Voutilainen Masterpiece Chronograph

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Bracelet strap

Keeping in line with the philosophy of creating only hand made and exclusive timepieces, the newly created Masterpiece Chronograph continues the concepts of the atelier in Môtiers with a highly limited series of 10 wristwatches in 18-carat white gold.

The new Masterpiece Chronograph uses a regulator style dial layout, with the hours and minutes positioned at 6 o'clock. This naturally accentuates the extremely fine, hand made and blued chronograph seconds hand, without compromising legibility. A subdued style of engine turned dial guilloche was chosen that complements the large, asymmetrically positioned sub dial for the seconds at 11 o'clock and the sub dial of the minute counter at 3 o'clock. The visual clarity of the abovementioned chronograph hand and the large seconds sub dial accentuates the fact that this is a true gentlemen's chronograph, whose purpose is to measure small units of time.

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 gold is entirely manufactured by hand using 18th century methods. According to the finest Swiss watchmaking traditions, the bridges, springs, levers, column wheel and many other parts have received hand-finished anglage; the surfaces of the bridges are adorned frosted surface finishing with 18 carat gold plating and the baseplate with circular graining.

Technical Characteristics :

  • Regulator style chronometer dial layout with hours, minutes, seconds, chronograph seconds and 30-minute counter.
  • In house designed, hand made column wheel movement based upon the finest chronograph examples from the past.
  • Hand finished anglage for the movement parts, circular graining for the baseplate and 18-carat gold frosted finishing.
  • First use of the Carbontime™ escapement with monofilament carbon fiber balance spring and transparent ceramic balance wheel with adjustable weights.
  • Frequency: 21.600 v.p.h.
  • Ruby endstones for the escapement wheel.
  • 28 jewels.
  • Hand made, 18-carat gold hands.
  • 55 hours of power reserve.
  • Hand made, 39.00mm diameter 18-carat white gold case with teardrop lugs, with hand made 18-carat white gold buckle.
  • Hand made, 18-carat white gold crown with blue cabochon.
  • 18-carat gold engine turned dial, finished in white eggshell with applied numerals and indexes.
  • Hand sewn, crocodile strap.
  • Sapphire glass front and back.