Dive Watch Releases / Articles

2010-08-27

ETERNA Super KonTiki Heritage 1973 (new)

By TLex As it name suggests, the Super KonTiki Heritage 1973; is a reissue of the 1973 Super KonTiki divers watch from Eterna, which is a much sort after vintage diver.

The KonTiki line of watches were inspired by Thor Heyerdahl's 1947 voyage on a balsa wood raft named 'KonTiki', which made its way across the Pacific to the Polynesian islands.

Unseen here is a caseback engraving of the KonTiki raft that the watch sports. Remaining true to the original watch, it has the same tonneau shaped stainless steel case with a 200m water-resistance, albeit with a larger 44mm dimension.





The handset differs slightly from the original only in that it has been altered to allow for a more generous application of Swiss Superluminova, making for better readability underwater.

The Super KonTiki 1973 is equipped with a Swiss automatic movement, the ETA caliber 2824-2 with 38-hours power reserve.

The watch is presented on a stunning mesh bracelet with a brushed clasp. A Limited Edition of 1973 pieces, the Super KonTiki Heritage 1973 comes with a price tag
3'300 USD.






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