Lot 2197
  • 2197

Kari Voutilainen

500,000 - 700,000 HKD
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  • dimensions 31.5 x 44 mm
• cal. Longines 360 ebauche manual winding nickel lever movement, 21 jewels • silvered guilloché dial in regulator style, 3 subsidiary dials indicating hour with Roman numerals, minutes with dot indexes and constant seconds • 18k white gold rectangular case, sapphire crystal display back secured by 4 screws • case, dial and movement signed • with an 18k white gold Kari Voutilainen folding clasp


The movement in working condition at the time of cataloguing. The dial in very good condition. Case in very good condition with no visible blemishes, shows only little signs of use. Overall in excellent condition. * Please note that the movement has not tested for the accuracy of time or duration of the power reserve and may need service at the buyer's expense. Please note that Sotheby's does not guarantee the future working of the movement. **Please be advised that the bands on this watch are made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species, please refer to important notices for further information.**
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. All dimensions in catalogue descriptions are approximate. Condition reports may not specify mechanical replacements or imperfections to the movement, case, dial, pendulum, separate base(s) or dome. Watches in water-resistant cases have been opened to examine movements but no warranties are made that the watches are currently water-resistant. Please note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and leather bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. In particular, please note it is the purchaser's responsibility to comply with any applicable import and export matters, particularly in relation to lots incorporating materials from endangered species.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

**Please be advised that bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator and crocodile) are not sold with the watches and are for display purposes only. We reserve the right to remove these bands prior to shipping."

Catalogue Note

Accompanied by a Kari Voutilainen certificate, an instruction manual and a presentation box.

Named the Chronomètre 27, because of the Calibre 27 it houses, is the watchmaker's second offering an observatory watch, which possess exceptional accuracy concerning all the important technical areas of movement functionality. These watches are capable of a mean accuracy of only tenths of a second per day in test conditions and in the past never generally offered for sale to the public since they were designed solely for timing trials.

With only limited pieces of around 20, Voutilainen decided to incorporate the Grosmann curve which signifies the first use of this in the twenty-first century, highlighting the fact that many older watchmaking techniques still have their place of distinction and honour in the present day.