First introduced in 1962, Eterna Super KonTiki, the first diver's watch with a rotating bezel, is being revived with several new models, including the Black edition, limited to 888 watches.
When Eterna developed its first KonTiki models back in 1958 to commemorate Thor Heyerdahl’s famous expedition across the Pacific, the watch line rapidly established itself as a benchmark for extreme sportiness, absolute reliability and precision. 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 Eterna pays tribute with the launch of new Super KonTiki models inspired by the 1960s’ and 1970s’ originals. The new watches feature the solid case with its contoured sides, as well as the characteristic rotating bezel with its chunky, knurled edges. The triangular indices, shaped like a compass needle, also characterize the first KonTiki watches. The reliable automatic movement is designed for modern adventurers and explorers.
Eterna also presents the Super KonTiki Black Limited Edition. For this version, limited to just 888 watches, the case comes enveloped in jet-black.
The orange-coloured, SuperLuminova-coated hands and luminescent dots adjacent to the hour indices stand out against the jet-black dial for excellent legibility whatever the lighting conditions.
The Super KonTiki Black Limited Edition comes with a black milanese bracelet, and a black nato strap with a central orange stripe that exactly matches the colour of the hands, and a black leather strap. The watch will retail for CHF 2550.
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