Vacheron Constantin presents the Historiques 222 watch reinvented


Vacheron Constantin Historiques 222 WatchPHOTO COURTESY OF VACHERON CONSTANTIN

No one would have seen this coming except for the return of the legendaryby Vacheron Constantin 222It is certainly good news for watch enthusiasts.

The cult classic designed by Jorg Hysek was first introduced in 1977, in celebration of the Swiss watch brand’s 222nd anniversary, and remains a collector’s favorite today. Launched in 24mm, 34mm and 37mm (aka “jumbo”) sizes, the sporty-chic watch retired in 1985, but is now back to celebrate 45 years.

Part of Vacheron ConstantinStoriescollection of reinvented classics, the new222it is a reissue of the 37mm ‘Jumbo’ crafted in 18K 3N yellow gold. The same but different, the design has kept the aesthetic codes of the initial222model with some contemporary updates.

This includes the barrel-shaped case construction, fluted bezel, gold-tone dial with straight hour markers, and baton hands (which luminesce a green hue at night, in reference to the tritium used in the original). and integrated bracelet, with some subtle adjustments to improve comfort and a more ergonomic use.

Similarities aside, one of the biggest differences worth noting would be the movement. Adorned with Vacheron Constantin’s esteemed Maltese cross emblem at 5 o’clock, the case has a transparent display case back showcasing the new generation of internalsCaliber 2455/2.

Operating at a speed of 28,800 vibrations per hour and endowed with a 40-hour power reserve, the automatic watchCaliber 2455/2The movement offers greater precision. It is also engraved with the original222logo and surrounded by a fluted pattern that echoes the bezel for a level of finish as meticulous as the original.

Intrigued? TheStories 222it will be available exclusively in Vacheron Constantin boutiques.

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