Master watchmaker Kari Voutilainen’s newest timepiece incorporates a reversed configuration that positions essential parts on the entrance slightly than the bottom.

Primarily based on the discontinued KV 28Ti (Titanium Inverse), the brand new 2024 KV20i Reversed has a equally inverted motion, and whereas the reversed configuration just isn’t a primary in watchmaking, the extent of element for this explicit watch is profound.

Offered in a 39 mm stainless-steel case, titanium, white gold, rose gold, or platinum, made in-house with signature Voutilainen teardrop-shaped lugs — the case is only one instance of what non-commercial Swiss watchmaking is all about.

Aesthetically, the German silver mainplate and bridges, the latter of which options hand anglage (although not one of the most complicated inside angles), the gold hour and minute arms with blued open suggestions, and the huge steadiness wheel, amongst different immaculately completed parts make for an unimaginable dial.

Horologically, the watch is equally spectacular. The large in-house crafted 13.5 mm free-sprung steadiness wheel, outfitted with rose gold timing weights (that may be exactly regulated), a Phillips overcoil, and a Grossmann inside curve (which will increase accuracy) — has been repositioned extra symmetrically at 12 in comparison with the 2 thinner supporting steadiness bridges of the 28Ti mannequin, changed with a bigger single arm design.

Kari Voutilainen KV20i Reversed caseback

Additional, the two.5Hz manually wound 60-hour motion options two escapement wheels, which give a direct impulse to the steadiness via the curler jewel. Based on the manufacture, “This revolutionary building improves effectivity by requiring much less power than the Swiss lever escapement and permits for notable advantages, for on a regular basis use, comparable to longevity, stability, and an extended energy reserve.”

A blue hour and minute ring, with white printed minutes commencement, the Voutilainen emblem printed in white at 12, and raised gold dots at 3, 6, and 9, surrounds the dial — permits the time to be learn at a look, although contemplating the dial in basically a hoop, the motion itself was given precedence.

A blue ring equally surrounds the rear dial, with an off-center small seconds show with an open-tipped counterweight and 0-60 printed in white. The sapphire crystal and caseback ring are secured with 8 signature Voutilainen screws and all of the parts have been completed to perfection, like on the entrance aspect. A plate that reads KV20i-XXX is affixed to the bridge on the decrease part of the bottom of the motion and can present the person variety of the watch.

The KV20i Reversed comes with a hand-sewn crocodile leather-based strap and the retail worth begins at roughly $130,000+ in stainless-steel, and goes up for titanium, 18K white gold, 18K rose gold, and 950 platinum.

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Pictures by Kari Voutilainen.