Sarpaneva Watches - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XV Hong Kong Monday, November 28, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: Sarpaneva Watches
    Year: Circa 2020; Circa 2021
    Case No: No. 07/25
    Model Name: Sarpaneva x Moomin 2020 and Sarpaneva x Moomin 2021
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. Soprod A10, 25 jewels;
    Bracelet/Strap: 2020 Edition: Textile; 2021 Edition: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel pin buckles
    Dimensions: 2020 Edition: 39mm diameter; 2021 Edition: 42mm diameter
    Signed: Cases, dials and movements signed
    Accessories: 2020 Edition: Accompanied by Certificate of Authenticity dated 6th October 2020 and Moomin printed cloth travel pouch. 2021 Edition: Accompanied by Certificate of Authenticity dated 3rd January 2022 and Moomin printed cloth travel pouch. Further supplied with a “Moomin Summer Madness” book.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Coming from a strong lineage of Finnish artisans, Stepan Sarapaneva inherited the artistic touch from his mother, Pentti Sarpaneva, a renowned artisanal jewellery designer whose work is exhibited at the British Museum. With the gift for meticulous craftsmanship, Stepan worked under master watchmakers such as Vianney Halter, Parmigiani and Christophe Claret before embarking on his own journey to realise his vision of horology by establishing the Sarpaneva brand in 2003.

    In 2020, Sarpaneva commemorated the 75th anniversary of the popular Finnish comic, Moomin, illustrated by none other than Tove Jansson. Three sets of 25-piece limited edition wristwatches were produced, inspired by the originally monochromatic comic. Differentiated into three variants with either blue, steel or gold hands, Sarpaneva applied his ingenuity and technical prowess to the fairy tale by incorporating Super-Luminova on the dial for a vivid psychedelic effect. The timepiece paid more than just a homage to the cartoon but surely a statement to the industry, portraying coloured luminous material as a form of art instead of a tool it to tell time in the dark.

    Instantly recognised by collectors worldwide, Sarpaneva launched a second run on the dreamy Moomin tickers in 2021. Featuring a different scene, the same hand-crafted lumed skeletonized dial is interpreted once again in this edition, featuring a case composed of high-end Outokumpu steel usually seen in Sarpaneva’s permanent collection. Unlike its solid caseback older sibling, the second generation positioned its crown at 4 o’clock and with a sapphire caseback which invites the wearer to admire the self-winding rotor carved out of the firm’s signature angry Moonface with luminous-filled eyes and mouth.

    Offered in excellent overall condition, complete with their original accessories, the present pair of Sarpaneva x Moomin are fresh-to-the-market offered by the original owner. Each numbered 7 out of 25 pieces, this set of spirited watches will be fantastic additions to any collection.

Property from the Original Owner


Lot offered with No Reserve

An attractive, impressive and playful set of 2 limited edition stainless steel skeletonized wristwatches with Technicolor Super-Luminova dials and respective certificates, each numbered 7 of a limited edition of 25 pieces

Circa 2020; Circa 2021
2020 Edition: 39mm diameter; 2021 Edition: 42mm diameter
Cases, dials and movements signed

HK$70,000 - 140,000 

Sold for HK$207,900

Contact Specialist

Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2001

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XV

28 - 29 November 2022 (Online Registration ends 27 Nov, 2pm HKT)