Vingt-8 | pre-series Cal. 28 | White Gold


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Vingt-8 | pre-series Cal. 28 | White Gold


Regular price Price on request
This stunning, hand-made, white-gold Voutilainen Vingt-8 is in excellent condition and has excellent mechanical functionality. This special timepiece was the first of the line - referred to by Kari as the 'pre-series' - and was used as a prototype during early stages of the Vingt-8’s development.

It has three different engine-turned patterns on the blue dial. Each pattern reflects light differently, giving the dial a mixture of tones and fantastic depth. Applied Roman numerals, a sub-second dial at six o’clock with Arabic numerals, and blue steel Breguet-style hands make up the face. A hand-sewn, dark-blue crocodile strap and Kari Voutilainen's signature tear-shaped lugs finish off this fantastic timepiece; showing both the watchmaker's uncompromising attention to detail and craftsmanship.

This Voutilainen 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. The bridges are engraved “Voutilainen” and “Motiers”, like the Observatoire, which pre-date the final engraving design for the Vingt-8.

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 polished, brushed and frosted surfaces, the aesthetics of the movement is as impressive as the mechanics. The watch has a 50-hour power reserve.

Viewings can be arranged in Central London by appointment at A Collected Man, the exclusively approved re-seller of Voutilainen watches.
Brand: Voutilainen
Model: Vingt-8 - pre-series prototype
Movement: mechanical manual-winding Cal. 28
Functions: time-only: hours, minutes, sub-seconds
Features: blue engine-turned dial, Breguet hands, Roman applied numerals
Case: 39 mm 18-carat white gold
Crystal: sapphire front and back
Bracelet: blue alligator strap with white gold tang buckle
Year: delivered in 2011
Box & papers: full set - box, papers
This very rare Kari Voutilainen Vingt-8 watch comes as a full set, with box and papers. It 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 worldwide delivery on all of our watches.

If ordering from the UK or Europe 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.

If ordering from outside Europe, delivery will depend on choice of courier and destination. 

Please note, that prices are quoted gross of VAT (unless expressly stated otherwise) and that preowned 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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