The new Stepan Sarpaneva Korona K01 Northern Lights from Finnish watchmaker, goldsmith, and designer Stepan Sarpaneva features a marvelous luminescence in three variations echoing the glow given off by the aurora borealis.
The uniquely bright and colourful glow on the Korona K01 Northern Lights is possible thanks to a proprietary lume material called Black Badger, an advanced composite with incredible glow power and unusual range of color. The composite is available in four colours: Radar Green, Aqua Blue, Phantom Blue, and even one called Purple Reign and you can read more about this at the Black Badger site.
This new model includes both Sarpaneva’s signature moon face in 18-karat white or red gold, the etched moonphase is apparently a stylized representation of his own face, as well as his characteristically blued, stainless steel grille.
His most colourful release yet the Korona K01 Northern Lights is available in purple and green as well as his usual blue. This is because the dial has been made completely out of the special composite lume material, this is a solid compound rather than just a thin layer of paint.
Its a limited edition of 8 in blue, violet, and green and retails for € 14,500 without tax and will be on display at Baselworld 2015 at Hall 2, Booth C.03 from the 19th to the 26th of March.
More information at the brands site
Stepan Sarpaneva K01 Korona Northern Lights Specifications
Case: stainless steel, 46 x 12 mm
Movement: modified automatic Soprod A10
Functions: hours, minutes, sweep seconds; moon phase
Dial: Black Badger proprietary luminous advanced composite covered by blued steel grille
Limitation: 8 pieces each in blue, violet, and green
Price: € 14,500 without tax