I’m not sure whether they’re meant to be fun and friendly, but I find Stepan Sarpaneva’s moonface watches to be more than a little creepy.
And yet, oddly fascinating at the same time.
This one is the Korona K3 Routa (Finnish for ‘frozen ground’ and hence featuring a frosty sparkling of diamonds).
Limited to just five pieces, the Routa is 42mm in size.
Styled by Master Engraver Gilles Meier there are 283 diamonds bead-set into the steel case.
In fact, not just the case, but also the lugs, the crown and even on the buckle of the strap.
The dial features the ‘Little Bear Constellation’ and oxidised sterling silver moon faces.
The rhodium hands are half matt and half polished to ensure readability against the severity of the steel dial.
Movement is a modified and decorated Soprod A10 movement with 42 hours of power reserve.
What do you think?
This one’s not my favourite Sarpaneva model, but it might be fun to let a little scary moon man into your life! ;-)