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Eterna KonTiki Bronze Manufacture

Eterna marks the 70th anniversary of Thor Heyerdahl’s legendary KonTiki expedition with a new limited edition timepiece manufactured, for the very first time, in bronze.

In 1947, determined to prove his theory that people from South America could have settled in the Polynesian islands, Thor Heyerdahl set out in a original balsa wood raft named Kon-Tiki in salute to the Inca sun-god. After setting out from Callao on April 28, 1947, Heyerdahl and his team of five companions successfully voyaged across 6,000 kilometers of open ocean over 101 days. Strapped to his wrist, each Kon-Tiki crew member carried an Eterna timepiece.

The new Eterna KonTiki Bronze Manufacture limited to just 300 pieces continues the story of the KonTiki adventure with a bold and highly recognizable design.

Triangular luminescent hour markers are contrasted against a jet-black, granite-patterned dial that provides excellent legibility, while a unidirectional rotating bezel frames the dial with a decompression gauge. This decompresion function provides divers with a useful backup to their diving computers as it indicates how long they can stay under water without needing to decompress.

With a water-resistance of 200 metres, the Eterna KonTiki Bronze Manufacture is ready for adventures both on the surface of the water and at the depths of the ocean. The diving style has not been neglected either, as the timepiece is fitted with a water-resistant leather strap that is durable and comfortable and whose dark brown colour brings out the warmth of the bronze case.

The use of bronze has a long and renowned nautical history. For centuries, ships have relied on this metal alloy for its exceptional strength and resistance to rust and erosion. Even when it is in constant contact with salt water, bronze shows hardly any signs of corrosion, making it an excellent choice for the case of the new adventurous Eterna KonTiki Bronze Manufacture Limited Edition.

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