It's always a pleasure to feature the unique creations of Independent Watchmaker Stepan Sarpaneva, so much so that even slight cosmetic updates have us in a flap. When I featured the Korona K0 earlier this year I described it as a "Most Undiver-like Diver's Watch", and it is. This watch is capable of safely indicating dive time and is built to withstand depths of up to 300m, yet it retains the dramatic Korona caseshape because in a stroke of ingenious design the mainplate and diver’s bezel merge and move as one leaving the profile largely unchanged.
This edition is presented in a shadowy DLC coated case, a perfect contrast for the labyrinthine dial which features a muted covering of TiN ( TitaniumNitride) topped with matt frosted hands. Inside is a modified and decorated Soprod A10 Calibre with 42 hours of power reserve featuring a mainplate which is integrated with the divers timing ring.
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Here's my original feature on the Korona K0 - or dip into our archives -
The Korona K3 Routa - Stark steel with a frosting of diamonds
The Korona Moonshine - will seduce you to the dark side without a backward glance
The Korona K2 KAAMOS - with its superb shadowy spider's web skeletonisation.