VOUTILAINEN The Voutilainen Vingt-8
VOUTILAINEN The Voutilainen Vingt-8
VOUTILAINEN The Voutilainen Vingt-8

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Year
2016
Type
Watch
Price range CHF
50000-150000
Category
Exceptional Mechanics
Diameter
38-43 mm
Water-resistant
30 - 100m
Bracelet/strap
Alligator/Crocodile
Gold
Functions/Complications
- Small seconds

Vingt-8

In keeping with the most classic watchmaking traditions, all the watches emerging from the Voutilainen workshops are designed, built, produced, finished and assembled in-house. This Manufacture is equipped with a ‘natural’ escapement built by Kari Voutilainen. It features a balance-spring with a Breguet overcoil and a Grossmann inner curve. The wheels and pinions are perfectly polished, the bridges and mainplate are in German silver and hand-finished to superlative levels. All the steel parts are polished and hand-chamfered. This refined approach is also reflected on the dial of the Vingt-8. A solid silver base is guilloché-worked with a trompe l’oeil motif. Two zones appear to be magnified by an optical illusion created by a subtle variation in the guilloché pattern. The central part is coated with Grand Feu enamel.
Movement
Mechanical hand-wound, 21 jewels, 18,000 vib/h, proprietary direct-impulse escapement with two escapement wheels, large balance-wheel with double-coil balance-spring, German silver mainplate and bridges, gold wheels, 65-hour power reserve.
Functions
Hours, minutes, small seconds.
Case
18K pink or white gold, 39 mm. Sapphire crystals, front and back. Water-resistant to 30 metres (3 bar/100 ft).
Dial
Solid silver and gold, guilloché enamelled central part and small seconds, gold applied numerals and gold hands.
Bracelet/strap
Hand-stitched crocodile with 18K gold pin buckle.