Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Eterna KonTiki GMT

Pièce Unique for the “only watch 2005” charity auction. Eterna KonTiki sports watches have their origin in a friendship between two men. Thor Heyerdahl, the Norwegian researcher and traveller was a friend of former Eterna boss Dr. Rudolf Schild-Comtesse. On his celebrated KonTiki expedition, Thor Heyerdahl wore a watch from his friend’s factory. That is why, ever since 1958, Eterna has been building sports watches under the name KonTiki. The timepiece created for Only Watch 05 is the first and only KonTiki GMT made in red gold. Even the colour scheme of the dial does not occur in this combination elsewhere. Movement: Mechanical ETA Calibre 2893-2, self-winding, special Eterna Rotor, COSC certified Chronometer, 21 jewels, engine turned bridges, 28,800 alternations per hour, 4 Hz, reserve 46 hours, overall diameter of movement 26.20 mm. Dial/Hands: Black dial, Arabic figures and triangular indices. Indices, hours, minutes, seconds and the skeleton 24 hour hand are gold-edged and coated with Superluminova. 24 hour scale on Superluminova background, day hours in white, night hours in grey, even hours in Arabic figures, odd hours as bar indices. Hours, minutes and seconds display by centre hands, date display at 4.30, hour display of a second time zone on 24 hour scale by fourth centre hand. World time display by internal rotating ring divided into time zones, rotatable from outside by means of the bezel. Case/Back/Strap: Case and bezel in 18 carat red gold, diving time divisions engraved on bezel, rotating bezel with Eterna patented seal, back with KonTiki medallion in 18 carat white gold, Only Watch 05 engraving in frame, waterproof to 200 m; diameter: 42.4 mm; thickness: 13.5 mm. Crocodile strap with red gold clasp. Accompanied by a special edition of the KonTiki watch box with compass and extra strap in rubber, certificate of uniqueness and guarantee.