Sunday, March 15, 2015

Don't Be Afraid of the Dark

The latest iteration of the Super KonTiki from Eterna.

If you read this blog even semi- regularly, you will know that I worship at the Church of the KonTiki.

So, I think interesting things are hopefully on the horizon. I will be reporting live in the very near future.

Courtesy of Eterna
But for now, until I have more clarifications from the source, this is the scoop from Eterna -

Super KonTiki
Revival of an icon - Eterna launches new Super KonTiki models inspired by original

Since 1962, the name Super KonTiki has been synonymous among divers for outstanding reliability and precision. Today, the first diver's watch with a rotating bezel from the House of Eterna is a timekeeping icon both on land and below the surface. This year, the original celebrates its much-awaited revival with several new models, including the Black edition, limited to 888 watches.

Courtesy of Eterna

When Eterna developed its first KonTiki models back in 1958 to commemorate a daring expedition across the Pacific, a unique success story for the art of Swiss watchmaking began. The watch line rapidly established itself as a benchmark for extreme sportiness, absolute reliability and precision, ruggedness and resilience. It has remained so to this day, almost five decades on.

Even the earliest KonTiki steel cases were water-resistant to 200 metres. In 1962, Eterna also developed
the Super KonTiki for professional divers, the first diver's watch with a rotating bezel. Its large, highly legible
Roman numerals supplied divers with the information they needed to time decompression stops correctly
during ascents. Now, in 2015, Eterna pays tribute to this unmistakable icon of timekeeping both above and below the surface with the launch of new Super KonTiki models inspired by the 1960s
and 1970soriginals. The new watches have unmistakably inherited the solid case with its contoured sides, as well as the characteristic rotating bezel with its chunky, knurled edges, from their predecessors. The triangular indices, shaped like a compass needle, are likewise a stylistic element that characterized the first KonTiki watches. The robust, strikingly sporty exterior combined with the reliable automatic movement predestines the Super KonTiki to be the ideal companion for modern adventurers and explorers who attach value to having their own individual sense of style. 

One watch, three straps
For all those in search of something special, Eterna presents the Super KonTiki Black Limited Edition. For this version, limited to just 888 watches, the case comes shrouded in mysterious, jet-black. The orange-coloured, SuperLuminova-coated hands and luminescent dots adjacent to the hour indices stand out even more prominently against the likewise jet-black dial and guarantee perfect legibility whatever the lighting conditions. The Super KonTiki Black Limited Edition comes with a black milanese bracelet, a black nato strap with a central orange stripe that exactly matches the colour of the hands, and a black leather strap.

Super KonTiki / Technical specifications - 1273.43.41.1365 

Movement - Sellita calibre SW200-1
Case - Stainless-steel with PVD, 45mm
Dial - Black
Strap - Black nato, leather strap and black milanese
Functions - Hours, minutes, seconds, date 

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