Vingt-8 | rose gold

with two additional dials

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Vingt-8 | rose gold

with two additional dials

Regular price

This hand-made, rose gold Voutilainen Vingt-8, in many ways, is the embodiment of artisanal, independent watchmaking. Made entirely at the Voutilainen workshop in Môtiers, near Geneva, it is characterised by a number of distinctive features, emphasising Kari's uncompromising movement finishing and watchmaking style.

The Watchmaker

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, from the bridges to the smallest of screws, involves manual labour, from adjusting tolerances to polishing and angling.

His efforts have been recognised with more than a half dozen awards 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. This rose gold Vingt-8 is one of the more recent interpretations of that design, incorporating distinctive baton index markers by special request of the client, which later served and inspiration for Kari's titanium Vingt-8 limited edition.

The Design

It has three different engine-turned patterns on the grey dial. Each pattern reflects light differently, giving the dial a mixture of tones and fantastic depth. Applied index markers and matching Breguet hands, with blued steel, add further classicism to this piece. Kari Voutilainen's signature tear-shaped lugs finish off this Vingt-8; showing both the watchmaker's uncompromising attention to detail and craftsmanship

This rose gold Vingt-8 is also accompanied by two additional dials, both of which were ordered by special request and completed alongside the original. The first of these is similarly executed in grey, though with applied Roman numerals in place of index markers. It features the same Clous de Paris patterning around the outer section of the dial, with radiating waves from the centre, though replaces the basket-weave pattern with further Clous de Paris, within the sub-seconds. Unusually, the hands which accompany this second grey dial are a vibrant red - a subtle nod to Voutilainen's more colourful pieces. The second of the two is perhaps the most classically executed, featuring an off-white, two-pattern guilloché and brushed outer section, with applied rose gold baton index markers. The second set of additional hands are also executed in rose gold, both complimenting the case material.

The Movement

This rose gold Vingt-8 is just as impressive inside the case; the sapphire crystal on the reverse allows one to see inside the movement, revealing the rich palette of hues and forms. The in-house Cal. 28 is made from German silver and titanium, with the additional ruthenium-coating enhancing the visual impact of the movement.

Through the combination of a a free-sprung balance with Breguet over-coil and a Grossmann interior curve, and the signature direct impulse escapement with two large (13.6mm) escapement wheels, a high degree of engineering ingenuity is accomplished. One of the hallmarks of Voutilainen as a manufacture is their superlative hand-finishing; with expert anglage and a mixture of complimentary surfaces. The watch has a 50-hour power reserve.

The Set

This rose gold Vingt-8 piece comes as a full-set, with its original box and papers. It's also accompanied by two additional dials and sets of hands, which are encased within special protective housing. The watch comes with our Luxembourg light taupe saffiano leather strap, as well as the original strap from Kari Voutilainen.

A Collected Man is the exclusively approved re-seller of Voutilainen watches.

Brand: Voutilainen
Model: Vingt-8
Movement: mechanical manual-winding Cal. 28
Functions: time-only: hours, minutes, sub-seconds
Features: silver engine-turned dial, additional silver engine-turned dial (with applied Roman numerals), additional off-white silver dial with applied rose gold index markers, display back, ruthenium-coated movement
Case: 39 mm rose gold
Crystal: sapphire front and back
Bracelet: Voutilainen strap, Luxembourg light taupe saffiano leather strap, rose gold Voutilainen pin buckle
Year: 2016
Box & papers: original outer box, Vichard wooden inner box, papers, two additional dials
This rose gold Voutilainen Vingt-8 watch is in excellent condition and has perfect mechanical functionality. The case is very well preserved, with only light superficial marks throughout and light scuffing on the bezel at 3 o'clock and 7 o'clock. It comes as a full set (with box and papers), is guaranteed for authenticity and comes with a two-year warranty from A Collected Man.

All of our pre-owned watches have undergone thorough mechanical inspections, including being ultrasonically cleaned, serviced and resealed if appropriate and tested for at least four days, to ensure they meet our highest timekeeping standards. Our pre-owned and vintage watches, unless stated otherwise, are covered by a full or a limited twenty-four month warranty. For example, due to their age, some vintage watches should not be subjected to the same conditions as when they were new. Please see our Terms & Conditions for further information. 

All of our new watches are covered by the warranty from the original manufacturer. Please contact us for further information.

We offer complimentary worldwide delivery on our watches. If ordering from overseas, delivery will depend on the value of the timepiece and the destination. All import taxes and duties are the responsibility of the buyer.

If ordering from the UK before 1 PM, your watch will be sent the same working day. The courier will depend on the value of the watch, with all watches delivered the next working day.

Please note that pre-owned goods (in the United Kingdom) are subject to a marginal rate of VAT, which can not be reclaimed. For further information, please see here

You can cancel your order without giving any reason, within 14 days from the day the watch has been delivered to you.

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