Precisely cut

A custom typeface for the Finnish watchmaker Sarpaneva

Sarpaneva is an independent watchmaker from Finland. Sarpaneva Watches manufactures mechanical timepieces of outstanding quality, created in the spirit of the traditional watchmaker’s art.

The starting point for a custom typeface was the requirement that it be suitable for engraving the capital letters at a height of 2 mm on the high-quality watches. Open, squarish forms and wide proportions guarantee technical feasibility and at the same time create a concise appearance. Sarpaneva uses the typeface not only on the watches, but also for all its corporate communications.

The typeface was created in close collaboration with Finnish designer Teppo Haste.