Kari has done it again, winning the GPHG award for his fine craftmanship on the Aki-No-Kure watch and here we have an excellent example of why this celebrated watch maker wins awards year after year! A piece unique luminous Vingt-8 with a SECTOR DIAL that GLOWS!
The bright super luminova substance can last nearly all night and it is only the second time to our knowledge that he has used it. The first time is in the Only Watch auction charity piece and the second is in this unique commissioned watch made and barely worn, complete with even the remainder of the warranty!
It took over a year for Kari to build this watch, so offered here is an opportunity to own one of the most sought after pieces by one of the most sought after watch makers without the long wait or precarious importation procedures. Please come and see this watch in person, you may never see another!
Some facts about the Vingt-8 watch as told by Kari himself:
The Voutilainen Vingt-8 wristwatch perfectly encapsulates the philosophy of Kari Voutilainen. Its elegant and strong mechanism is housed in a stylish and robust case. The in-house movement of the Vingt-8 was designed, built, fabricated, finished and assembled in its entirety in Voutilainen workshops. The design and philosophy of the movement combines respect for longevity and precision with classical watchmaking tradition.
The movement has a very large balance wheel manufactured in-house, allowing perfect regulation of the watch to within strict tolerances. To equip such an exceptional timepiece, a very rare and unique balance-spring system has been used. The exterior of the spring uses a typical Breguet overcoil, while the internal curve uses the little known Grossmann curve.
The escapement makes the movement very special; this is the first watch to have two escapement wheels in such a configuration. The escapement wheels give a direct impulse to the balance through the impulse roller/jewel. This escapement is extremely efficient and requires much less energy than traditional lever escapements, offering benefits in terms of longevity and stability in day-to-day use.
In-house production of all parts excluding jewels, mainspring and hairspring
Case Size: 39mm
Movement: Kari’s in house 21 jewel movement with free sprung escapement.
Dial: luminous sector sandwich dial, believed to be the only one made
Hands: Gold, hand made
Case: 18k gold
Imprinted: “Piece Unique”
Includes: watch, box, papers, strap, buckle all as provided by Voutilianien workshop.