As far as making it look easy taking the watch apart, I should have said "Please. Don't try this at home".
My info source on the design? The owner of the watch, who said "I mentioned to the editor of Watchtime that I thought Genta had designed the 222 as well as the RO and the Nautilus. They say no, that Genta did not do the 222 but that insiders at V&C tell them that it was a young Jorg Hysek."
And then a thread quoting Alex Ghotbi
V&C CEO Juan-Carlos Torres says, “When I entered Vacheron Constantin, this was the first watch project I worked on. I saw the 222 and I immediately said this watch is strong. So in the future, I might take the design cues of the 222 as the platform on which to evolve the next generation of the Overseas. It could be the perfect balance between power and elegance.”
The Evolution of Vacheron Constantin Sports Watches / Post by Alex Ghotbi
"Contrary to popular belief Genta is not the designer of the 222 but...Jorg Hysek! Recent research in the archives show that it was not Gerald Genta but 23 year old (at the time) design maverick Jorg Hysek who gave life to the 222s disruptive design."
This message has been edited by cazalea on 2010-12-10 11:39:12