Unique Piece | power-reserve & GMT | rose gold
While inspiration for the movement comes from the Vingt-8, the unique combination of the GMT mechanism and ‘centre-stem’ power-reserve, found in this piece, is entirely integrated within the Calibre 28. Crafted from German silver and titanium, the aesthetics of the movement are as impressive as the mechanics. One of the hallmarks of Kari Voutilainen’s manufacture is their superlative hand-finishing; with expert anglage and a mixture of polished, brushed and frosted surfaces. The calibre features Voutilainen's direct impulse-escapement two large (13.6mm) escapement wheels and a free-sprung balance, with Breguet over-coil and Grossmann interior curve, a high degree of engineering ingenuity is accomplished. The exceptionally large, free-sprung balance beats at 2.5Hz, held in place by a long steel bridge with rounded arms.
The solid-silver, blue dial has two different engine-turned patterns. Each pattern reflecting light differently, giving the dial a mixture of tones and fantastic depth alongside the various brushed and polished surfaces. Applied Arabic numerals, a GMT-disc at six o’clock (with a hand-engraved and enamelled day/night indication), and Breguet-style hands make up the face. Unique to this watch is the power-reserve indication found at 12 o’clock on the dial, operating from the same axle as the hour and minute hands.
The GMT indication is displayed on the disk situated at six o’clock, inside the printing of the small-seconds. The disc shows 24 hours and includes a day/night indicator. The GMT function is almost concealed, owing to its exceptionally-precise and neat integration. The disc is advanced by pressing the crown, moving the disc forward by one hour with each engagement.
Featuring Kari Voutilainen's signature tear-shaped lugs, the 39mm case is rose gold; showing both the watchmaker's uncompromising attention to detail and craftsmanship.
This unique Kari Voutilainen piece comes on our Geneva smoked grey buffalo strap, as well as its original blue alligator strap from Kari Voutilainen. The watch retains its original box from the manufacture, along with a supporting letter from Kari Voutilainen, detailing its unique design.
A Collected Man is the exclusively approved re-seller of Voutilainen watches. Viewings for this unique piece can be arranged in Central London by appointment.
|Movement:||mechanical, hand-made manual-winding|
|Functions:||GMT, hours, minutes, sub-seconds|
|Features:||unique mechanism, engine-turned blue dial, Breguet hands, Arabic numerals, power-reserve indicator|
|Case:||39 mm 18-carat rose gold|
|Crystal:||sapphire front and back|
|Bracelet:||Geneva smoked grey buffalo strap; blue alligator strap with rose-gold tang buckle|
|Box & papers:||full set - original box and supporting letter from Kari Voutilainen|
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