Vacheron Constantin Hark Back To A Legend With The 222 Watch

Vacheron Constantin Hark Back To A Legend With The 222 Watch

For collectors of vintage watches, 222 is no ordinary number. It refers to a legendary timepiece, a symbol of an era as well as a watershed in the history of Vacheron Constantin.

With the 222 watch, presented on the occasion of its 222nd anniversary 45 years ago, the Maison unveiled a sports watch adding to a vocabulary that had been little used until then. During the previous decades, sports models had been designed for active people, notably with ‘professional’ timepieces designed for use by pilots or divers, for example, while luxury watches occupied the ‘dressy’ timepiece segment. 

“I wanted to design an elegant sporty timepiece while striking the right balance between these two elements to fit in with Vacheron Constantin’s classic and refined universe.”

Jorg Hysek, Designer 

Vacheron Constantin is offering an updated interpretation of this legendary model in its Jumbo version with the Historiques 222 watch in 18K 3N yellow gold. In keeping with the spirit of the Historiques collection, the watches composing the collection are not identical replicas of the original watch, but instead contemporary reinterpretations, endowed with the latest technical advances to optimise their reliability and comfort on the wrist. 

Technical Specifications:

Historiques 222 

Developed and crafted by Vacheron Constantin 
Mechanical, self-winding, 18K 3N yellow gold dedicated oscillating weight 
26.2 mm (12½‘’’) diameter, 3.6 mm thick 
Approximately 40 hours of power reserve 
4Hz (28,800 vibrations per hour) 
194 components 
27 jewels 
Hallmark of Geneva certified timepiece 

Hours, minutes 

18K 3N yellow gold 
37 mm diameter, 7.95 mm thick 
Pd150 white gold Maltese cross placed at 5 o’clock 
Transparent sapphire crystal caseback 
Water-resistance tested at a pressure of 5 bar (approx. 50 metres) 

Yellow gold polished Maltese cross placed on the dial 
Yellow gold hour-markers and hands highlighted with Super-LumiNova® (off-white during the day and lime green at night) 

18K 3N yellow gold vertical satin finished 

18K 3N yellow gold triple-blade folding clasp 
Polished half Maltese cross-shaped 


Available exclusively from Vacheron Constantin boutiques

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