Weekly Watch Photo – Sarpaneva Korona K3 Northern Stars

The Weekly Watch Photo is back. After a hectic month (the SIHH) we found some great photos of one of our favorite watches of last year. For a second time the Sarpaneva Korona K3 Northern Stars features as our Weekly Watch Photo. 

Stepan Sarpaneva shot these photos himself with his iPhone. I must say that I’m impressed, because these photos capture Sarpaneva’s magnificent golden moon phase/face with a lovely sunny glow. And suitable for a watch made in Finland, it’s shown in the winter snow.

Ever since Sarpaneva launched the first Korona K3 with its distinctive moon phase indicator, this moon ‘face’ has become a recognizable theme for Sarpaneva. The Korona K3 Northern Stars is now available in several combinations of cases and dials. Besides versions is stainless steel, gold and black DLC coated cases, there is also an ‘iced’ version with 1.92 carats of diamonds.

These photos show the beautiful finish of the case, which features a very stylish combination of polished and brushed finish. While the mid-case and lugs are brushed, the scalloped bezel and signature Sarpaneva crown are polished.

The 42 mm large case has very short and sculptured lugs, which make the watch wear smaller than one would expect. And comfortable, very comfortable!

At the upcoming Baselworld fair, Sarpaneva will show the final production version of the Korona K0 Dive Watch, of which he showed the prototype two years ago.

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.

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