S.U.F stands for SarpanevaUhrenFabrik, a watch brand established by master watch maker Stepan Sarpaneva. Based in Helsinki in Finland, this independent watch brand creates mechanical timepieces inspired from the myths and legends of the country.
In 2017, S.U.F launched Vetehinen, the first diving watch from the brand. Inspired by a legendary 500-tonne WWII submarine of same name, this automatic diving timepiece is rated for a water resistance up to 300 meters.
Measuring 42mm diameter and 13mm thickness, the solid case of this Finnish dive watch is crafted with high-grade Supra 316L/4435 stainless steel from Finland based world-renowned steel company Outokumpu – forged in Helsinki, impregnated with anti-corrosive nickel mined from the Finnish ground. Even the chrome is mined in Finland, outside the remote coastal town of Kemi. This timepiece also features “devil-tail” hands and easy-to-grip crenellated rotating bezel.
The Vetehinen diving watch is equipped with Eterna Calibre 39. Powering 3-hands basic time display with centre minute, hour hands and a small seconds counter at 9ó clock, this self-winding mechanical movement has a power reserve up to 65 hours. The watch is available is four colourways blue, copper, grey and silver. Each version is limited to 26 pieces. The NATO strap that comes with Vetehinen is made from the Finnish burbot and reindeer leather. Price starts at 4’070 CHF.