Voutilainen 28 Oukamon

    One of the greatest lacquer studios of Japan, Unryuan, under the guidance of Mr. T. Kitamura, create works of lacquer art that stand at the pinnacle of Japanese tradition, bringing a craft that has existed for hundreds of years into the present, exemplifying the passion to preserve the soul, spirit and identity of traditional Japanese culture as expressed in the Edo period. This superlative work engages us immediately on a physical level and one can only stand in awe at the commitment, patience and dedication required to create these works of art. The dial shown here, using the techniques of lacquering with Saiei Makie and Somata zaiku takes several months of work to complete. The raw materials for its creation are: Kinpun (gold dust), Jyunkin-itakane (gold leaf), Yakou-gai (shell of great green turban) and Awabi-gai (abalone shell from New Zealand).

    This symbiosis of Japanese tradition with the Swiss haute horlogerie creations of Kari Voutilainen represents an all-embracing mechanical and visual work of art that unites the East and West in perfect harmony.

    Movement : Unique, in-house designed movement with hours and minutes. New direct impulse escapement with two escapement wheels. Wheels in rose gold.
    Case : 37.00 mm x 10.80 mm
    Dial : Unique art piece created by the legendary Japanese lacquer studio Unryuan
    Balance : Free sprung balance (wheel diameter 13.60mm) with Grossman interior curve and Philips exterior curve, beating at 18,000 vph
    Hands : Gold and steel, hand made
    Jewels : 21
    Additionals : Sapphire glass front and back, with anti-reflection treatment. Matching tang buckle in 18K white gold with alligator strap. Limited to 1 unique piece. All manufacturing, construction, fabrication, hand finishing and assembly in the Voutilainen workshop.