Brand/Model: Eterna KonTiki GMT/World Timer
Movement: Swiss automatic
Material: stainless steel case and bracelet
Complications: date display, independently adjustable GMT hand
Price: MSRP: $4,395; street price around $1,700 USD
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Eterna is probably best known for its iconic KonTiki line of watches, named as such to celebrate Norwegian explorer Thor Heyerdahl’s famous 1947 Pacific expedition on balsa wood rafts. Eterna has been making the KonTiki line for years, the best known model being the KonTiki 1958. The subject of this review is Eterna’s KonTiki GMT/World Timer, which combines many desirable elements into one watch that bears the KonTiki name and I believe, a bit of the heritage as well.
Cons: lume could be stronger, hour and minute hands a bit short in relation to the dial, no minute markers on the dial, QC glitch with loose movement holder screw and clamp
Verdict: an outstanding value in a Swiss-Made GMT/World Timer with great features, great quality and a storied name by a storied Swiss house. Snatch one up before they are forever sold out!
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