I am very sorry that this is a bit painful, full gold with a bad photo, sorry for your eyes
I am not attracted in full gold watch, too shiny and too heavy though the 222 is quite thin.
When you wear it, you know you did'nt forget it.
After the shock of the shine and weight, the Watch shows a lot of qualities.
As Alex already told, the design of the 222 is not of GeraldGenta but of Jorg Hysek
Not so well known as her "genta sisters" , there was no "direct daughters", it was followed by the 333, Phidias and Overseas as Alex explains here
-Though the designer is different, there is a lot of similarities with a vintage Royal Oak.
Same type of case, very thin. The bezel and the Maltese Cross on the box gives it a special "touch".
A marvellous case.
-But where it is special it is on the fantastic bracelet !
(is it the correct word?Strap is for leather but for metal I do not know exactly?)
For me on of the most beautiful metal bracelet in history! A great design with a tremendous finish and a very nice buckle.
To go on the comparison with Nautilus or Royal Oak, THIS is the hammer compared to the other. Far more original and beautiful imho.
As with the last Overseas metal bracelet, when Vacheron decide to make something nice , they really succeed.
-The dial is simple, no oval shape there but straight lines for indexes and hands.
And that the only point where I prefer the others, the dial is a bit flat imho. But no mistake of taste. Just too simple imho.
Quite difficult to find, especially in gold, I was very happy to try this rarity, completely understated.
A wonderful sport and classy watch. I can not wear it in gold but if one day I find it in steel, why not
very cool, the 222 design is growing on me and I would love to have a
02/18/2010 - 16:59
jumbo steel model one day, or why not a new Historiques version?
222 Historiques? Great Idea !
02/18/2010 - 17:52
A thin and "small" 222 with his wonderful bracelet would complete the "large" Overseas . If the just can change the dial with a different dial it would be awesome imho. It's such a nice and understated watch. Too much forgotten imho. best regards François