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[SIHH 2017] New Voutilainen Vingt-8 "ISO"
The watchmaker has just unveiled a new and original complication in his Vingt-8 model.
You can see on the picture below that there is a mobile minute ring. The ring will move at the same speed than the hour hand. Hence, the minute hand will have to adapt its pace to show the right time.
Here is what Kari Voutilainen says:
"The watch bears an original display of hours and minutes. At the top of each hour, the minute hand overlaps the hour hand, regardless of the time. On every half hour, the minute and hours hands are opposite. The circle of minutes turns at the same rate as the hour hand for easy reading. The angle between the hour hand and the minute hand remains the same regardless of the time. The position of the hour and minute hands, with respect to the other is always the same according to the minutes, whatever the hour is."
A very clever other way of displaying time. And what is surprising is that it still looks very legible that way.