 - 01:45
I am enjoying the big watch trend nowadays just as much as you are and am already getting to think my Malte Dual Time Regulateur is too small at 38,5mm... Vintage watches can be fun if you know your way around - like Doc or many other fellow Loungers - but they can trick you out too. There is a vintage, large VC watch that I am determined to buy one day - 1972 Prestige de la France. When an opportunity came up, I asked our Lounge vintage guru for advice and he made me realize how many aspects you have to be aware of when acquiring a vintage piece. I ended up quitting on the offer as it turned out a Franken watch...    
Thanks Alex for sharing those photos.
09/01/2008 - 01:10
I really like this chrono and its amazing lugs, but I still prefer the Malte version... What's the diameter of this baby? Cheers, Francois
36mm nt
09/02/2008 - 02:00
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thanks! (nt)
09/02/2008 - 19:57
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