A refined, original take on the dress watch, the Schwarz Etienne Roma Synergy by Kari Voutilainen made its debut in 2020. With it, Schwarz Etienne enlisted the talents of one of the most respected craftsmen in the industry, Kari Voutilainen, to create an attractive classic watch with a twist. The latest version of the model also involves Oster Jewelers, one of the reference retailers for indie watchmaking in the USA and beyond.
Already seen with a red cherry dial recently, the Schwarz Etienne Roma Synergy by Kari Voutilainen for Oster Jewelers stands out with its vibrant green engine-turned dial. Just like the previous versions, it is manufactured in the workshop of the Finnish independent watchmaker. Made from a solid silver plate, it stands out with different guilloché patterns creating a beautiful sense of depth and surprisingly changing hues: guilloche Soleil (sun) for the outer circular section, écailles de poisson (fish scale) for the centre part and vague (wave) for the small seconds sub-dial. The applied Arabic numerals and indexes are paired with faceted Alpha-type hours and minutes hands. Two applied cartouches bear the captions “Schwarz Etienne” and “by Voutilainen”.
The Schwarz Etienne Roma Synergy by Kari Voutilainen comes in a classic round, polished steel case featuring a sloped bezel and elongated lugs that are stepped on the outer edge. Up to now, it was available in a 39mm. With the Oster Jewelers edition, it is made available in two different sizes: 39mm and, for the first time, 42mm.
Turning the watch over, the exhibition case back allows you to discover the in-house Schwarz-Etienne ASE 200.00 calibre. This automatic movement is fully manufactured in-house, down to its regulating organ and hairspring. It is decorated in collaboration with Kari Voutilainen. The bridges are finely bevelled and adorned with a guilloche pattern radiating from the balance wheel. For this “Oster” limited edition, the micro-rotor has been gold plated.
The Oster Jewelers x Schwarz Etienne Roma Synergy by Kari Voutilainen is presented on a brown-aged leather strap with a steel folding buckle. It is released in two limited editions of 8 pieces each (so 16 pieces in total). Price is set at USD 34,300 and USD 36,800 respectively for the 39mm and 42mm editions.