The original KonTiki watch was inspired by a voyage across the Pacific to the Polynesian islands led by explorer Thor Heyerdahl in 1947. The explorer and his team built a raft from balsa wood and named it KonTiki. The new model as well as the original piece features an engraving of the raft on the case back.
The steel case of the new Eterna watch is a little larger than the initial model and measures 44mm in diameter. The watch has maintained the tonneau shape of the case of its predecessor. The case incorporates a rotating diver's bezel.
Your attention will also be caught by the signature hour and minute hands. They have been differently shaped to make them more readable underwater. As for the seconds hand, it looks like a large needle. The dial is completed with applied hour markers that are Superluminova-coated (along with the hands).
The watch provides supreme accuracy being equipped by a reliable Swiss automatic movement - ETA caliber 2824-2- that gives an advantage of a 38-hour power reserve. It boasts 200-meter water-resistance.
The Eterna Heritage Super KonTiki Limited Edition 1973 watch is presented on a mesh bracelet provided with a diving extension. The men's wristwatch will be limited to 1973 pieces worldwide and available for the approximate price of 3,300 US dollars.
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