By TLex An exotic looking diver with an equally exotic way of telling dive time! Introducing, the new Sarpaneva Korona K0 Wuoski, the latest addition to the KO Diver series. Below, the Stainless steel case version with its enchanting Copper Moon and DLC coated dial. Also the DLC coated Stainless steel case version with Oxydized Silver Moon and DLC coated dial.
The open caseback exhibits a rotor with 22K Gold weight. I know these aren’t going to be to everyone’s’ taste, but the workmanship is quite exquisite and for me they capture the imagination. You kind of get the feeling that even in the days of ancient folklore there was still a need for dive watches, a charming sentiment that warms the heart!
From SARPANEVA Sarpaneva Korona K0 Wuoksi is inspired by a Finnish legend of a village smith whose daughters were snatched down into the murky mansions of a lustful underwater creature Näkki. The smith descended into the watery depths to rescue his daughters, but unable to reach the bottom, he had to turn back.
The anxious father wrought himself a waterproof time-iron that would be his salvation at depths he had never known before. But still he couldn’t save his daughters, not until he wrought a machine that also reveals the phase of the moon. He waited for the moment, when the sun and the moon were not aligned, for that was the time when the tide is as its weakest. He was now ready to dive again to the bottom of the lake, for the sake of his daughters.
The old Finnish word ‘Wuoksi’ has a double meaning both ‘high tide’ and ‘for the sake of something’. It reminds us of the smith, who dived into the depths for the sake of love.
Korona K0 Wuoksi is an executive class sports watch wrought by Finnish watchmaker Stepan Sarpaneva. Founded on the success of Korona K0, this special edition features a moon-phase complication instead of diver’s bezel. Wuoksi introduces a special skeleton dial and a revolving evening sky disc which reveals a peek of the iconic Sarpaneva moon face.
Every Sarpaneva Korona K0 Wuoksi is handcrafted at Sarpaneva’s workshop in Helsinki. As a very limited edition, every Korona K0 is counted as one of the few.
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