ETERNA – Royal KonTiki Two Time Zones
1947: a raft made out of balsa trunks bound by rope carried 6 men in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. They set off from Peru and took 101 days to reach the Polynesian islands. The raft was called “Kon-Tiki” (“sun god” in ancient dialect) to symbolise human adventure and exploration. So it’s only natural that Eterna named one of its models after the raft almost 50 years ago. The 2014 version has a 42mm steel case housing a self-winding movement which brings to life the hours, minutes and seconds in the centre, the calendar at 3 o’ clock on the black dial and the second time zone with a red-tipped hand and ring with Arabic numerals. On the case, the bezel features five engraved grooves and five black PVD-clad screws. The crown guard is also coated in black PVD which perfectly matches the shiny and polished steel indices, hands and case. Price: 4,700 CHF. Sharmila Bertin
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