Hard work and sacrifice yield fruits but it is necessary to acknowledge that the journey is more important than the destination. Life is about dealing with obstacles and to moving forward even when you can’t see a favorable outcome. Brands like Lange pursued incremental perfection (p.98); Montblanc too didn’t quite know where they were going with their High Artistry series until six years ago (p. 104). In 1929, the Patek Philippe Calatrava was a symbol of hope and resurgence and today, there’s a new version (p. 42). Finally the Vacheron Constantin Ref. 222 wasn’t the most popular of the integrated bracelet watches at the time but 2022, the 50th anniversary of the timepiece, sees the Historiques 222 one of the most sought after models in the genre. All this and more, in the latest issue of Augustman.