Eterna Super Kon-Tiki Diver

Regular price
$9,500
Regular price
Sale price
$9,500
Automatic
40 MM
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SKU AS09637
Article Number 40991940
case size 40 MM
movement Automatic Winding
approximate age 1960s
dial color Black
material Stainless Steel
style Sport
category Vintage
bracelet Metal
lug width 19 MM
Includes Gay Freres stainless steel folded-link multi-link bracelet with signed blade clasp.
overall condition very good condition overall. case shows light wear with signs of previous polishing. dial and matching handset show moderate wear and even patination consistent with age. luminous elements not present in hour hand.
Automatic
40 MM
– Show less
SKU AS09637
Article Number 40991940
case size 40 MM
movement Automatic Winding
approximate age 1960s
dial color Black
material Stainless Steel
style Sport
category Vintage
bracelet Metal
lug width 19 MM
Includes Gay Freres stainless steel folded-link multi-link bracelet with signed blade clasp.
overall condition very good condition overall. case shows light wear with signs of previous polishing. dial and matching handset show moderate wear and even patination consistent with age. luminous elements not present in hour hand.

Why We Love it

Perhaps you've heard of Thor Heyerdahl, or perhaps you think anyone named Thor carries a big hammer. Well, for you unenlightened, Mr. Heyerdahl was probably one of the most badass adventurers the world has ever seen.

So badass, in fact, that in 1947, in an attempt to prove a theory about ancient peoples' ability to make long sea voyages, Mr. Heyerdahl sailed a hand-built raft 8,000 miles across the Pacific. That raft was named the Kon-Tiki.

The inter-webs are replete with differences of opinion about whether Heyerdahl and his crew were actually wearing Eternas when they made the voyage. (According to Eterna's website, they were.) Regardless of the controversy, what we know for sure is that in 1958, in honor of Heyerdahl and his voyage, Eterna created the Kon-Tiki line.

This particular Kon-Tiki, a Diver variant, is housed in a 40mm stainless steel case with an unsigned 'big' screw-down crown, an acrylic crystal, and a screw caseback. It features a wildly cool black Tritium dial with painted 'sharktooth' indices, a matching handset, and the famed Eterna-Matic self-winding movement. Further, it comes fitted to 5-link bracelet with a signed blade clasp manufactured by Gay Freres, perhaps the most famous mid century watch bracelet manufacturer in the world.

Has this Kon-Tiki seen better days? Most certainly. But with all of its wear and patina comes a mysterious aura. It's apparent its previous owners did not believe in the "Safe Queen" mentality and we're sure Mr. Heyerdahl would raise a glass full of a strong beverage to that.

Sure the Rolex Submariner may have been the first dive watch, but did a modern-day Viking wear one while rafting across the Pacific? We think not!

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Condition

Since our pieces are vintage or pre-owned, please expect wear & patina from usage and age. Please read each item description and examine all product images.

Warranty

We back each Analog:Shift vintage timepiece with a one-year mechanical warranty from the date of purchase.

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All of our watches include complementary insured shipping within the 50 states.

Most of our products are on hand and will ship directly from our headquarters in New York City. In some cases, watches will be shipped directly from one of our authorized partners.

We generally ship our products via FedEx, fully insured, within 5 business days of purchase. An adult signature is required for receipt of all packages for insurance purposes. Expedited shipping is available at an additional cost. We are also happy to hand deliver your purchase in Manhattan or you may pick it up at our showroom.

Returns must be sent overnight or by priority international delivery, fully insured and paid for by the customer. A restocking fee may apply. Watches must be returned in the same condition as initially shipped.

We welcome international buyers, please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

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