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Shining Gold at Watches & Wonders: Vacheron Constantin’s Revived 222 | Features

It is likely one of the showstoppers at this 12 months’s Watches & Wonders and certain to change into a collectors’ piece: Vacheron Constantin’s up to date re-edition of the 37-mm diameter yellow gold Historiques 222. Sporty but stylish when launched in 1977, the 222 marked a turning level in Vacheron Constantin’s basic creations, previous the now tremendous in style Abroad assortment in its built-in design. Designed by the well-known Jorg Hysek, it was distinguished by a practical structure, with its flat base topped by a distinguished fluted bezel. Its monobloc case, which required the motion to be cased-up from above, was waterproof to 120 meters due to its screw-down bezel. 

This was a powerful quantity for an on a regular basis watch with the indication of hours, minutes, and date. Equally gorgeous was the peak of simply 7mm and the built-in bracelet. The baton-type arms and straight hour markers had been additionally consistent with the zeitgeist of this decade that was shaken by the arrival of the quartz caliber.

As to be anticipated, the re-edition which is a part of the Historiques assortment, staying devoted to the unique mannequin, albeit with a number of changes in phrases of consolation and reliability. The case adorned with a Maltese cross emblem at 5 o’clock has now an exhibition again exhibiting off the new-generation in-house caliber 2455/2 in all its magnificence.

The automated motion, working at a fee of 28,800 vibrations per hour, is provided with an oscillating weight that was redesigned and engraved with “222”. As is bon ton at Vacheron Constantin, it bears the Poinçon de Genève.

The signatures of the primary 222 are significantly evident within the watch face: The gold-toned dial with straight hour-markers and baton-type arms whose luminescence takes on a green-tinted hue at night time, in reference to the tritium used on the unique 222.

Pricing for the Historiques 222 is marked at $62,500, with availability solely by way of Vacheron Constantin boutiques.

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