Tag: Voutilainen

A Christmas Gift Guide For Independent Watchmaking

Skillful, inventive, daring – there are many reasons why independent watchmaking has been on the rise over the past twenty years. Indies practice craftsmanship and horological innovation guided by passion, unique perspectives and uncommon philosophies. Their creations are exclusive, personal and crafted to a level of quality that you simply cannot get in mass production. … Continued

MB&F Legacy Machine Split Escapement

The Best From The Independents At Baselworld 2017

It’s that time of the year again when the watch industry is done with its two main trade shows and spring brings an air of calmness as the 2nd quarter begins. After having a few weeks to take in and reflect on all that was presented, let’s look at what five of the most eminent … Continued

MB&F Destination Moon

Independent Watchmakers That Stole The Show At SIHH 2017

Now that SIHH 2017 is in the rear view mirror and we’ve had time to digest all the new releases, let’s take a look at a handful of the most captivating pieces that the independent watchmakers located at the Carre des Horlogers, or “square of watchmakers”, had in store during the show. Laurent Ferrier: Classical timekeeping … Continued

Laurent Ferrier Montre Ecole

The Masters Of Restoration

There’s more to being an independent watchmaker than meets the eye. And even more to it if you happen to be a watchmaker who has had a hand in restoration work. The thing is, a typical watchmaker’s education through WOSTEP (Watchmakers of Switzerland Training and Educational Program) or other similar programs is in fact rather … Continued

19th century Ovale pocket watch restored by Parmigiani

Introducing The Voutilainen Chronometers

By Su Jia Xian Despite being one of the leading lights of Swiss independent watchmaking, Kari Voutilainen was born in Finland. He moved to Switzerland in 1989 to study watchmaking, after which he spent several years at Parmigiani, restoring vintage horological masterpieces. Those were his formative years, giving him an insight into the quality of … Continued

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