Voutilainen 217QRS, White Gold

£150,000
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This is one of 10 examples of the Voutilainen 217QRS* in a 39mm white gold case. The watch, which features an entirely integrated retrograde date complication, has a dial adorned with the kind of beautiful and varied guilloché typical of the watchmaker's style. This particular example is made special by the salmon shade of the dial, custom ordered by the original owner. Powering it is the manually wound Calibre 28, with a large balance wheel and twin escapement wheels giving direct impulse to it. Even within the small catalogue that is the 217QRS, this example represents a singular expression of the line’s aesthetic.

WHAT MAKES A VOUTILAINEN WATCH? 

After a period spent restoring some of the finest watches from the last three centuries, Kari Voutilainen set out as an independent watchmaker.

His work has been welcomed with great acclaim, on account of its unique aesthetic and quality. Every component in his watches involves manual labour: from the bridges and the smallest of screws to adjusting tolerances, polishing and angling.

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His efforts have been recognised with more than half a dozen awards from the GPHG (Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève), the most prestigious award ceremony in the watch industry. The Vingt-8 collection has long been a centrepiece of the watchmaker's offering, representing the canvas on which he has continually experimented over the years.