Setting sail to another bronze watch, Eterna have released the Eterna KonTiki 44 Limited Edition. This magnificent model celebrates the 70th anniversary of Thor Heyerdahl’s legendary KonTiki expedition, the voyage across the Pacific Ocean which is name to the one of Eterna’s greatest collections.
Bronze has certainly been the trend of 2018 in the watch industry, with the many of our favourite luxury watch manufacturers designing new models from this unique material. From the Meistersinger Bronze Perigraph, the Bell & Ross BR 03 92 Diver to the Oris Carl Brashear, bronze watches have been a huge hit with collectors this year and we reckon the same will go for this gorgeous Eterna KonTiki 44 Limited Edition.
The beauty of bronze comes from its distinctive characteristic to age and change colour over time. When exposed to moisture in the air and pH levels in perspiration, the bronze will develop a natural patina meaning there will be 300 limited edition pieces of this KonTiki 44 watch with their own unique case bespoke to the wearer. Bronze also has a long and renowned nautical history, so Eterna have made the perfect choice choosing their Eterna KonTiki watch collection to be the first to showcase the material.
Designed as a stylish timepiece that can embark on any adventure, the Eterna KonTiki 44 Limited Edition watch is made to be worn on both land and in water with a water resistance of 200 metres and a special water-resistant strap crafted from a gorgeous dark brown leather with green stitch detailing. The vintage aesthetic of the strap pairs beautifully with the bronze case while a green ceramic unidirectional rotating bezel frames a matching dark green dial.
The granite-patterned dial of the Eterna KonTiki 44 Limited Edition watch is stunning and further compliments the rest of its vintage aesthetic. Large triangular luminescent markers decorate the face alongside sleek bronze coloured hour, minute and second hands. Powering each of the functions is the EMC 3902A, an exceptional automatic movement first designed by Eterna in 2006. This impressive calibre includes Eterna’s patented technology known as the Spherodrive, an invention which uses the rotation of the movement’s barrel using ceramic balls on three concentric rings.
Retailing at only £2,720, this Eterna KonTiki 44 Limited Edition watch is really a lot for the buck. Its combination of an exceptional Swiss automatic movement, the vintage quality of the bronze case and a luxurious brown leather strap makes it a must-have for any watch lover. However, with only 300 pieces of the timepiece available to the public, it’s worth getting your order placed as quickly as possible. For more information on the Eterna KonTiki 44 Limited Edition watch and where to order your own, click here.
Specifications: Eterna KonTiki 44 Limited Edition Watch (12188.8.131.520)
- Case Size: 44mm x 14.5mm
- Case Material: Bronze
- Glass: Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment
- Bezel: Green ceramic, unidirectional
- Case Back: Exhibition, sapphire crystal glass
- Water Resistance: 200 metres
- Dial: Green textured with luminous markers and hands
- Movement: EMC 3902A automatic
- Functions: Hour, minute and seconds
- Power Reserve: 65 hours
- Jewels: 30
- Frequency: 28,800vph
- Strap: Dark brown leather with green stitching
- RRP: £2,720
- Limited Edition: 300 pieces