The Beautiful Click of Calibre 1222

Hi guys, On doing some research on the 1222SC movement in my new Overseas Dual Time, I came across an interesting article ( In it they explain that the ebauche is used by AP, PP and VC. They also explain that it has the unique feature of the clicking sound when the rotor is moving. I noticed that immediately when I wore it. In f&a, I had not known that, so I specifically was looking for information about it and was relieved that it was a feature, and not a bug. Does anyone know if this is an enhancement that VC does in finishing it into the 1222SC, or is this common to the ebauche and also a feature of the movements based on it by AP and VC? I really love this feature.
Re: The Beautiful Click of Calibre 1222
04/30/2014 - 00:47
Ugh. I wish I could edit. That last statement should have said AP and PP, obviously. Thanks.
Calibre 1222 is quite different from Calibre 1120
04/30/2014 - 02:00
The Timezone review by Walt Odets referes to the Cal 1120.  VC still uses this calibre, but not in the OS collection.
I'm not 100% sure, but I believe Cal 1222SC is based on
04/30/2014 - 09:51
JLC's cal 929 (or cal 929/3?).  This ebauche was based on JLC's cal 889/1  (VC's cal 1126 is also based on cal 889). I also believe cal 929 was used by JLC, AP and VC. BR, Dan
Re: I'm not 100% sure, but I believe Cal 1222SC is based on
04/30/2014 - 16:53
Thanks Dan.  I appreciate the correction.  For some reason, I read that 1120 as 1220 and assumed that the 1222 was a successor to the 1220.  Doh! Thanks, I will do some more research!  Thanks for pointing me in the right direction.