The case back is a screw down type, and at its center you will find an image of the KonTiki raft as it traverses the seas on its famous journey, less Thor, who was left off. The case back is simple in its design but does provide the wearer pertinent information regarding the watch (i.e. Eterna, Water Resistance 200m, its Swiss Made prominence, and the model number). I’m a case back junky, so it’s nice to know that a cool design is sitting on your wrist, even if you only glimpse at it 20-30 times a day.
The bracelet is stainless steel and tapers down towards the two button fold-over clasp. Leather strap options do exist but are mostly seen on the black dial version of this watch. Nothing says you can’t change things up a bit, as watch lovers tend to do, and add a nice leather strap to this light dial model as well. Eterna branding has been nicely placed on the clasp with its pentagonal circles crowning this clasp as one of the best I’ve owned. It’s simply awesome, buttery smooth and works like a well-oiled machine!
As mentioned above, few watch enthusiasts know that the ETA movement, which is found inside the KonTiki Chronograph, was actually founded by Eterna in 1856. This particular self-winding movement is an ETA Calibre 7750, designed for its chronograph movement capabilities. The crown is one of the neatest features to me. I have owned many watches that house a 7750, but none have wound as seamless at this one. What’s better is when you wind it counter-clockwise. It makes some of the crispest and distinct clicks, much like the sound made by your favorite wooden roller-coaster as it begins to crest near the top; slightly before you lose the giant corndog that you ate moments earlier. I found it to be very sturdy with no wobble. This guy’s heartbeat pumps out an impressive 28,800 bph and is able to flex its power reserve might at 44 hours, or the equivalent of one Cialis, whichever comes first.
Overall I believe the Eterna KonTiki Chronograph is an incredible, well-designed timepiece; one that will easily traverse along with you from the office to the tennis match to the pool and back down to the most “happening” speakeasy in town.
After wearing it for two weeks, I feel it wears very comfortable on my 7.5 inch wrist. The brushed/polished finish of the case work is superb and on par with many other high-end watches that I have had the pleasure of owning and/or wearing throughout the years.
With a retail price of $4,595 USD, I definitely feel that this Eterna is worth every penny. It is a timepiece that appeals to the palate of many watch enthusiasts, as it’s jam packed with prominence, features and unrelenting specs.