AN EXPEDITION FROM PERU TO POLYNESIA ETERNA- MATIC KONTIKI
In April 1947, a raft made of balsa wood sailed out of Callao, Peru. The destination was Polynesia, and the captain of this boat was then 33-year-old Thor Heyerdahl.
The expedition was largely to test a hypothesis he had. Could the islands of the South Pacific be populated by South Americans? This was supported by THE LEGEND OF KON-TIKI VIRACOCHAwho allegedly sailed west on a balsa wood raft from Peru, reaching Polynesia.
Each timepiece of the Kontiki collection has an engraved medallion of the famous raft on the caseback, this series being more ‘rugged’ than what Eterna usually had to offer.
Thor Heyerdahl’s legacy will continue to be remembered through Eterna’s KonTiki series. As Heyerdahl said, “I have never seen borders. But I have heard they exist in the minds of some people.”
A lovely Eterna KonTiki gents watch in stainless steel dating to the early 1960’s. This watch features a 37mm case excluding the original signed crown. This watch displays modest wear throughout, although the white silver dial has been immaculately preserved. The original, factory finished dial features a radial brush pattern with applied silver indices and tritium luminous compound. Silver hour, minute and seconds hands are original to the watch. Date window at 3 o’clock. Gold case back medallion features the KonTiki raft at sail.
- Reference 130T
- Date around 1960s
- Fantastic white dial
- casa pieper leather strap new
- 2 years Rolex Guarantee, mechanical warranty .
-Fully serviced by our Watchmakers
Every watch authenticated and inspected by qualified watchmakers.
Minimum 24 months of warranty and easy returns with every purchase.
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