Vacheron Constantin has reinterpreted its classic 1970s sports luxe 222 model in 18K yellow gold.
The model was designed by Jorg Hysek in 1977 to celebrate the brand’s 222nd anniversary and after being discontinued in 1985 remains a favourite among collectors today.
The new model – part of Vacheron Constantin’s Historiques line of reimagined classics – is based on the Ref 44018 and its 18K 3N yellow gold case measures 37mm, reflecting the Jumbo nickname given to the original reference, which was also produced with 34mm and 24mm cases.
Inside a modern Calibre 2455/2 automatic beats at 4Hz – as opposed to the 2.5Hz movement in the original – and offers a 40-hour power reserve. The winding rotor features the original 222 logo.
Vacheron Constantin has also reworked the bracelet to hide the pins and improve comfort.
The Historiques 222 is available now via Vacheron Constantin, priced £53,500 GBP (approximately $69,600 USD).
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