Macro Monday: Sarpaneva Lunations Moonphase Lumed
This week we have an Atom Moore macro of the Sarpaneva Lunations Moonphase Lumed. To celebrate Sarpaneva Watches’ 15th anniversary of, Stepan Sarpaneva has launched Lunations, the first in-house “moonment” piece, featuring a fiber optic moon. A prime example of the innovation that comes from independent watchmaking and constantly challenges the status quo, Stepan Sapaneva’s brand launched in 2003, becoming known for its signature “moon face,” as well as a quirky yet stylishly modern case design.
Lunations is a 42mm timepiece acting as a culmination of Sarpaneva’s horological works of the past quarter century. One can identify at first glance the signature Korona case resembling a bottle cap, featuring a pair of relatively short lugs that allow it to fit more snugly on the wrist. This model’s contemporary design features a stainless steel case and a cut-out dial complemented by a blue and purple chapter ring, as well as blue hands in the Sarpaneva style.
The “moonment” is an in-house produced manual-winding movement with caliber beats at 21,600 bph and a power reserve of about 60 hours. The moon phase complication is said to be Sarpaneva’s most accurate to date, and developed with collaboration from Andreas Strehler. The signature “moon face” design is laser-machined and the moon phase aperture fitted with thousands of optic fibers. The disc is simple and plain white, but filled with RC Tritec’s Lumicast to provide luminescence, working with the design to create a 3D effect to the moon phase. This is a piece that lovingly brings its theme to life, making it an eye catching addition for any collection.