Finnish watchmaker Kari Voutilainen, now living in Switzerland, started his eponymous brand in 2002. He is known for his exquisite guilloché work and his memorable Haute Horology complications. In fact, in 2005, he introduced the world’s first modern decimal repeater, which chimes the hours, the ten-minute intervals past the hours, and the minutes. He is highly acclaimed, has won multiple awards and prizes, and is sought after by the finest watch brands to create exquisite dials for them. His Voutilainen brand watches include the Starry Night (Metiers d’ Arts) line, TP1 pocket watches, the 28 collection, and the Masterpiece series.
Kari Voutilainen is an independent watchmaker from Finland who has been living in Switzerland’s Môtiers since 1989. For many years he worked making movements for other brands before deciding to branch out on his own in 2002. He is a member of the Academy of Independent Creators, AHCI, and creates no more than 50 handcrafted timepieces each year.