"Kind of Magic" for Only Watch 2021
Kind of magic reflects the enchanting encounter between two watchmakers, Denis Flageollet and Kari Voutilainen, based on mutual respect, a common vision of watchmaking and a unique sense of independence.
In support of the Only Watch biennial charity auction of unique timekeepers, De Bethune and Voutilainen, two beautiful independent manufactures have decided to join their strength and know-how while respecting this tradition of independence and keeping a common vision of watchmaking.
From a mutual respect for each other's work, a unique work of art with two faces was born, offering a similar time on both sides, but a somewhat different display.
On one side, as on the other, the two independent watchmakers are perfectly distinguished by their own code.
Featuring a sleek, contemporary design that gives pride of place to the mechanics. It is a new reading of the hour centered around the balance, accompanied by the minute index on the periphery.
On the other side, we discover a dial with a deadbeat second and an original display of hours and minutes that breaks the familiar code of instant reading of the time. Hands superimposed where we do not expect them, equal angles between the hands when they should evolve. This face allows us to appreciate the time by capturing our attention. Totally bewitching!
Denis Flageollet: "With Kari, we are linked by the blood of watchmaking know-how passed on to us by our common master Charles Meylan. I am happy that for the beautiful cause of Only Watch 2021, we are adding our experiences with Voutilainen and delighted by this moment of sharing.
Kari Voutilainen: "I am happy and proud to be able to share our know-how with Denis. Our mentor Charles Meylan would certainly be very proud of us... "