After the Historiques Cornes de Vache 1955 Limited Edition for HODINKEE, which came out back in 2017 and sold out almost instantly, this new model is only the second watch in this line, new or vintage, to feature a case made of steel. This places it in very rare company, while adding a thoroughly modern option within the CdV’s everyday lineup. At present, there are only two other executions of the serially produced Cornes de Vache: At the top of the price pyramid is the platinum execution, which will set you back a cool $68,000. The other is the 4N pink gold version, which costs $52,500. While the $39,000 price tag of the new steel Cornes de Vache is far from cheap, it’s considerably lower than the other available choices, and the watch retains all of the style that a buyer could want. If anything, I think the steel option adds quite a bit of upside. It feels younger, more versatile, capable of transitioning from casual to formal environments.