Vacheron Constantin brings to light one of its legendary watches with the 222, with a contemporary reinterpretation of the icononic 222 “Jumbo”, symbol of a watershed era in the history of masion in terms of design.
The 222 was unveiled in 1977 for the brand's 222nd anniversary and stands out from the Royal Oak and Nautilus as it was not designed by Gerald Genta but by the young Jorg Hysek who gave the watch a slightly more avant-garde touch. Hysek was only 24 when the 222 was launched - incidentally, Jean-Marc Vacheron was 24 when he officially founded Vacheron Constantin on September 17, 1755.
The new Vacheron Constantin Historiques 222 has been taken care of in every detail. The 37mm diameter case in yellow gold, adorned with the "Maltese Cross" symbol of the maison, frames the gold-colored dial formed by baton indexes filled with luminescent material. The screwed porthole-type fluted bezel which gives it a water resistance of 50 m.
The visible caseback shows the in-house caliber 2455/2 with a reworked oscillating weight designed for this new model from the Historique collection.
The one-piece tonneau-shaped case continues up to the integrated bracelet that continues to show its robust, functional and sporty spirit with a timeless elegance, thanks to the purity of its lines and the subtlety of its curvature.
The fit on the wrist is incredible, as comfortable as the 222 from 1974 but with an evident improvement in terms of quality.