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A large strip of SuperLumiNova luminant sits under the area where you read the time and is actually the moon phase indicator. Sarpaneva modified the base Sorpod A10 movement’s date wheel to function as a 29.5 day moon phase indicator. To be honest I am not 100% sure how it functions in this watch. Though it does function like a moving disc in the same way as the time telling disc.

Sarpaneva does like using base A10 automatic movements, and has done a lot with them in the past. It is a rather good alternative to ETA, and is also Swiss. Unfortunately, unlike some Sarpaneva watch, this one does not have a fancy case back with a neat skeletonized rotor. Though it is possible that the Woodoo watch was not complete and the case back was merely part of the prototype.

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The 46mm wide case sits smaller due to the thickness of the bezel. I’ve always loved the distinctive shape and design of Sarpaneva’s cases. I’d really like to own something from his collection someday. For the Woodoo, the case has been coated with black DLC. The case is further water resistant to 300 meters (if you feel like diving with a timepiece such as this).

The large Sarpaneva-inspired (literally) moon phase is produced from a solid sterling silver plate that has been oxidized to produce that almost sandblasted finish. The skull mask has been engraved into it and it has been set with 1.37 carats (151 stones) of diamonds. This is a wonderfully weird and rare blingy piece from the brand. There will only be one made. A good reminder in case piece “uniiki” didn’t translate well.

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