Jason Heaton tested the Eterna SuperKonTiki Chronograph and the Eterna Lady Kontiki Diver in Bonaire, a mecca for scuba divers.
Eterna tests all of its diving watches for water resistance, durability, functionality and more, but nothing quite beats strapping a watch onto a wet- suit and diving to the bottom of the ocean to really understand how well it performs. It is for this reason that Eterna enlisted the help of experienced diver and watch expert, Jason Heaton, for a real life test of its Eterna SuperKonTiki Chronograph and its Eterna Lady KonTiki Diver. Heaton chose Bonaire, small arid island off the coast of Venezuela for this extensive test that would take him on over 18 dives over a period of six days.
Heaton wore the Eterna SuperKonTiki Chronograph, while his diving partner, Marìa Clara Aboleda, a Colombian dive instructor, tested the Eterna Lady Kontiki Diver. The duo started their assessment in relatively shallow waters under Bonaire’s giant loading pier. Their next dive was to be very different as they visited the “Hilma Hooker”, a shipwreck situated between two coral reefs at a depth of 30 metres which sank in 1984 under rather mysterious circumstances. They were to dive here on four separate occasions, exploring the 80-metre long Dutch freighter that is lying on its starboard side.
Jason Heaton stated: "both watches performed very well in all conditions, proving legible and accurate, with secure straps and highly functional timing bezels.”
Jason Heaton and Marìa Clara Aboleda also tested the watches at night as Heaton explains: “On a night dive in Bonaire, I held an underwater torch to the dial of the Super KonTiki for 30 seconds before descending and it glowed brightly for the entirety of a 45-minute dive in black water”.