January 28, 2023

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No one would have seen this coming however the return of Vacheron Constantin’s legendary 222 is definitely welcome information for watch fanatics.

The cult basic designed by Jorg Hysek was first unveiled in 1977, in celebration of the Swiss watch model’s 222nd anniversary, and stays a collector’s favorite right now. The sporty-chic timepiece, which was launched in 24 mm, 34 mm and 37 mm (a.ok.a ‘jumbo’) sizes, was retired in 1985, however is now again in celebration of its 45 years.

A part of Vacheron Constantin’s Historiques assortment of reimagined classics, the brand new 222 is a re-edition of the 37 mm ‘Jumbo’ crafted in 18K 3N yellow gold. Similar but totally different, the design has retained the aesthetic codes of the preliminary 222 mannequin with a couple of up to date updates.

This contains the tonneau-shaped case development, fluted bezel, gold-toned dial with straight hour markers and baton-type fingers (whose luminescence takes on a green-tinted hue at evening, in reference to the tritium used on the unique) and built-in bracelet, with a couple of delicate changes for improved consolation and a extra ergonomic put on.

Similarities apart, one of many greatest variations price noting can be the motion. The case, embellished with the beloved Vacheron Constantin Maltese Cross emblem at 5 o’clock, has a clear exhibition again that showcases the new-generation in-house Calibre 2455/2.

Working at a price of 28,800 vibrations per hour and endowed with a 40-hour energy reserve, the self-winding Calibre 2455/2 motion delivers enhanced precision. It’s additionally engraved with the unique 222 brand and surrounded by a fluted motif echoing the bezel for a degree of ending as meticulous as that of the unique.

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Intrigued? The Historiques 222 can be completely out there at Vacheron Constantin boutiques.

For extra info, do go to VACHERON-CONSTANTIN.com

PHOTO COURTESY OF VACHERON CONSTANTIN