The Voutilainen 28SC wristwatch perfectly encapsulates the philosophy of Kari Voutilainen. Its elegant and strong mechanism is housed in a stylish and robust case which has 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.
One of the main innovations of this watch lies in the material used for the case: AISI 316L grade 4441 steel. This solar-forged steel is 100% recycled and recyclable, which reduces its carbon footprint considerably. It is sustainable, ethical, clean and ecological. This highly uniform steel is of superlative quality, and gains a remarkable appearance after polishing. It is an innovative, respectful and sustainable material, representing a genuine investment in clean energy and the “economy of life”. It is the steel of the future. This brand new alloy marks the start of a revolution in the raw materials market – as demonstrated by the fact that the very first bar was used to machine this case.
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.
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.
For the first time, Vingt-8 movement has center seconds function.
The watch is finished to the highest standards.
The surfaces of pinions and wheels are completely flat and highly polished to within exceptionally uniform tolerances. All finishing work on the main plate and bridges is by hand to achieve the highest possible levels of surface finish.
Screws and all steel parts are finished and polished by hand.
The elegant dial is made in house. The two tone dial is made from silver and engine turned by hand. Hour numerals are made from gold and their finition can be personalized.
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.