Photo Caption Competition No. 20: You Looking At Me, Sarpaneva?
by Ian Skellern
Finnish independent watchmaker Stepan Sarpaneva has horologically personified the moon by using a distinctive “moonface” to indicate the “moon phase.” Sarpaneva’s moonface is a stylized version of his own face (though between you and me, it’s pretty much a photo-perfect likeness of him after a late night).
Sarpaneva’s Korona Moonshine collection is maximum moonface and minimum moon phase. In fact, no moon phase display at all . . . or a second hand, or even a minute hand for that matter. With Moonshine you estimate the time to the nearest 10 minutes as the hours scroll past the bottom of the dial.
Because Moonshine is all about the dial. And wow! The colorfully bejeweled Moonshine below highlights the dial like few, if any, watches I’ve ever seen.
The obvious question I’m asking here, because Sarpaneva aficionados worldwide deserve to know, is: what is this face thinking or what does he/she/it want to say?
And congratulations to Zack P. for his “. . . please consult your doctor before. . .” winning entry in last week’s competition featuring a wild astronomical clock by Miki Eleta that looks like a miniature fairground full of wild rides.
You can see Zack’s caption plus all of the other excellent caption suggestions at Photo Caption Competition No. 19: A Horological Fairground.