This week’s Weekly Watch Photo shows a watch I have here for a review. So in a few weeks I’ll write down how it was to wear the Sarpaneva Korona K0 dive watch for some weeks. For now I’ll share some first photos and experiences.
When seeing the official release of the Korona K0 (it’s a zero, not an “O”) it was (again) obvious how much attention Stepan Sarpaneva pays to details. Everything has been thought through and all aesthetics are congruent or make sense. That contributed highly to my experience when wearing this dive/sports watch made by an independent watchmaker.
“One of few” is engraved in the case back, meaning this watch is not limited by numbers, but by time. Now it’s available, but maybe in half a year or one year it isn’t anymore. You never know. But these engraved words (“One of few”) can also be explained in a different way. Sarpaneva is actually one of few independent watchmakers creating a dive/sports watch!
Besides the Korona K0, I can only think of the Pita Oceana that, to my knowledge, is also the dive watch that can go to the deepest depth. With its depth rating of 5,000 meters (or roughly 16,500 feet) it goes deeper then the Rolex Sea-Dweller Deepsea. The Korona K0 has been made up to the ISO specifications of dive watches and has a depth rating of 300 meters, which is more then enough for me!
I’ll share my experiences in a full review soon, but for now I want to already mention one thing. When I read the specifications I was slightly worried to read the diameter measured 46 mm. Although that’s a big number, it isn’t that big on the wrist due to the short lugs and typical korona-shaped case. The full review will be online in a few weeks.
This article is written by Frank Geelen, executive editor of Monochrome Watches.