The name KonTiki ought to sound familiar to vintage authorities and plunge watches fans. Since 1958, Eterna had a KonTiki watch in its assortments, a watch made to celebrate a trying endeavor across the Pacific. Since 1962, there’s likewise the Super KonTiki, an expert version with turning bezel made to make a plunge profound pungent waters. For Baselworld 2015, Eterna comes back with a vintage-propelled reissue of the Super KonTiki, that incorporates an ordinary assortment in addition to an extremely cool restricted edition.
The Eterna Super KonTiki was somewhat of a superior watch back in 1962. It was the brand’s first jump watch with a turning bezel and with a 200m water obstruction. It was coming with all the traditional credits of a plunge watch: a turning bezel with a huge and readable 60-minute scale, a dark dial with massive luminous lists and a robust hardened steel case. Now, for Baselworld 2015, Eterna honors this famous jump watch with the dispatch of new Super KonTiki models
The assortment contains first a non-restricted old style release. It includes a huge measured 45mm pilot style case, with coordinated carries and gigantic case-groups – something that ought to help you to remember a 1970s Heuer Autavia or an Omega Seamaster enormous blue . The 2015 Eterna Super KonTiki comes with an entirely clear dark dial, with enormous differentiating three-sided and round records and straightforward yet effective hands – both covered with radiant material. The bezel is obviously pivoting unidirectionally and highlights a 60-minute scale.
Three releases are accessible: a full dark & white one with a thick lattice wristband, a dark/white/orange one with a dark and orange NATO tie and a more hued one, with all the files and the 60-minute scale painted in Orange, along with a vintage cowhide tie. The Eterna Super KonTiki shows the hours, the minutes, the seconds and the date on account of a basic however dependable out-sourced development, oneself winding Sellita SW200.
To praise the come-back of the Super KonTiki, Eterna decided to add a dispatch restricted version (that could undoubtedly become very collectible) in an ebony tone with Orange inflections. It utilizes a similar plan, a similar dial, similar development and similar hands yet here, everything from the 45mm case to the numbers on the scale or the records are painted in tangle dark. The solitary dashes of shading are the orange hands, the bezel three-sided pointer, the date numerals and 12 little tips close to the lists. This restricted release of the Eterna Super KonTiki will delivered in a run of 888 pieces, with a unique box that contains 3 various ties: a dark covered cross section arm band, a dark and Orange NATO and a dark calfskin strap.
While the non-restricted releases are as of now some cool and roused plunge watches, with the correct dose of vintage pieces of information and an advanced wind, the dark and orange restricted version of the Eterna Super KonTiki does truly bring a new, cool look that will absolutely make a collectible thing. It will be evaluated at 2.600 Euros.
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