Trying to characterize a watch from Kari Voutilainen resembles attempting to disclose a Rembrandt to somebody that has no idea about craftsmanship. Surely, a Voutilainen watch is legitimate piece of horological workmanship, when you think about the subtleties, the shocking completing or the unadulterated magnificence of the development. As some different brands (as of late Laurent Ferrier with a unique Galet Square Sector Dial ), Kari Voutilainen also revealed his own watch for Only-Watch 2015, a unique stainless steel release with polish dial of his GMT-6.
As we advised you, the current year’s Only Watch won’t happen in Monaco but instead in Geneva (November 7th, 2015) and it will be held by Aurel Bacs from Phillips Auctions. What doesn’t change is the idea, which means brands should come to the sale with a stand-out watch – it must be the absolute first of its sort (the first of a restricted version for instance), a unique model or a unique release of a current watch (with a few alterations, like another dial, another material for the case or some new plan pieces of information). The last is the choice picked by Kari for the unique Voutilainen GMT-6 devoted to Only-Watch 2015.
This unique version depends on the Voutilainen GMT-6, a watch we previously checked on Monochrome, with another unique release with an Art-Deco dial (unique releases are one of Kari’s fortes). There are different alterations on this watch, including the dial. The white gold hand-guilloché dial of the GMT-6 is in part covered with clear blue lacquer in the focal part, uncovering a concentric wave design. The hour circle shows a more old style Clou-de-Paris design (and a dim dark tone) on which some gold Roman numerals are applied. The subsequent time-region counter additionally includes this equivalent completion. This pivoting plate has two capacities: first being an autonomous 24-hour sub-dial to show a subsequent time region and being an evening/day marker. These are shown on two distinct zones, one with a sun design and a yellow clear polish on the top and one with a moon design covered with blue clear enamel.
Alongside this new dial, the Kari Voutilainen GMT-6 Unique Piece for Only-Watch 2015 likewise comes with a particular material for the case: stainless steel. It’s astounding to perceive how this commoner material can bridge gold or platinum with regards to unique or extremely restricted releases. Considering the cost of a traditional Kari Voutilainen watch (north of 80k), we could expect this stainless steel watch to arrive at north of 150k during the auction.
Technically, this unique version stays indistinguishable from the non-restricted GMT-6, implying that it includes a sublimely completed and in fact progressed development. The development has a unique escapement including not one, but rather two escapement wheels. These give direct motivation to the equilibrium and this development requires no oil. The motivations given by both escapement wheels are in inverse ways, straightforwardly to the equilibrium wheel, through the drive gems mounted on the equilibrium staff. The switch in the center holds the haggles them, consistently, coordinated by the equilibrium wheel. The single heart brags 65 hours self-governance, when completely wound.
As you can see, the development is done to the best expectations conceivable, with huge and sparkling cleaned sloped points and hand-made ice surfaces on the extensions. Each part is deliberately planned, amassed and completed in Kari’s own workshop, including internal points, wheel spokes inclined, screws-heads and openings highly polished and a stunning equilibrium wheel connect dark cleaned on a round shape.
This magnificence will be important for the Only Watch noble cause closeout of 43 unique watches occurring on 7 November 2015 in Geneva, it will be offered to raise assets for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. More subtleties here .