Which 52Mondayz watch to picked was a troublesome one this week. A week ago, along with the remainder of the Fratello Watches group, I got my Omega Speedmaster Speedy Tuesday. Anyway previously being in Biel I accepted the open door to visit Eterna in Grenchen, who had my Kon-Tiki Bronze Manufacture restricted release prepared as well.
As I expect that we’re covering something Speedy tomorrow, I chose to draw out my Eterna for this week’s 52Mondayz installment.
A festivity of Thor Heyerdahl’s KonTiki expedition
Eterna delivered this restricted release of the KonTiki jumpers watch to commemorate the 70th commemoration of Thor Heyerdahl’s unbelievable KonTiki campaign. As you could peruse in Michael Stockton’s article last March, five of us requested the Eterna during this years Baselworld. Commonly in the watch world, it took some effort to have the main watches prepared for conveyance. Fourteen days prior we got the message that the initial ones, of a restricted release run of just 300 pieces, were prepared for despatch.
Bronze being an individual material
For the absolute first an ideal opportunity for Eterna, they made a watch out of bronze.
In-House Eterna type 3902A
Further with the core of the watch, the all-new in-house Eterna type 3902A. Eterna, known for the creation of a rotor with a metal roller, in 2006
A sapphire glass back may be somewhat irregular for a jumpers watch. Nonetheless, for this situation, I’m happy the KonTiki
What else is good?
So far the specialized and definite perceptions of the watch. On an individual note, I love the manner in which it wears very comfortable. From the start, I couldn’t accept the width is 44mm. Truly I took out a caliper to quantify it myself. The external distance across of the bezel is 43mm, and the packaging peeping marginally from under it quantifies 44mm (without the crown) surely. Short carries, which pretty much naturally fit down on the wrist, will give a decent and comfortable fit I guess.
Then I love the (22 to 18mm) earthy colored calfskin tie. It’s produced using an extremely delicate vintage looking, waxy sort of calfskin. Another bizarre decision for a jumpers observe presumably. Notwithstanding, it looks so great with the bronze packaging and anthracite dial that again I’m not complaining.
But what I like without a doubt the most about the watch is its amazing appearance now and again. The bronze is a particularly pleasant looking material and shows altogether different under changing light conditions. Still new obviously, and I can’t hold back to see my watch maturing as no other watch will. Also, the presence of the dial is similarly extraordinary. The unpleasant anthracite surface competes frequently with the cleaned bronze encompassed list markers.
The Eterna KonTiki Bronze Manufacture was sold for CHF 2.890,= (counting 8% Swiss VAT). Was – and that’s the lone negative point I will make reference to in this review – on the grounds that each of the 300 pieces were sold out previously during the Baselworld reasonable. More data on Eterna and its watches can be found here:
Wearing comfortably on even not enormous wrists The Eterna KonTiki Bronze Manufacture pleasantly accommodates my 18cm wrist artistic bezel embed with no-decompression limit scale Original customized clasp The bronze packaging will age contrastingly on various wrists The occasionally amazing appearance View at the type 3902A manufacture development