Eterna has announced that it will launch the Super KonTiki, a new selection of timepieces that are inspired by the original model that was released back in 1962.
The 45 mm watch will be powered by a Sellita calibre SW200-1 movement, which drives the functions of the timepiece that include hour, minute, seconds and a date display window.
Paying homage to the models of the 1960s and 1970s, the new Super KonTiki has inherited the solid case with contoured sides, as well as the characteristic rotating bezel with its chunky edges. Similarly, the triangular indices, shaped like a compass needle, are featured once again.
It is available in a number of versions, including the Super KonTiki Black Limited Edition, of which will be available in a limited quantity of only 888 timepieces. Almost entirely depicted in black, only subtle colour tones are provided through the orange-coloured hands and indices, which are complete with Super-LumiNova coating. This model, is presented with a black Milanese bracelet, a black leather strap and a black nato strap with a central orange stripe that complements the colour of the hands.
Those looking for an experience that closer matches that of the original should look for one of the tree unlimited versions, produced in stainless steel. On these models, the infamous compass needle-shaped indices on the black dial and the luminescent hands are finished in either white or a yellow. Each is topped off and supplied with a milanese bracelet, a black-and-orange nato strap and a leather strap with a vintage and used touch.
A reminder of the courage and resolution of archaeologist and ethnologist Thor Heyerdahl, the Super KonTiki line takes its name from the 1947 expedition in which the 32-year-old Norwegian and five other scientists set out from the Peruvian coast into the Pacific Ocean on a simple raft made of balsa wood and named after the Incan sun god, Kon-Tiki.
- Sellita calibre SW200-1 movement
- 45 mm case produced in stainless steel
- Hour, minute and second functions
- Date display window at 6 o’clock
- Supplied with milanese bracelet, a black-and-orange nato strap and a leather strap
- Super KonTiki Black Limited Edition also available, limited to 888 timepieces