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