Vintage Eterna matic KonTiki Automatic Wristwatch.
For those who love adventure....
This is a insanely cool and early version version of the iconic Eterna Kontiki.
The Kontiki was a raft built by Norwegian Adventurer Thor Heyerdahl for a scientific voyage, with all crew members wearing Eterna Matic watches – Matic being Eterna’s term for automatic. To celebrate the success of the voyage the Kontiki was launched with the Kontiki immortalised in a gold plaque on the case back.
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Dating this Watch
Using the date code inside the clasp of the Original Gay Freres bracelet, which reads "4 61" we can date this to circa 1961.
Excellent quality automatic movement 1412ud calibre.
The Movement is wonderful and Clean whilst ticking away strongly and keeping excellent time.
Service History: Serviced March 2021
Very Clean Original factory vintage dial.
The Dial is in a condition, that is highly sought after by collector's, unmolested and unrestored this fantastic Original factory Dial has aged beautifully over the years.
This is the original Untouched Vintage Dial and what a superb one at that.
THIS IS NOT A REDIAL!!!!
Top Quality Stainless Steel Case.
The very well proportioned 34.3mm case with those gorgeously designed lugs, inclusive bezel and Iconic Thor Heyerdahl Gold Medallion to the back. This case wears beautifully and somewhat larger beyond its 34.3mm measurement on the Wrist.
It displays a real presence and its fair to call this one a head turner.
The Case is in fantastic condition for its age with no real marks to write home about at all bar a few age related scratches, which are barely worth mentioning, in this circa 60 year old timepiece.
Case approx. measures in at:
Diameter with Crown: 36.6mm
End of lug to lug: 42.2mm
Lug Spacing: 18mm
This Case was rated Water resistant back in the Day, it is now a Vintage Timepiece, it has NOT been tested for Water Resistance and if you wish to Submerge this Watch, you will need to have the Watch Professionally Resealed before doing so!!
Hands, Crystal and Crown
Original Hands are in very good order.
The Crystal has been lightly polished and is in good order.
Original signed Eterna Crown, in very good working order.
This watch is fitted with the incredibly cool original Kontiki bracelet by Gay Freres and is stamped as such, with the clasp stamped ‘4 61’. The bracelet is in good Vintage order with a fair bit of give but to be expected of a 60 year old. Wears very comfortably.
The Bracelet measures a HUGE (adjustable) 21.6cm/8.5in fit, with no spare links.
Comes with a Gunga Din Watch Box as standard.