Only Watch 2019 Voutilainen TP1 Only Watch 2019 – a Pocket Watch, a Collaboration, a Voutilainen

From father to daughter, transmission of a vocation.
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Voutlainen TP1

At the time of mass-produced everything, one of the hidden gems of Only Watch 2019 is a creation by Kari Voutilainen, one of the most revered craftsmen in the entire watch industry. The Voutilainen TP1 stands out for being a pocket watch and … the first collaboration between Kari Voutilainen and his daughter, Venla, 20 years old, freshly graduated from watchmaking school. The design of the case and dial was made by Kari; Venla chose the colours and the decoration of the movement.

The Voutilainen TP1 Only Watch 2019 is a beautiful, surprisingly modern open face pocket watch. Its TV screen case is fashioned out of titanium. It is 50.3mm by 50.3mm and it features cool three-hole security screws. Made from solid silver, the beautiful engine-turned dial is engraved with different geometric patterns. It comes in dark/light blue with contrasting orange accents.

Voutilainen TP1

The exhibition caseback offers a superb view of the movement framed by a blue guilloché ring with the caption ‘Kari & Venla – Voutilainen’. The movement is based on a vintage LeCoultre ébauche. As you have come to expect with any Voutilainen work, it is hand-finished to a level that is seldom seen. A veritable feast for the eyes, it features wonderful details including a large Guillaume balance wheel (a bimetallic thermo-compensating balance wheel) with Phillips overcoil hairspring.

Voutilainen TP1

The stylish and superbly crafted Voutilainen TP1 Only Watch 2019 comes with a brown hand-sewn leather fob with a titanium screw. Given that Kari Voutilainen manufactures only some 50 watches per year, we expect it to sell higher than its pre-auction estimate of CHF 50,000 to CHF 70,000. For more information please visit and

Only Watch is a biennial fundraiser for research on muscular dystrophy – Association Monégasque Contre les Myopathies (AMM). Organized under the patronage of HSH Albert II de Monaco, the watches of the 8th edition will be auctioned by Christie’s on Saturday 9 November 2019. More details at

3 responses

  1. Lovely little thing. Along with Journe’s piece my favourite of the Only Watch selection.

    I hope Venla starts making watches soon, similar to Kari’s style.

  2. My GOD that’s a lot of money for a quirky gift!

  3. I would disagree that it looks modern. To me it looks like it was made in the 1960s. It is carried out with charm though.Very desirable.

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