Forever linked to the Eterna brand name, the name Kon-Tiki, that of an Inca sun-god, recalls the seafaring adventure of Thor Heyerdahl and his crew. In 1947, he and his companions sailed for 101 days and nights aboard a primitive balsawood raft from the cost of Peru to the Raroia atoll in Polynesia in a bid to demonstrate the possibility of the settlement of Polynesia from South America rather than from Asia. All aboard wore an Eterna wristwatch that performed flawlessly throughout their extraordinary adventure.
Designed as a stylish reminder of the 1947 adventure of the Kon-Tiki raft and its crew, today’s KonTiki Date model comes fitted with the Sellita SW 200 self-winding movement. It delivers 28,800 v.p.h. (4 Hz) and provides 38 hours of reserve power.
The screw-locked back of its 42 mm case, water-resistant to 200 metres (656 feet, 20 bar) features a medallion of the Kon-Tiki raft.
Black, white or ocean blue, the dial centre carries the outline of the Raroia atoll, where the Kon-Tiki’s voyage came to an end.
To its exceptional watertightness and legibility it now adds a black rubber strap matching the black-dial model or a blue rubber strap, fitted on the white-dial and blue-dial versions.
Sellita calibre SW 200; self-winding movement; power reserve 38 hrs; 28,800 v.p.h.; 26 jewels; 12½ lines; hours, minutes and seconds; date indication
Dial versions: black, blue or white with embossed Raroia atoll outline at centre
Hour markers: rhodium-plated or blued baton-style hour markers with triangular hour markers featuring Arabic numerals at 3, 6, 9 and 12 o’clock coated with white luminous compound
Rhodium-plated or blued centre hour and minute hands coated with white luminous compound
Rhodium-plated or blued centre seconds hand with dot coated with white luminous compound and red tip
Polished and satin-finished stainless steel case
Diameter: 42.00 mm; thickness: 12.35 mm.
Cambered, scratch-resistant, anti-reflective sapphire crystal
Screw-locked back with KonTiki medallion
Screw-locked setting crown
Water resistant to 200 m/ 656 feet/ 20 bar
Black or blue caoutchouc strap with polished and satin-finished stainless steel folding clasp.
122.214.171.1245: Polished and satin-finished stainless steel case, Black dial with Raroia atoll outline at centre and rhodium-plated hour markers, partly coated with white luminous compound , Black caoutchouc strap
1126.96.36.1996: Polished and satin-finished stainless steel case, Blue dial with Raroia atoll outline and rhodium-plated hour markers, partly coated with white luminous compound, Blue caoutchouc strap
1188.8.131.526: Polished and satin-finished stainless steel case, White dial with Raroia atoll outline and blued hour markers, partly coated with white luminous compound, Blue caoutchouc strap