Kari Voutilainen No 28

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I have been following the career of the illustrious Finnish watchmaker, Kari Voutilainen for a while. He makes interesting pieces, quite well finished. Take for example the decimal repeater…where instead of striking the quarters and minutes, the watch actually strikes the same way as we read the time…in tens of minutes, then minutes. Brilliant.

His newest project is the No 28, a beautiful watch…this specific watch I photographed is the special series for The Hour Glass in Singapore. It features blued steel hands and a different guilloche dial from the regular production.

The movement is fully inhouse…

And features a very beautifully finished round balance bridge for the large balance wheel. This bridge, is made of steel, rounded, but tapering slightly at the sides…and polished. Like a tourbillon bridge.

The dial is hand guilloched in a rose machine, which I saw the last time I visited Motiers.The waves are particularly beautiful…the watch reminds me of the pieces made by Urban Jurgenson.

A closer look at the dial…it is evident the guilloche is applied in waves…and quite beautiful

And a closer look at the movement.


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