Though curiosity within the 222 was sluggish for years, there’s been a gradual improve in consideration over the previous 48 months, particularly because the demand (and costs) for watches just like the Royal Oak and Nautilus have risen. The newfound recognition began to peak final November, when a chrome steel 222 bought at Phillips Geneva for CHF 157,500, a world document for the reference on the time and 5 occasions its estimated worth. That is the next quantity than what comparable examples of the Royal Oak 5402 and Nautilus 3711 went for in the identical sale.
Earlier at present, throughout Session I of Geneva Watch Public sale XV, Phillips bought a yellow-gold 222 instance for CHF 163,800 all-in and a chrome steel 222 for CHF 189,000, breaking the document for a classic 222 at public sale every time as soon as once more. We’ll have to attend till tomorrow, when an excellent rarer two-tone 222 goes up as a part of Session II at Phillips, to see the place it lands.