Voutilainen GMT-6 ONLY WATCH
The movement contains a proprietary sprung-balance system that ensures perfect timing of the watch according to strict tolerance criteria. The balance has four gold inertia-blocks to adjust the daily rate.
To equip this exceptional timepiece, a unique and very rare balance-spring system has been used. The outside is a typical Breguet overcoil, while the inner terminal follows the less common Grossmann principle.
The watch’s outstanding feature is its escapement; it is the first watch to present two escape-wheels in such a configuration. The escape-wheels provide a direct impulse to the balance through the roller/jewel. This escapement is extremely efficient and requires less energy than traditional lever escapements, offering gains in terms of longevity and stability in everyday use.
The sublimely elegant balance-cock offers an unobstructed view of the escapement and balance. It also allows the enthusiast to admire the synchronised movements of the escape-wheels.
A GMT mechanism is integrated in the movement. Its indicator takes the form of a disc at 6 o’clock. The disc shows 24 hours and includes a day/night indicator. The triangle transferred to the subsidiary seconds dial represents the index by which the indication can be read. The disc is advanced by pressing the crown, each press moving the disc forward one hour at a time.
Finishing of the watch is of the very highest standard. The surfaces of pinions and wheels are totally flat and perfectly polished to exceptionally uniform tolerances. All finishing work on the main plate and bridges is carried out by hand to attain the best possible surface finish. Screws and all steel surfaces are finished and polished by hand.
|Movement :||New escapement with two escape-wheels, direct impulse. Nickel silver bottom plate and bridges. Integral GMT mechanism. Proprietary movement. Conception, design, manufacture, finishing and assembly carried out in Voutilainen workshop.|
|Case :||Steel, 39.00 mm|
|Dial :||Engine-turned silver, enameled in central section. 2 enameled appliques for day/night indicator. Gold applied numerals.|
|Hands :||Polished steel|
|Balance :||Free sprung balance wheel (with Brequet/Grossman balance sprint, beating at 18,000 vph), with rose gold inertia blocks. Diameter of balance wheel is 13.60mm, wheel in rose gold.|
|Buckle :||18-carat white gold buckle|
|Strap :||Alligator strap, Hand-stitched leather|
|Additionals :||Sapphire glass front and back, with anti reflection treatment, 18-carat white gold crown. Sapphire crystals front and rear, glare-proof treatment on front.|