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S.U.F performs a flawless about-turn with ‘180’, marching into utilitarian field-watch territory
Sometimes, we all need to stop. To turn 180 degrees and realise how far we’ve come, but also remind ourselves where we’re going. Even S.U.F – a watchmaker driven by the Finnish people’s stoic, honest-to-goodness determination – needs perspective. The new ‘180’ is precisely that: a stripped-back field watch, whose minimal utility draws on S.U.F’s past while signposting the future. All the while providing new recruits with an unfettered way into the world of ‘proper watches’. Long-devoted fans of S.U.F will sense echoes of its early model, the Komentaja. But true to form, 180 goes back while moving things on; reimagining classic features with a contemporary cool. The ‘railway’ minutes track for a start, circling numerals whose Scandi-noir typeform is unique to S.U.F.’s founder Stepan Sarpaneva - the master watchmaker with iconic Finnish design in his blood.
The traditional ‘lollipop’ seconds hand too, sweeping across a gleaming dial in far-from-traditional colourways. For 180’s launch, these include cranberry-red “Karpalo”, liquorice-black “Salmiakki”, cobalt-blue “Taivas” and “Kuura”, in a crisp frosty white that Helsinki residents know all too well. Wherein lies the rub, since the 180 could arguably be the most ‘Finnish’ S.U.F yet. Its high-grade stainless-steel case is machined from domestically forged metal, impregnated with chrome mined near the coast. The straps’ leather even comes from Nordic Elk. And of course, it’s all painstakingly hand-assembled in the heart of the Finnish capital, at the SarpanevaUhrenFabrik workshop. Whose postal code also happens to be ‘180’.
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- Soprod A10 Calibre, 11.5 lines, 28800 mph (4 Hz)
- Mechanical Automatic winding
- Hours, Minutes, Seconds
- 25 jewels
- 42 Hours power reserve
- Rhodium plated, Perlage Finishing
- Stainless Steel (SUPRA 316L/4435), 38.7 mm in diameter, 8.9 mm in thickness
- Water-resistant to 10 ATM
- Lug to lug width: 46.4 mm
- Painted with Superluminova indexes, Matt Finished (Rhodium), Sun Ray Finished
- Steel hands with Superluminova
- Leather in various colours
- Stainless steel pin buckle
- Grassbay strap
- Width: 20 mm
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