Vacheron Constantin made the reference 222 in 1977 to celebrate the firm's 222nd year of continuous watch production. The reference 222 was limited to 500 pieces in stainless steel, 120 pieces in stainless steel and gold and 100 pieces in gold. This watch has a close resemblance to the Patek Philippe Nautilus, Audemars Piguet Royal Oak and IWC Ingenieur SL 1832.
“222” on steel was made in 500 pieces. This’s confirmed by number or reference we (me and other Italian owner) have filed (from 5220XX to 5224XX).There is 3 different types of dial.
“222” is antimagnetic and waterproof until 120 m. Bracelet is integrate with case. Clasp is not settable, and sealed with Maltese cross.
It’s possible that steel version was made only in 1977, for anniversary. In fact all serials found are between 5220XX and 5224XX.
The one I show here is made with 18KT solid gold
Diameter: 37 mm
Thickness: 6 mm
Movement: VC 1121 Automatic made by JLC
It is massive, thin, elegant, simple and a legendary design of Vacheron Constantin, an Iconic model for Constantin. “222”.
In Chinese translation, “222” sounds like E E E, means Easy Easy and Easy!
This one is in my hands now, with the Box Special offer to HKWF VC fans.