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Vacheron Constantin 222 x Jorg Hysek : In gold we trust

In 1977, Swiss watchmaking was in its heyday. The Royal Oak, released five years earlier, had found its audience and Gerald Genta had convinced Patek Philippe once again, with his Nautilus’ porthoule the year before. It remained in the third place of the great manufacturers, Vacheron Constantin, to propose its vision of the famous sport chic. To do this, it called on a young, unknown designer, Jorg Hysek. If today his creations do not seem slightly outdated and less inspirational, at the time he delivered what some considered to be one of the most beautiful proposals of the moment: the iconic 222. Unfortunately, until now, the model that was withdrawn from the collections at the end of the 1980s was sorely lacking in the Plan-les-Ouates workshops. On the occasion of the Watch and Wonders trade show, which made its return after two years, Vacheron Constantin proposed a new edition of the totem, without altering its beauty. More efficient with its new caliber, softer on the wrist with its optimized finishing, perfectly rendered with its maltese cross at 5 o’clock, it literally made all hearts, including ours, beat faster once again. A delicate issue remains: in the face of success, how long will we have to wait to get one?

Vacheron Constantin 222 x Jorg Hysek : In gold we trust

In 1977, Swiss watchmaking was in its heyday. The Royal Oak, released five years earlier, had found its audience and Gerald Genta had convinced Patek Philippe once again, with his Nautilus’ porthoule the year before. It remained in the third place of the great manufacturers, Vacheron Constantin, to propose its vision of the famous sport chic. To do this, it called on a young, unknown designer, Jorg Hysek. If today his creations do not seem slightly outdated and less inspirational, at the time he delivered what some considered to be one of the most beautiful proposals of the moment: the iconic 222. Unfortunately, until now, the model that was withdrawn from the collections at the end of the 1980s was sorely lacking in the Plan-les-Ouates workshops. On the occasion of the Watch and Wonders trade show, which made its return after two years, Vacheron Constantin proposed a new edition of the totem, without altering its beauty. More efficient with its new caliber, softer on the wrist with its optimized finishing, perfectly rendered with its maltese cross at 5 o’clock, it literally made all hearts, including ours, beat faster once again. A delicate issue remains: in the face of success, how long will we have to wait to get one?