The last brand I though I would see a fully functional diver watch was from Sarpaneva
. From fame based on a particularly sardonic looking face on their moon phase indicators, the dark Finnish brand brings us the Korona K0 Dive watch. You can see one of their limited edition Korona K3 moon phase watches here
. The K0 will be in titanium and 46mm wide, quite thin at just 10mm thick actually. While the iconic moon phase won't be there, but the look of the case, uniquely cut dial, and hands are pure Sapraneva. The movement is a modified Soprod A10 automatic. Sarpaneva modified it a bit to make the crown operate to rotate the inner rotating diver's bezel. This removes the need for a second crown to rotate the inner bezel, and the watch even still retains a 200 meter water resistance level. Pretty neat idea, and I look forward to checking it out in action. Strap is going to be a clean black rubber one, to help keep focus on the interesting case and dial. The whole thing is topped off with a 1.5mm thick sapphire crystal and a decent level of lume on the dial. It isn't a "game changing" dive watch, but it is an interesting and welcome addition to the brand. Available starting next year.
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