As a development to our new article on the restricted release Eterna KonTiki Bronze Manufacturer , we’re back with a glance at the steel sequential creation models, the new Eterna KonTiki Diver. While it introduces some expense saving particulars versus the bronze model, there’s a great deal of significant worth for the cash in this watch.
Once once more, 2017 imprints the 70th commemoration of Thor Heyerdahl’s amazing journey from Peru to Polynesia and the current year’s arrival of the Eterna KonTiki Diver is intended to summon a portion of the prompts utilized on the jumper models that Eterna delivered after the journey in the 50’s and 60’s. Those normal Eterna three-sided lists and an exemplary jumper’s case with unidirectional bezel are surely recognizable to gatherers of the brand.
In a change from the Bronze model, the spotless Eterna KonTiki Diver pieces are offered in four distinctive dial tones – dark, white, and blue – and either a tie or arm band contingent upon the dial picked. The dark can be requested on arm band or elastic lash with deployant, while the white just comes on wristband and the blue just on tie. A touch odd maybe, however I surmise the showcasing people feel that blue merits a sportier look. A 44mm case is utilized with 22mm hauls alongside an extraordinary looking matte-ceramic bezel with US Navy “no decompression” scale. The case back is strong, fortunately, and we get a cool engraving of the first KonTiki “raft”.
Water obstruction for the Eterna KonTiki Diver is 200M and in a takeoff from the restricted model, Eterna decided to utilize the workhorse Selitta SW200 programmed. It’s a gesture to holding the cost down, however it’s absolutely fascinating that Eterna’s own developments are considered as excessively costly. Another distinction in the steel version is that it contains a date window at 4:15. To the extent date windows go, it’s quite unnoticeable albeit white with dark numbers is utilized regardless of the dial tone. While I needn’t bother with a date, obviously the overall watch purchasing public needs one. Crown-wise, we get a monstrous screw down highlighting the 5 metal roller logo that represents Eterna’s commitment to programmed development history and assisting with making the rotor erosion free.
Dial-wise, the Eterna KonTiki Diver has a cool “snap paint” sort of finish that looks extraordinary relying upon the point of view. It’s made considerably more colorful with the enormous applied bolt formed lists that are loaded up with lume. Hands are blades and what you’re left with is a strong and exceptionally decipherable dial. To the extent huge, straightforward jumpers, I think this positions as one of the better faces – it’s that basic and clear. The white dial, which is combined with a dark artistic bezel that appears as though steel (think Omega Gray side of the Moon and you’re not far-removed the imprint), is particularly extraordinary in light of the fact that the whole dial shines a greenish tone while the “dark/dim” Superluminova gleams in an unexpected way. It’s very a component that isolates itself from the other models.
I was additionally exceptionally intrigued with the appendages to the Eterna KonTiki Diver regardless of what is picked. The arm band was smooth, had the correct weight – not very weighty as many decide to emanate a misguided feeling of value, however not very light – and the huge clasp with wetsuit augmentation was ideal to work. The completing was noteworthy regardless of the utilization of cleaned focus joins. The elastic lash is delicate and utilizes the equivalent deployant as seen on the bracelet.
I haven’t found time for the most amazing aspect of the Eterna KonTiki Diver and that is the cost. At 1850 Euros on elastic and 1950 on wristband, this watch is a take. It accommodates my tiny wrist, has some genuine presence and I was truly intrigued by the completion quality. Also, it’s an image with history and it strikes me as a really extraordinary ordinary wearer that, particularly on arm band, could fill in as a only watch that fits both work and play. I cherished the completion on the blue dial and the white dial’s bezel looked befitting of a considerably more costly watch. The dark form is exemplary and will absolutely get the volume; it bodes well that this is offered in both elastic and steel.
The agreeable plunge watch class is unquestionably a jam-packed one with decent pieces out there from Longines to Sinn to numerous others. The Eterna KonTiki Diver joins the positions as a truly decent alternative and its one that combines the brand’s legacy contacts with current tech (the earthenware bezel) into a truly pleasant bundle. The four of us who went to the gathering with Eterna were all similarly dazzled. We regularly consider Eterna fairly an erratic, non-standard decision, yet with this item, I’d figure that the brand has a genuine shot of becoming an enormous volume player. Anticipate conveyance in the September, 2017 timeframe.
Eterna’s site isn’t yet showing the Eterna KonTiki Diver, however head for more data on the brand.