Read Watchmaking Journey Kari Voutilainen | A Collected Man Journal
Read Watchmaking Journey Kari Voutilainen | A Collected Man Journal

The Watchmaking Journey of Kari Voutilainen

One of the most complete watchmakers in the world, we dive deep into the Finnish watchmaker's story and some of his most significant creations to date...
Money is not driving me to work, I am only concerned with quality. And when you’re working on a small scale, you can do more things.

Kari Voutilainen

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Meet the watchmakers

I didn’t know any watchmakers who were working independently. I was the first one to go out on my own and do things, to make my own brand. Afterwards, they all followed me. But at the beginning, there was no one following me.

Daniel Roth


As one of the very first watchmakers to go independent, Daniel Roth has been at the forefront of horology for decades. Now creating as few as three or four watches a year under the Jean Daniel Nicholas banner, we caught up with him at his family home, which is also his workshop.

I wanted something more from the creative process. I wanted to make my own creations; I wanted to be free, to be able to make everything – from the design, what kind of mechanism I wanted to create, everything how I wanted.

Raúl Pagès



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