Born to a Finnish family of designers, Stepan Sarpaneva shows signs of wanting to become a watch-maker at a very early age. He works with several Swiss brands before launching his own. His meeting with James Thomson, inventor of a revolutionary luminescent material is decisive. The collaboration of these two men gives rise to the famous Northern Lights. All the Sarpaneva watches are designed and manufactured by hand.
Birth of Stepan Sarpaneva.
Stepan Sarpaneva sets up on his own.
Creation of the Sarpaneva brand, right in the heart of Helsinki. Here the watch-maker works on his first creations.
Stepan Sarpaneva is inspired by Scandinavian tales - notably the legend of Näkki - for his creation of a diving watch: the Korona K0.