Voutilainen Vingt-8, Besançon Observatory Certified, Platinum

Sold under the margin scheme. Learn more

Specially commissioned by a collector, this Vingt-8* is one of the only examples certified by the Besançon Observatory – a characteristic usually found on the earliest Observatoire watches. Voutilainen's attention to detail and craftsmanship is present in every aspect of the watch, and the dial is especially unusual, as it is particularly minimalistic, devoid of any guilloché patterns.


After a period spent restoring some of the finest watches from the last three centuries, Kari Voutilainen set out as an independent watchmaker.

His work has been welcomed with great acclaim, on account of its unique aesthetic and quality. Every component in his watches involves manual labour: from the bridges and the smallest of screws to adjusting tolerances, polishing and angling.

His efforts have been recognised with more than half a dozen awards the GPHG (Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève), the most prestigious award ceremony in the watch industry. The Vingt-8 collection has long been a centrepiece of the watchmaker's offering, representing the canvas on which he has continually experimented over the years.