Which 52Mondayz watch to picked was a troublesome one this week. A week ago, along with the remainder of the Fratello Watches group, I got my Omega Speedmaster Speedy Tuesday. Anyway previously being in Biel I accepted the open door to visit Eterna in Grenchen, who had my Kon-Tiki Bronze Manufacture restricted version prepared as well.
As I expect that we’re covering something Speedy tomorrow, I chose to draw out my Eterna for this week’s 52Mondayz installment.
A festivity of Thor Heyerdahl’s KonTiki expedition
Eterna created this restricted release of the KonTiki jumpers watch to commemorate the 70th commemoration of Thor Heyerdahl’s incredible KonTiki undertaking. As you could peruse in Michael Stockton’s article last March, five of us requested the Eterna during this years Baselworld. Commonly in the watch world, it took some effort to have the principal watches prepared for conveyance. Fourteen days prior we got the message that the initial ones, of a restricted version run of just 300 pieces, were prepared for despatch.
Bronze being an extremely close to home material
For the absolute first an ideal opportunity for Eterna, they made a watch out of bronze.
In-House Eterna type 3902A
Further with the core of the watch, the all-new in-house Eterna type 3902A. Eterna, known for the development of a rotor with a metal roller, in 2006
A sapphire glass back may be somewhat bizarre for a jumpers watch. Be that as it may, for this situation, I’m happy the KonTiki
What else is good?
So far the specialized and accurate perceptions of the watch. On an individual note, I love the manner in which it wears very comfortable. From the start, I couldn’t accept the width is 44mm. Truly I took out a caliper to quantify it myself. The external width of the bezel is 43mm, and the packaging peeping marginally from under it quantifies 44mm (without the crown) surely. Short hauls, which pretty much naturally fit down on the wrist, will give a decent and comfortable fit I guess.
Then I love the (22 to 18mm) earthy colored calfskin lash. It’s produced using a delicate vintage looking, waxy sort of calfskin. Another bizarre decision for a jumpers observe likely. In any case, it looks so great with the bronze packaging and anthracite dial that again I’m not complaining.
But what I like irrefutably the most about the watch is its astonishing appearance now and again. The bronze is a particularly pleasant looking material and shows totally different under changing light conditions. Still new obviously, and I can’t hold on to see my watch maturing as no other watch will. Also, the presence of the dial is similarly uncommon. The unpleasant anthracite surface competes regularly with the cleaned bronze encompassed file markers.
The Eterna KonTiki Bronze Manufacture was sold for CHF 2.890,= (counting 8% Swiss VAT). Was – and that’s the lone negative point I will make reference to in this review – in light of the fact that every one of the 300 pieces were sold out previously during the Baselworld reasonable. More data on Eterna and its watches can be found here:
The occasionally astounding appearance clay bezel embed with no-decompression limit scale The bronze packaging will age diversely on various wrists The Eterna KonTiki Bronze Manufacture pleasantly accommodates my 18cm wrist Original customized clasp View at the type 3902A manufacture development Wearing comfortably on even not huge wrists