A skilful reimagining of the Vingt-8 series*, Voutilainen reinterprets his work to invert the movement, bringing to the fore something which is usually hidden. The dial places the escapement and balance wheel at the forefront, while the reverse of the watch reveals further complication. Only 10 of these were created in platinum, making this piece as elusive as it is attractive.
WHAT MAKES A VOUTILAINEN WATCH?
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 from 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.