Eterna KonTiki Date

The best outdoor adventure companion for more than 50 years

The striking dial face combines practical features with a modest lesson in geography and lets this timepiece meet all the expectations one might have of a watch with this name. To begin with, legibility in the dark is enhanced by the luminous triangular area under the four numbered hours, while strips of luminous compound highlight the eight other hour markers.

The centre of the dial bears an engraved outline of Raroia, the Polynesian atoll on which the KonTiki ended its fabled voyage in 1947. The case is built for exceptional robustness, with water resistance extending to 200 metres thanks to the screw-down caseback and screw-in crown.

KonTiki… since 1958

KonTiki. Its name carries a lesson in courage and determination – that of Thor Heyerdahl and his crew. In 1947, they sailed across the Pacific from the Peruvian coast to a Polynesian atoll aboard a primitive balsa wood raft. 101 days and nights at sea to prove a scientific point. For essential operations, each one of them depended on the Eterna watch that never left their wrists. Their survival could have depended on it.

Their success wrote history. In 1958, the least Eterna could do was to give the Inca Sun God name of that raft to its most ruggedly reliable watch line. For a good half-century now, the Eterna KonTiki has demonstrated exemplary toughness, water resistance and precision on the wrist of countless other adventurers. Eterna KonTiki. From strength to strength.

Reference: 1220.41.43.0268
Case: Polished and brushed stainless steel
Dial: Black with embossed Raroia atoll structure
Hour markers: White luminous on rhodium-plated index
Strap: Polished and brushed stainless steel
Clasp: Folding clasp
Movement: Sellita Calibre SW 200
Movement Type: Self-winding
Displays: h, min, s and date
Power Reserve: 38 h
Frequency: 28,800 v.p.h.
Jewels: 26
Ball Bearing: 1
Case Diameter: 42 mm
Case Height: 12.35 mm
Water Resistance: 200 m
Crystal: Scratch-resistant, anti-reflective sapphire crystal
Case Back: Screw-fitted with KonTiki medaillon
Crown: Screw-down

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