Stuff we like: Sarpaneva Korona K0 Northen Lights
Posted on 04 March 2015
Check out this awesome watch produced by Finish watchmaker Stepan Sarpaneva. In collaboration with our good friend Black Badger Composites which can only mean added awesomeness. Due to be showcased at Baselworld 2015, this watch will be very desirable and I am sure that their stand will be pretty crowded during the show.
The Korona K0 Northen Lights comes in three variations, Green Dial steel case, Blue Dial steel case and Violet Dial with a DLC case. An 18k moon-phase adds a touch of class to a well rounded watch which is incredibly legible both in daylight and at night.
The powerful lume breaks through the skeletonized dial to provide night time telling and as it was developed with glow specialist, Black Badger, you know it is going to pack punch.
The unique, aesthetically pleasing case is handcrafted at Sarpaneva's HQ in Helsinki which is something we admire. It would have been all too easy to outsource the case manufacture but keeping it in house has scored them extra kudos with us.
This promises to be a special release for both Sarpaneva and Black Badger. We know James (Black Badger) is especially excited about this.
Mechanical, automatic winding
Phases of the moon (29.5 days), in-house complication
42-hour power reserve
Rhodium-plated, perlage finishing
DLC coated winding mass with 18K gold moon and masses
Stainless steel, 46 mm in diameter, 12 mm in thickness
1.5 mm thick curved sapphire crystal with multi anti-reflective coating inside
Double secured water-resistant SARPANEVA screw-down crown
Water-resistant to 10 ATM
DLC coated blue, green or violet with Super-LumiNova indexes
Luminous dials in collaboration with James Thompson of Black Badger Advanced Composites
Moon faces made of 18K red gold and 18K white gold
Rhodium-plated hands with Super-LumiNova
Leather in various colours, rubber
Stainless steel buckle