Stepan Sarpaneva presents a new DLC coated version of his stunning Konona K2 named KAMMOS in honour of the "Polar Night" during which the sun barely rises for more than 5o days in the most northernly parts of his native country Finland.
Finland - the most sparsely populated country in the E.U. and not a country which you would expect to associate with creative and original watchmaking. It is a curious fact that Finland has produced a succession of F1 drivers - Keke Rosberg, Mika Häkkinen, Heikki Kovalainen, Kimi Räikkönen and don't get me started on rally drivers, from Ari Vatanen to Mikko Hirvonen the country is surely a big bubbling melting pot of automotive talent. Why? Maybe the challenging forest roads and the fact that young Finns have to sit a proper driving test, forget 3-point turns, they have to prove that they can handle a power slide on icy terrain before they can pass, is perhaps the reason why Finland has such an enviable racing driver heritage, but watchmaking? Thanks to the world famous School of Watchmaking in Tapiola the Finns also have that niche covered. Two rising stars of Independent Watchmaking, Kari Voutilainen and Stepan Sarapaneva are graduates.
The Sarpaneva Korona K2 KAAMOS is like all the watches in the Sarpaneva collection designed and created by Stepan and is adventurous and beautiful. The characteristic sculpted case is particularly suited to its dark, shadowy DLC coating, the end result is dramatic and daring.
The piece features a three-part dial and date disc, its darkness illuminated by black rhodium-plated hands which along with the indexes have had a liberal luminous coating applied. This is a stunning dial design, an impressive spider's web-like skeletonisation which will not appeal to the average watch fan, but of course this is not an average watch. Beneath the durable DLC the watch is constructed from stainless steel and measures 42mm. Inside is a Soprod A10 Calibre automatic movement with a power reserve of 42 hours, modified to house the Sarpaneva see-through date disc and decorated with perlage.
The Sarpaneva Korona K2 KAAMOS comes presented on a leather strap.