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Sarpaneva " Franken "

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€17.500,00
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€21.700 with VAT 24%

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€17.500,00
Without taxes

€21.700 with VAT 24%

Sarpaneva “Franken” Tribute to the accuracy testing.

Late 1940´s the idea was to create movements especially tuned to participate in the famous Swiss chronometer competitions of Geneva, Neuchatel etc… 

The double-seconds idea was actually made for two reasons:

- first to test whether a “direct” or “indirect” center-seconds hand driving mechanism would be better for accuracy reasons.

 - second use for these was when the movements were mounted to be perfectly synchronized by the famous “Regleurs”, these prototypes were to be submitted to the chronometer competitions. The movements qualified to be included in the respective observatory’s wristwatch category. 

The idea here was that the results were started to be measured optically with cameras, so some observatories had technology that was better equipped to visually trace a larger center seconds hand instead of a small one at 6. And in a typical money-saving manner, the Regleurs had to regulate only one movement for both cases. 

Was there ever any watch really available ouside of the workshop(s) of those manufactures that were doing these…? Who knows..?

Available with or without the Moonbridge Steel bracelet!

Limited to 1 pieces only

Illustrations by Toni Kysenius

Movement

• Modified Swiss Made Chronode P1003 Calibre, 31mm, 28800 mph (4 Hz) ( 244 components)
• Mechanical Automatic winding
• Hours, Minutes, Small & Center seconds
• 34 jewels
• 60 Hours power reserve
• Rhodium plated, Matt finishing
• Sarpaneva Moonface winding mass with ceramic ball bearing.

Dial

• 7 Part Stainless Steel, Hand Finished, DLC coated, Hand Painted Swiss Super-Luminova®
• Total 4 different Swiss Super-Luminova® colors
• Two-tone hands in Steel Rhodium with Swiss Super-Luminova®

Case

• Sarpaneva Korona case in high-grade Outokumpu stainless steel from Finland (SUPRA 316L/4435)Brushed and polished.
• Case size: 42 mm
• Case thickness: 10 mm
• Lug to lug length: 46 mm
• Front sapphire crystal with multi anti-reflective coating on the inside
• Rear sapphire crystal
• Screw-down Sarpaneva crown at 4 0´clock
• Water-resistant to 10 ATM

Strap

• Handmade leather strap, 22mm + Rubber.
• Sarpaneva stainless steel pin buckle 18mm
• Lug width: 22 mm
• Optional Sarpaneva Moonbridge Steel bracelet

Sarpaneva " Franken "
Sarpaneva " Franken "
Sarpaneva " Franken "
Sarpaneva " Franken "