Kari Voutilainen’s philosophy of watchmaking is to combine respect for longevity and precision with classical watchmaking tradition. The VOUTILAINEN 28E, made entirely in the VOUTILAINEN workshops – including case, dial, movement and all finishing – perfectly epitomizes this credo. The movement is unique, with a very large balance wheel and a balance spring that uses a typical Phillips overcoil on the exterior and the little-known Grossmann curve on the internal curve. There are two synchronized escapement wheels, which give a direct impulse to the balance through the impulse roller, a system that uses less energy and has greater stability than traditional lever escapements. The movement is finished by hand, and the dial is grand feu enamel over gold, with stylized Arabic numerals and large pomme-style hands.
Titanium case and crown, 39 mm diameter x 11.5 mm thick, sapphire crystals front and back with anti-reflective treatment on front.
Solid gold covered with grand feu enamel.
In-house movement designed, constructed, fabricated and assembled by VOUTILAINEN, finished by hand, including main plate, bridges, screws and all steel parts, two escapement wheels, main plate and bridges in German silver, wheels in rose gold, 18,000 vph, 65-hour power reserve.
Hours, minutes, small seconds.
Hand sewn crocodile strap with titanium buckle.