Friday, April 28, 2006

Kari Voutilainen Masterpiece Chronograph

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.