Baselworld 2019: Voutilainen 28 E wristwatch
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.