Vingt-8 – 217QRS

  • Collection: Vingt-8
  • Model reference: 217QRS
  • Case/Size: Rose gold, 39mm
  • Dial: Silver, engine turned by hand
  • Movement: in-house Manual winding
  • Functions: Retrograde date mechanism
  • Specificity: Limited to 10 pieces
  • Price: Upon request

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Description

Kari Voutilainen, a teacher, watchmaker, expert in repeater timepieces and passionate created about a decade ago his own atelier in order to satisfy the hunger of all the passionate/enthusiast around the globe.
The collections are a true work of art created in his independent atelier in Môtiers, Switzerland. Inspired by the tradition and love for the watchmaking, he created elegant watches famous for their finish and the spectacular guilloché hand-work on the dials. But the beauty and hard work lies under with the movement also handmade with extremely high technical and aesthetic standard.
As these masterpieces are entirely handmade, their numbers remains very limited and rare. Therefore, only lucky and passionate collectors can have the joy and pleasure to wear a Kari Voutilainen that honors the traditional watchmaking with an artistic touch and innovative creation.

*The present watch is part of a limited edition series of 30 pieces, in each metal, white gold, rose gold and platinum.
The master’s vision at its best, a classical and robust 39mm case, the signature “water drop” style lugs which tend to give the impression it is a 40mm watch.
When we look at the movement, one can’t miss this beautiful large balance wheel and the “Côtes de Genève” (Geneva stripes) decoration, the 217QRS features a retrograde date mechanism of a unique construction where it is fully integrated in main plate. Setting the date can not be easier. One press makes the date hand one day. A special mechanism has been created for the return of the date of 31 st to 1 st, allowing the  date to return slowly back to 1st. The in-house movement of the Vingt-8 was designed, built, fabricated, finished and assembled in its entirety in Voutilainen workshops.

Available by special order, we will also make sure you meet Mr Voutilainen in our showroom for a personal lunch and handover.

 

Kari Voutilainen – bio

Kari Voutilainen is born in Finland in 1962. He started to work in Switzerland in 1990.
Motivated and fulfilled by passion, he completed his first watch in 1994, after his school watch made in Finland. This watch was one minute tourbillion with power reserve indication, made entirely by him by hand. He was teaching in Watchmaking School in Switzerland during 3 years until 2002 when he started to work as independent watchmaker.
He exhibited in Basel first time in 2005. He is fabricating unique pieces as well small series. In 2010 he presented his in house movement, “Vingt-8” with his own direct impulse escapement. Today he is making everything in house, fabricating and finishing every component to his watches, guilloché dials included.

Additional information

Accessories:

Accompanied by Voutilainen international warranty certificate, product literature and wooden presentation box.