Vingt-8 | burgundy red dial | titanium
Limited Edition X/10
This stunning, hand-made, titanium Voutilainen Vingt-8 watch is in excellent condition and has perfect mechanical functionality. This special timepiece was part of a limited edition of only 10 pieces, made entirely at the Voutilainen workshop in Môtiers, near Geneva. This watch was previously featured on Hodinkee's Found series, covered by Stephen Pulvirent.
It has two different engine-turned patterns on the special order, burgundy dial, with concentric ‘waves’ radiating from the centre. Each pattern reflects light differently, giving the dial a mixture of tones and fantastic depth, enriched by a layer of deep burgundy, dark red lacquer. Applied Arabic numerals and index markers, and blued-steel Breguet hands add further classicism to this piece. Unusually, unlike most Voutilainen dials, where the numerals 12, 3 and 9 are shown, the dial of this piece is fitted with applied numerals at 2, 4, 8 and 10 o'clock.
The case is also marked as a limited edition on the back, including the unique number within the series. Our Helsinki grey nubuck strap and Kari Voutilainen's signature tear-shaped lugs finish off this rare interpretation of the Vingt-8; showing both the watchmaker's uncompromising attention to detail and craftsmanship.
This titanium Vingt-8 is just as impressive within it's rare, lightweight housing. The sapphire crystal on the reverse allows for an uninterrupted view of the movement, revealing the rich palette of hues and forms. Kari's in-house Cal. 28 is made from German silver and titanium, classically finished with Côtes de Genève and perlage on the base plate.
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.
This limited edition, Vingt-8 piece comes as a full-set, with its original box and papers. The watch comes on our Helsinki nubuck strap, as well as two bespoke alligator straps from Kari Voutilainen, made especially for this piece The watch was originally sold by Connecticut-based Manfredi Jewels, which acquired two of ten spoken-for pieces on behalf of collectors in 2016.
A Collected Man is the exclusively approved re-seller of Voutilainen watches. Viewings can be arranged in Central London by appointment.
|Model:||Vingt-8 Limited Edition of 10 Pieces|
|Movement:||mechanical manual-winding Cal. 28|
|Functions:||time-only: hours, minutes, sub-seconds|
|Features:||burgundy red engine-turned dial, Breguet blue hands, applied Arabic numerals and index markers, display back|
|Case:||39 mm titanium|
|Crystal:||sapphire front and back|
|Bracelet:||2 Voutilainen alligator straps, Helsinki nubuck strap, original titanium buckle|
|Box & papers:||full set - box and papers|
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