Thursday, February 12, 2015

Voutilainen GMR Limited Edition

In his new horology masterpiece, Switzerland based Master watch maker Kari Voutilainen incorporates a second time zone with 24-hour indicator and a retrograde power-reserve indicator. The mechanical movement of this complication watch is developed and hand-crafted from start to finish inside the master watchmaker's workshops, in the peace and tranquillity of the Swiss village of Môtiers.

Fashioned from maillechort, this top-flight mechanical movement comprises no fewer than 250parts and 28 jewels. An ingenious mechanism allows the second time zone to be adjusted by the crown, jumping one hour at each push, rather than turning freely, thus maintaining absolute precision with local time.
The movement's traditional finishes of Côtes de Genève and hand-chamfering can be admired through the sapphire crystal back, while the dial exudes refined elegance. The GMT indication at 6 o'clock embraces the small seconds, mirrored by the retrograde power-reserve indicator at 12 o'clock. Produced in 12-piece limited series, the Voutilainen GMR is available in 18K white gold, 18K red gold or platinum versions.

Technical details
Hand-wound Voutilainen calibre in rhodium-plated maillechort, 250 parts, 28 jewels, Côtes de Genève and hand-chamfering finishes

Hours, minutes, seconds, 24-hour GMT, power-reserve indicator

18K white gold, 18K red gold or platinum, 39 mm
Anti-reflective sapphire crystal, front and back

Solid silver, dark green
Roman numerals
Second time zone and small seconds at 6 o'clock
Retrograde power-reserve indicator at 12 o'clock
Hand-guilloché in the Voutilainen workshops

Hand-stitched crocodile with Voutilainen buckle

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