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In the spirit of classic watchmakingBASELWORLD 2016: The VOUTILAINEN Vingt-8

In keeping with the most classic watchmaking traditions, all the watches emerging from the Voutilainen workshops are designed, built, produced, finished and assembled in-house. This Manufacture is equipped with a ‘natural’ escapement built by Kari Voutilainen.

It features a balance-spring with a Breguet overcoil and a Grossmann inner curve. The wheels and pinions are perfectly polished, the bridges and mainplate are in German silver and hand-finished to superlative levels. All the steel parts are polished and hand-chamfered.

This refined approach is also reflected on the dial of the Vingt-8. A solid silver base is guilloché-worked with a trompe l’oeil motif. Two zones appear to be magnified by an optical illusion created by a subtle variation in the guilloché pattern. The central part is coated with Grand Feu enamel.