Voutilainen
28TI | Limited Edition | titanium

Cal. 28 - inverted

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Voutilainen
28TI | Limited Edition | titanium

Cal. 28 - inverted

Regular price


This stunning Voutilainen 28TI is a testament to Kari Voutilainen's thoughtful approach to watchmaking, bringing to fore something that is usually hidden; a desire which we'd like to believe all too often preoccupies the mind of Voutilainen collectors. This special timepiece is one of only 8 28TIs ever produced in titanium, and was manufactured entirely at the Voutilainen workshop in Môtiers, near Geneva. In total, 26 watches were produced, 10 in tantalum, 8 in platinum and 8, as seen in this example, in titanium.

Based on the original Vingt-8 series, the 28TI - short for “titanium inverse” - flips the movement, inverting the calibre to show the escapement and large balance wheel on front. The 28TI has a very similar construction to the standard cal. 28, though reworked for both aesthetic and functional purposes - with additional gearing allowing for the hands of the 28TI to travel clockwise around the dial, and for hand-setting through the winding crown. The open dial displays design cues and finishing which are typical of Kari’s watches, but with an unconventional arrangement of the indications.

The hours and minutes are displayed on the front of the watch, with Breguet-style hands and blued-steel rings to enhance legibility. On the left corner, Kari's oversized balance wheel is revealed, with two blued escape wheels placed discretely beneath. Turning the watch over, the caseback shows both the style and exceptional level of finishing usually concealed beneath the dial of the Vingt-8. Open-worked bridges for the seconds and power reserve indications complete the reverse side of the 28TI, adding a hidden complicated elementThis skilled adaptation creates an overall sense of balance and uniformity with the dial side.

Through the combination of a unique balance- spring system, with a typical Phillips overcoil and a Grossmann interior curve, and the signature direct impulse escapement with two large 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 watch has a 50-hour power reserve.

This 28TI piece comes as a full-set, with its original box and papers. The watch comes on our Helsinki grey nubuck strap, and its original Voutilainen buckle.

A Collected Man is the exclusively approved re-seller of Voutilainen watches. Viewings can be arranged in Central London by appointment.

Brand: Voutilainen
Model: 28TI
Movement: mechanical manual-winding Cal. 28 inverted
Functions: hours, minutes, sub-seconds
Features: power reserve display, inverted movement display, Breguet steel blue hands
Case: 39 mm titanium (13.4mm thickness)
Crystal: sapphire front and back
Strap: smoked-grey Helsinki nubuck strap with Voutilainen buckle
Lug/buckle: 20/16mm
Box & papers: full set - box, papers, spare alligator strap
This limited edition, Kari Voutilainen 28TI 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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