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 than 50 years ago.
On the dial of the K1 Emali are “razor-sharp hands and a brushed stainless steel ring” paying “humble homage to his heritage”.
The enamel dial of the K1 Emali brings out a whole new dimension for Sarpaneva as it delivers clean aesthetics, making it seem more like a fine art object rather than just a horological instrument.
It will be a rather rare and most probably a valuable object as only eight pieces will be crafted.