Timekeepers Club / November 29, 2020

Phillips Hong Kong Auction 29 November 2020 | S.U.F Helsinki Sarpaneva x Moomin watch sold for EUR 33'972

LOT 837


Sarpaneva Watches
An impressive and unusual prototype stainless steel skeletonized wristwatch with Technicolour Super-Luminova dial
Sarpaneva Watches,「S.U.F Helsinki Sarpaneva x Moomin」型號,獨特,精鋼鏤空腕錶,備夜光錶盤,約2020年製。附原裝證書 賣方將捐出本拍件的部分收益做為慈善用途

Circa 2020
39mm diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

HK$30,000 - 62,500 •

SOLD FOR HK$315,000

EUR 33'792

Manufacturer: Sarpaneva Watches
Year: Circa 2020
Model Name: S.U.F Helsinki Sarpaneva x Moomin
Material: Stainless steel
Calibre: Automatic, cal. A10, 25 jewels
Bracelet/Strap: Textile
Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel pin buckle
Dimensions: 39mm diameter
Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
Accessories: Accompanied by the Certificate of Authenticity, watch roll and Sarpaneva newspaper.

Catalogue Essay

Coming from a heritage of Finnish artisans of fine jewellery, Stepan Sarpaneva is the son of acclaimed Finnish jewellery designer Pentti Sarpaneva. With already a vision at a young age to become a talented designer and craftsman one day, Stepan graduated from the Finnish School of Watchmaking and then propelled his studies further at the prestigious WOSTEP in Switzerland. After graduating from watchmaking school, Stepan was officially integrated into the world of horology working for prestigious watchmakers including Piaget, Parmigiani, Vianney Halter and Christophe Claret. With an acclaimed experience in the industry, Sarpaneva created his own brand in 2003 to embark on a journey to create his very own timepieces.

In 2020, S.U.F Sarpaneva Helsinki in collaboration with Finnish cartoon Moomin launched a series of limited edition timepieces with 75 examples made to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the popular cartoon. The timepiece paid more than just a homage to the cartoon but surely a statement to the industry of implementing Super-Luminova as a form of art instead of applying it to tell time in the dark. The skeletonized dial is achieved via three layers. The first layer consists of a beautifully hand-painted Technicolour Super-Luminova dial as the background, a hand carved motif of Moomin topped with a carved stainless steel minute track. Extremely clever, the illumination of the dial is honestly jaw-dropping and very well executed considering the superb affordability of the watch.

The present lot is the Proto created for the Moomin series with a difference on the dial which is more matte finished compared to the rest of limited edition pieces. All proceeds will be donated directly to #OURSEA campaign, which aims to help save the Baltic Sea and its unique cultural heritage.


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