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 curvaceous timepiece and the “see-through clothing” is the stainless steel grille-like dial in DLC (Diamond-Like Carbon) blue.
Where the “blue eyes” or the rich hues of the grille-like dial shines depends on where the light hits its surface and it is indeed eye-catching.
While the Sarpaneva Korona K0 comes with a rubber strap, we tried it on with alligator leather. For those interested, yes, we did get questions regarding this Sarpaneva watch from curious passer-bys and friends.
Interestingly, it does not look like a 46mm diameter watch, perhaps due to the angular curvatures of the case and it is comfortable on the wrist.
What is perhaps unique to the Sarpaneva Korona K0 is its understated “beauty” in terms of features. It has luminescent hands and hour indexes, a screw-down crown, is water-resistant to 300m and has an inner rotating bezel or “timer ring” controlled by the crown for keeping track of time – diving time. Take note of the lighter-coloured scales for the first 15 minutes on the inner rotating bezel.
After all, the Sarpaneva Korona K0 is made to be a diving sports watch; a very unique-looking one to enjoy, if we may so add.