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Voutilainen

Scintillante

Case
White gold
Bracelet strap
Leather
Buckle
Pin buckle
Setting
Bezel, case, dial, buckle
Waterproofness
30 m
Size
ø 37 mm
Thickness
11.60 mm
Movement
Manual-winding mechanical
Power reserve: 65 h, 18000 variations / hours
Functions
Hours, Minutes
Reference
Vingt-8
Year
2016
Collection
Pièce Unique / 1-piece limited series
Price excl.VAT
285'000 CHF
Description

The intention behind this timekeeper was to endow a creation in the great watchmaking tradition with the innovative character of a luxurious jewellery piece. The choice of autumnal hues is reminiscent of a walk in the woods when leaves cover the ground with their many colours. 423 gemstones decorate this piece with 9.65 carats of sapphires and 0.55 carat of F-G if-vvs diamonds.

The middle part featuring a medley of round stones of different diameters distributed at random in a snow setting has been enhanced by 131 navette cut, pear cut, oval or round stones of varying sizes and colours. 

The challenge presented by the lugs was to respect the specific geometry which gives Voutilainen timepieces their unique identity while still retaining their distinctive curved shape. Hence the choice of the invisible setting technique, using stones cut specifically for this purpose, with a rounded top to obtain a smooth shape and scissor cut culets, which impart an exceptional sparkle to the 36 rubies.

The bezel also features 58 closed set rubies with scissor cut culets and half rounded tops.

The dial is a prowess of micro-machining with 12 indexes in navette cut rubies, orange and yellow sapphires set from below, circled by 84 diamonds in a paved setting with an engine-turned and grey enamelled central rosace.

The crown is set with a closed ruby cabochon.

The buckle mirrors the sides of the middle part with 101 sapphires and rubies of varying sizes and diameters.