GPHG Men’s Watch Prize: Voutilainen 28SC

Voutilainen 28SCelegant and strong mechanism is housed in a stylish and robust case.f ve çok güçlü bir mekanizma barındırıyor.

The respected name of independent watchmaker, Kari Voutilainen, was awarded the ” Men’s Watch of the Year” with Voutilainen 28SC (limited to 10 pieces).

Putting aside the many master craftsmanship awards, Voutilainen had previously won the ” Men’s Watch of the Year” in 2007, 2013, 2015 and 2019, in a field where competition was at its peak. ( Although the number of members of the selection committee has increased over all these years, there is no decrease in the admiration of Voutilainen, who can only produce around 60 watches in a year.)

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Voutilainen 28SC  redesigned lugs with concave form, elegant bezel has also concave shape. Winding crown is thinner with a bigger diameter. It enables to have nice winding experience with an easy hand setting function.

The in-house movement of the Vingt-8 is 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.

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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.

Screws and all steel parts are finished and polished by hand.  All finishing work on the main plate and bridges is by hand to achieve the highest possible levels of surface finish.

The elegant dial is made in house. The two tone dial is made from silver and engine turned by hand. Engine turning decoration can be personalized as well the colors of the dial. Hour numerals are made from gold and their finition can be personalized too. Hands made from gold and steel are finished and polished by hand. Center second hand has original shape, very fine and long with domed surface.

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Kari Voutilainen

The Voutilainen 28SC wristwatch perfectly summarises the philosophy of Kari Voutilainen: Its elegant and strong mechanism is housed in a stylish and robust case.

Highlights

  • For the first time, Vingt-8 movement has center seconds function.
  • The exterior of the spring uses a typical Phillips overcoil, while the internal curve uses the little known Grossmann curve.
  • All steel parts are finished and polished by hand.