Sarpaneva K1 Emali: Thicker than water

The Sarpaneva Korona K1 Emali tells more than just time. This timepiece is actually a tribute to Stepan Sarpaneva’s late father, Pentti Sarpaneva, and “centuries of enamelling in fine watchmaking.” Pentti Sarpaneva (1925 to 1978) was a Finnish designer well-known for his jewellery, bronze and glass objects and he had used vitreous enamel that was “fired” for his jewellery designs … More

Who is Sarpaneva?

You may have heard of the watch brand Sarpaneva so why the name and where did it originate from? The brand was created in 2003 by Finnish watchmaker Stepan Sarpaneva. Based in Helsinki, the capital of Finland, Sarpaneva became the country’s only watch brand. While Finland has its horological school: Kelloseppäkoulu – The Finnish School of Watchmaking which was established … More

Sarpaneva Korona K0 Wuoksi: Flirt?

What is interesting about Sarpaneva’s Korona K0 Wuoksi is the fact that there are two eyes peering out at you from the aperture between the 10.30 and 1.30 positions. The eyes are part of founder Stepan Sarpaneva’s signature moon face but the eyes are aligned exactly within the aperture for only 24 hours and after a cycle that lasts around … More

Sarpaneva Korona K0: A knockout?

With all the smooth curves in the right places, “see-through clothing” complemented with leather and flirting with the glint of “blue eyes”, this was a sight not to be missed. We most definitely had to have a try. A knockout beauty? Well, it was actually Finnish watchmaker Stepan Sarpaneva’s Korona K0 Two Tone. As can be seen, it is a … More