Retrograde Date 217QRS | white gold

Limited Edition 0X/10

Regular price £86,000

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Retrograde Date 217QRS | white gold

Limited Edition 0X/10

Regular price £86,000
This stunning, hand-made, Voutilainen 217QRS Retrograde Date watch is in mint condition and has perfect mechanical functionality. This special timepiece is part of a limited series of 10 (in white gold), made entirely at the Voutilainen workshop in Môtiers, near Geneva.

It has three different engine-turned patterns on the dark-blue, solid-silver dial. Each pattern reflects light differently, giving the dial a mixture of tones and fantastic depth. Applied Arabic numerals and steel, Breguet-style hands make up the front view, while the retrograde date arc at the centre of the dial is decoratively filled in white, showing the days of the month. Kari Voutilainen's newly designed case, with more angular, sculpted lugs finish off this fantastic timepiece; showing both the watchmaker's uncompromising attention to detail and craftsmanship.

The retrograde date indication is displayed on a 240-degree arc, situated between 4 and 7 o’clock, connected to the sub-seconds. The date function is almost concealed, owing to its precise and neat integration. It’s advanced by pressing the crown, moving the pointer forward by one day, with each engagement. The retrograde date mechanism itself, enables the indicator of the 217QRS to slowly return from the 31st to the 1st day of the month, avoiding any possible inaccuracies or “bouncing”, which can occur with instantaneous retrograde mechanisms. The dial of this 217QRS is made from solid-silver and engine-turned by hand in the Voutilainen workshop.

While inspiration for the 217QRS movement comes from the Vingt-8, the retrograde date mechanism is entirely integrated within the Calibre 28. The movement features Voutilainen's direct impulse-escapement with two escape wheels. The exceptionally large, free-sprung balance beats at 18,000 vph, held in place by a long steel bridge with rounded arms. The 39 mm case is white gold, and features Voutilainen's sculpted lugs, flaring outwards from the case.

On the reverse, the sapphire crystal exhibits the movement in full view, revealing the in-house Cal. 28, manufactured from German silver and titanium. Through the combination of a free-sprung balance, with Breguet over-coil and Grossmann interior curve, and 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 German silver bridges, classically finished with Cotes de Geneve and perlage on the base plate. The watch has a 65-hour power reserve.

This limited series, 217QRS piece comes as a full-set, with its original box and papers. The watch comes on our Antwerp grained calfskin strap, as well as its original black alligator strap from Kari Voutilainen.

A Collected Man is the exclusively approved reseller of pre-owned Voutilainen watches. Viewings can be arranged in Central London by appointment.
Brand: Voutilainen
Model: 217QRS Retrograde Date
Movement: mechanical, hand-made manual-winding
Functions: retrograde date, hours, minutes, sub-seconds
Features: dark-blue engine-turned dial, Arabic numerals, Breguet hands, display back
Case: 39 mm white gold
Crystal: sapphire front and back
Bracelet: Antwerp calfskin strap with white gold tang buckle and black Voutilainen alligator strap
Lug: 20mm
Year: 2018
Box & papers: full set - box and papers
This rare, Kari Voutilainen 217QRS 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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