Sarpaneva Korona K0 dive watch prototype – new photos

We show you new photos of Sarpaneva’s prototype dive watch, the Korona K0.

Since Baselworld 2010 Stepan Sarpaneva, an independent watchmaker from Finland, plays with ideas to make a dive watch based on his Korona collection. We showed you photos of an earlier prototype that was executed in titanium. The newest prototype is made in stainless steel and measures 46mm in diameter and is 11.5 mm thick.

The crown has moved from the 3 o’clock position to the 4 o’clock position. The crown on the photo is not the final crown to be on the Korona K0! Technical drawings of the new crown can be seen below. Now that looks promising! And Sarpaneva says the new crown is water resistant up to 300 meters, which makes it possible to take the Korona K0 for some serious deep sea diving.

By positioning the crown at 4 o’clock has advantages. The crown will not dig in your wrist anymore and also when diving the chance of unscrewing the crown by accident is reduced to zero. It looks like the shape of the case could work as a crown protector, but that will probably become clear when we see the final product. It all looks very promising…

Stay tuned via Sarpaneva’s Facebook page.

Frank Geelen

Frank Geelen is an expert on Haute Horlogerie and his horological heart beats faster from beautiful hand-finished mechanical movements. He loves to explain all technical details of complications like tourbillons, minute repeaters, constant force escapements and column-wheel chronographs and he has been doing that for more than seven years. Besides publishing daily here at Monochrome Watches, Frank also writes for several other publications, both online and offline.

View all articles by Frank Geelen

3 Responses to “Sarpaneva Korona K0 dive watch prototype – new photos”

  1. mono says:

    Updated the post with dimensions: diameter is 46 mm and 11.5 mm thick

  2. Trillian says:

    Got mine today. Can’t leave my eyes of it..

  3. mono says:

    Congrats Trillian! I guess you could well be the first to get his Korona K0.

Leave a Reply