Sunday, March 22, 2020

Lunations

From Sarpaneva -

Courtesy of Sarpaneva
This is the latest creation from Stepan Sarpaneva.  It represents a fairly big step in what has already been an impressive career.  
Courtesy of Sarpaneva
The movement?
  • Sarpaneva in-house Moonment® calibre, 21,600 vph (3 Hz)
  • Mechanical manual-winding
  • 20 jewels
  • 60-hour power reserve

The case is as follows -
  • High-grade Outokumpu Supra 316L/4435 stainless steel case, available also in 18K red gold
For those of you unfamiliar, Outokumpo is steel manufacturer based in Helsinki, but born in Kuusj√§rvi, and if the company's website is to believed, Outokumpo was a hill where copper was found, bringing into creation, the company.  The name, apparently, means "Strange Hill".  I kinda' dig that!
  • 42 mm in diameter, 9,8 mm in thickness
  • Front and back sapphire crystals with multi anti-reflective coating on the inside
  • Two-part crown at 4 o’clock with signature Sarpaneva moon face motif
  • Water-resistant to 5 ATM
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The Dial?
  • Two-part stainless steel skeleton dial in various DLC-coated finishes
  • Indexes in various Swiss Super-Luminova® emission colours
  • Two-tone hands in Rhodium, Flame Blue, Red Gold or Pitch Black with optional Swiss Super-Luminova® coating on the backside (Mondaine® pat. pend.)
  • Laser-machined and hand-finished optical fibre moon face relief, moon illumination powered by RC Tritec’s Lumicast®
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All secured with a leather strap.

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