May 31, 2020
The Voutilainen 28Sport 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 Phillips 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.
The balance-wheel bridge is sublimely elegant, offering an unimpeded view of the escapement and balance. It also allows the enthusiast to admire the synchronized movements of the escapement wheels.
The watch is finished to the highest standards.
The surfaces of pinions and wheels are completely flat and highly polished to within exceptionally uniform tolerances. All finishing work on the main plate and bridges is by hand to achieve the highest possible levels of surface finish.
Screws and all steel parts are finished and polished by hand.
The elegant dial made from silver is fabricated in-house. It is engine turned by hand. The center part and small second are in onyx, hand finished and highly polished. Construction of the dial is called “sandwich” type. On the base of the dial there is superluminova and it appears around hour indices and around onyx which is in center.
Hands are in white gold. They are open in middle and fulfilled with superluminova as well as the tip, allowing to read the hours during the night.
This model is made in limited series of 8 watches in titanium case.