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Sarpaneva Korona K3 Routa

| By Frank Geelen | 2 min read |

Sarpaneva introduces the Korona K3 Routa, a special edition of the Sarpaneva Korona K3 Northern Stars with 283 brilliantly-cut diamonds, and it’s limited to 5 pieces.

The new Sarpaneva Korona K3 Routa comes a few months after the release of the ‘iced’ version of the Korona K1, and is now entirely set with a total 1.92 carat of brilliant-cut diamonds…. perfectly pavé set!

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Routa, a Finnish word for frozen ground. The vicious streak of Mother Nature, first numbs the land and then ruthlessly starts to ravage roads and other landmarks man has created. It is a breathtaking tribute to the calm perseverance of two master craftsmen.

The diamonds were set by Mr Gilles Meier, a master engraver who used bead setting technique to create a perfect pavé of diamonds. Due to the hardness of steel, this technique is extremely challenging and requires a meticulous mastery of gemstone setting. Some call it madness.

The stainless steel case has been diamond set with 214 diamonds (a total of 1.44 carat). The case is the recognisable Korona case, measuring 42 mm in diameter and 10.2 mm thick. It’s water proof to 5 ATM (or 50 meters). Because of the relatively flat case and the strap/lug construction the Sarpaneva Korona wears very comfortable. The crown is Sarpaneva’s own designed crown, is made of stainless steel and set with 7 diamonds (a total of 0.14 carat). Even the buckle is diamond set with 62 diamonds (0.34 carat). All brilliant cut diamonds are of very, very slightly included (VVS) quality!

The three-part dial is made of stainless steel and features the Ursa Minor or Little Bear constellation. The hands are rhodium plated, half matte finished on one side and polished on the other side. This gives the hands enough contrast to be clearly visible above the stainless steel dial.

Movement – Modified Soprod A10

  • calibre, 11.5 lines
  • 28800 vibrations per hour (4 Hz)
  • Mechanical, automatic winding
  • Phases of the moon (29.5 days)
  • fitted with oxydized sterling
  • silver moon faces
  • 25 jewels
  • 42-hour power reserve
  • Stainless steel winding rotor with white gold masses and single
  • oxydized sterling silver moon face
  • Rhodium plated, perlage finishing

For more information, please visit the Sarpaneva Watches website or the official Sarpaneva Facebook page.

The best option to see Sarpaneva Watches and to learn more about them, is to visit Sarpaneva at Salon de Belles Montres in the Louvre, Paris, from November 25-27. Check the website of Salon de Belles Montres for exact times and location.

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