Voutilainen Vingt-8 with additional dial | Cal. 28 | white gold
The watch was delivered in 2011 and it comes with two dials. The one currently on the watch has a casual, sporty feel to it, without compromising on the elegance expected from a Voutilainen watch. The rare, black dial, engine-turned by hand with a sunburst pattern, reflects light differently from the various angles. This gives it a mixture of grey tones and a fantastic depth. Against this dark background, applied orange hour markers and Arabic numerals liven up the face. A white minute track and two red dots at 6 and 12 add further legibility. The sub-second dial is placed at 6 o'clock, with an orange hand and a white seconds track. Fantastic Breguet hands finish off the face - in the trademark Voutilainen fashion, the loops are made of blue steel while the hands match the hour markers. Arguably this is more of a business casual look with a hint of eccentricity - balanced out neatly by the elegant and understated black face.
The second dial is more of timeless characteristic, the two thus making up a set of almost completely different watches. It is a silver dial, engine-turned with three different guilloché patterns. The applied Roman numerals further add to the classical styling, making it a timeless and sophisticated piece to wear on the wrist.
The watch is housed in a classically sized 39 mm 18-carat white gold case, featuring the atelier’s signature tear-drop lugs, testifying to Mr Voutilainen's uncompromising attention to detail and craftsmanship. It is accompanied by a matching 18-carat white gold tang buckle on a hand-sewn black alligator strap.
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. 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 by appointment in Central London.
|Movement:||Mechanical Manual-winding Cal. 28|
|Functions:||Time-only: Hours, Minutes, Sub-seconds|
|Features:||Extra silver dial, Display Back|
|Case:||39 mm White Gold|
|Crystal:||Sapphire front and back|
|Bracelet:||Hand-made Voutilainen Alligator Strap with White Gold Tang Buckle|
|Year:||Delivered in 2011|
|Box & papers:||Full Set - Box and Papers for both Dials|
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