Voutilainen Masterpiece 7 Decimal Minute Repeater

Building further on the mechanical concepts already presented in the ‘Decimal Minute Repeater’ caliber, which strikes hours, 10 minute intervals and minutes, this new creation presents additional concepts built to the requests of a private client.

The new Masterpiece retains the clear and easily readable seconds placement at 6 o’clock of the previous Masterpiece, now however a 24-hour indicator for a second time zone has been added at 12 o’clock. The day and night dials of this indicator are engraved with stylized sun and moon figures in 18 carat yellow and white gold. The mechanism is actuated simply via the crown; by pushing it in a short, clearly tangible distance, the second time zone advances forward one hour.
The movement, case and dial have been executed without the slightest compromise, as can be expected from the Voutilainen atelier. The hand made, engine turned dial of 18-carat rose gold has two contrasting fields and the case is entirely manufactured by hand using 18 th century methods. This provides beautiful visual results and is also one of the keys to insuring the full sonority of the 2 gongs.

According to the finest Swiss watchmaking traditions, the bridges, spring, hammers and many other parts have received hand-finished anglage; the surfaces of the bridges are adorned with Geneva stripes and the baseplate with circular and snail graining.

At the client’s request, the back of the watch has been hand engraved by master engraver Eddy Jaquet, with a design based on the theme of the ‘Seven Sisters’ from the myth of the Pleiades.

The Masterpiece 7 is the latest example of how a client’s desire for an exceptional and personalized timepiece can be realized by the Voutilainen atelier.

Technical details
Movement
Decimal minute repeater movement, striking hour, 10 minute and minute intervals via two hammers acting on two gongs.
Stainless steel, variable inertia balance wheel with 18-carat gold internal weights and adjustment screws and Breguet-Phillips hairspring.
Ruby endstones for the escapement wheel.
33 jewels.
39 hours of power reserve.

Case, dial and strap
39.50mm diameter 18-carat white gold case with teardrop lugs, hinged case back, hand made 18-carat white gold buckle.
Hand made, 18-carat white gold crown
18-carat gold, engine turned dial, finished in white eggshell with applied numerals.
Hand made, 18-carat rose gold hands
Hand sewn, blue crocodile strap.
Case back engraved with theme from the ‘7 Daughters of Atlas’ inside of the cover is engraved ‘Voutilainen’.
Second time zone at 12 o’clock with 18-carat yellow and white gold, engraved, sun and moon dials; seconds at 6 o’clock.
Sapphire glass front and back.

 

Leave a Reply