With the Baselworld watch and jewelry fair set to open in Basel, Switzerland on March 17, the Swiss watchmaker has previewed the â€˜Lady KonTiki Diver,â€™ a stylish and sporty women’s diving watch. It’s also Eterna’s first new “KonTiki” ladies’ watch in 23 years.
The â€˜KonTikiâ€™ watch was launched in 1958, inspired by a historic Pacific crossing. In fact, the range takes its name from the raft built by the explorer and ethnographer Thor Heyerdahl for an audacious expedition across the Pacific Ocean from South America to the Polynesian islands.
Over two decades after releasing its last â€˜KonTikiâ€™ women’s watch, Eterna has unveiled the â€˜Lady KonTiki Diver,â€™ a stylish and sporty timepiece with a 38mm case and a stainless steel and yellow gold strap. Yellow gold is again used to outline the dial’s white numerals and to mark the diving scale on the rotating bezel, finished with a ceramic ring in a blue shade that’s reminiscent of ocean depths.
Seven diamonds bring an extra touch of elegance to the off-white dial, used as indices between the Arabic numerals at three, six and nine o’clock. These numerals, together with the hours and minutes hands, are coated in a white Super-LumiNova phosphorescent pigment.
This diver’s watch is water-resistant to 200 meters and uses the Sellita SW200 caliber self-winding movement. It has hours, minutes and seconds functions, plus a date window at four o’clock, and has a 38-hour power reserve.
The Eterna “Lady KonTiki Diver” will be priced at â‚¬1,950 (approx. $2,143).