KARI VOUTILAINEN. A VERY FINE AND RARE PLATINUM WRISTWATCH WITH DIRECT IMPULSE ESCAPEMENT AND BLUE DIAL
KARI VOUTILAINEN. A VERY FINE AND RARE PLATINUM WRISTWATCH WITH DIRECT IMPULSE ESCAPEMENT AND BLUE DIAL
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KARI VOUTILAINEN. A VERY FINE AND RARE PLATINUM WRISTWATCH WITH DIRECT IMPULSE ESCAPEMENT AND BLUE DIAL

SIGNED VOUTILAINEN, VINGT-8 MODEL, MOVEMENT NO. 28-029, CASE NO. 280'029, CIRCA 2012

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KARI VOUTILAINEN. A VERY FINE AND RARE PLATINUM WRISTWATCH WITH DIRECT IMPULSE ESCAPEMENT AND BLUE DIAL
SIGNED VOUTILAINEN, VINGT-8 MODEL, MOVEMENT NO. 28-029, CASE NO. 280'029, CIRCA 2012
MOVEMENT: Manual, Cal. Vingt-8 with Voutilainen direct impulse escapement consisting of two steel escape wheels and large free sprung balance with pink gold timing weights, spiral spring with Grossmann interior curve and Philips exterior curve, 21 jewels
DIAL: Hand-finished blue engine-turned, applied white gold baton and Arabic numerals, moon style hands, subsidiary seconds
CASE: Platinum, drop-shaped lugs, glazed display back secured by six screws, 39 mm. diam.
STRAP/BUCKLE: Kari Voutilainen crocodile strap, 18k white gold Kari Voutilainen buckle
ACCOMPANIED BY: Kari Voutilainen undated Certificate signed by Kari Voutilainen, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.
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> Some watches are pictured with straps made of endangered or protected animal materials such as alligator or crocodile. These endangered species straps are shown for display purposes only and are not for sale. Christie’s will remove and retain the strap prior to shipment from the sale site. At some sale sites, Christie’s may, at its discretion, make the displayed endangered species strap available to the buyer of the lot free of charge if collected in person from the sale site within 1 year of the date of the sale. Please check with the department for details on a particular lot. > Prospective purchasers are advised that several countries prohibit the importation of property containing materials from endangered species, including but not limited to coral, ivory, tortoiseshell and crocodile. Accordingly, prospective purchasers should familiarize themselves with relevant customs regulations prior to bidding if they intend to import this lot into another country.

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Kari Voutilainen was born in Finland in 1962 and completed his initial watchmaker's training at the renowned watchmaking school of Tapiola in Finland. A stint at Switzerland's prestigious international watchmaking school WOSTEP in Neuchâtel, Switzerland in 1990 led to work at the Atelier of Parmigiani, where he worked for nine years, followed by a few years of work as a watchmaking teacher for WOSTEP.

The Vingt-8 model, such as the present watch, is the successor to the celebrated Observatoire model. The Vingt-8 is the first wristwatch fitted with Voutilainen's first in-house calibre featuring two escapement wheels and adjustable balance.

All component parts are finished to the highest standard in Voutilainen's workshop. Every Vingt-8 wristwatch is made to order and each one is crafted according to specific requirements, giving each and every watch its own individual and personal touch. For these reasons, the pieces signed by Kari Voutilainen make their mark in the history of watchmaking.

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