This represents one of the most restrained executions of Voutilainen's Vingt-8. Set within a 39mm platinum case is an ivory white dial, finished in a plethora of guilloché patterns. The white gold observatoire hands are a design hallmark of the independent house, as are the teardrop-shaped lugs. The watch comes with its requisite paperwork and the beautifully crafted Cedric Vichard box it was first retailed with in 2016.
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.