Watchmaker Kari Voutilainen introduces a completely innovative display of the time based on System 1 and System 2 human behavior, as studied by Nobel Prize-winner Daniel Kahneman.
What’s that? You’re not familiar with the work of Daniel Kahneman? In his ground-breaking book ‘Thinking Fast and Slow ‘ he proposes that System 1 produces the fast, intuitive type of reactions and instantaneous decisions that govern most of our lives. Whereas System 2 is the deliberate type of thinking involved in focus, deliberation, reasoning or analysis – such as calculating a complex math problem, exercising self-control, or performing a demanding physical task.
Voutilainen’s Vingt-8 ISO breaks with System 1 behavior, whereby time is read at a glance using a deeply entrenched “code”, and instead elicits System 2 behavior in which telling the time acquires a deeper, more intellectual dimension.
This heightened awareness of time is translated by hour and minute hands which are superimposed on each full hour, and opposed at each half-hour. The angle between the two hands is always the same, whatever the time. The secret lies with the minutes’ disc that turns with the hour hand so that the minutes hand can mark the elapsed minutes. It immediately makes sense once you watch the video.
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Movement: Mechanical hand-wound, Vingt-8 calibre, designed, made and finished in the Voutilainen workshops, 33 jewels, 18,000 vib/h, new escapement with two escape wheels and direct impulse, Breguet/Grossmann balance-spring, plate and bridges in German silver, pink gold wheels, 65-hour power reserve.
Functions: Hours, minutes.
Case: 18k pink gold, 39 mm. Anti-reflective sapphire crystal, front and back.
Dial: Guilloché silver. Gold applied numerals and hands.
Bracelet/Strap: Hand-stitched crocodile with 18k gold buckle.