Introducing The Eterna Tangaroa

by John Sealander  

An Adventure In Design and Worthy Successor to the Fabled Kon-Tiki

Eterna WatchesEver since Thor Heyerdahl’s epic 1947 adventure across the Pacific in his primitive balsa wood Kon-Tiki raft, there has been an enduring bond between Eterna and the South Pacific. Heyerdahl wore an Eterna watch during his journey. Thor Heyerdahl chose Eterna watches for himself and his crew because he believed they were the only watch company that had mastered the art of making a watch case watertight. In 1958, Eterna paid tribute to this historic journey by introducing the iconic Eternamatic Kon-Tiki model.

Now, Eterna has introduced another iconic timepiece celebrating a famous South Pacific voyage: The Eterna Tangaroa. Tangaroa watches celebrate the 2006 voyage of the raft Tangaroa that followed on the heels of the Kon-Tiki’s fabled South Pacific adventure.

Eterna Tangaroa Classic Three-Hand Watch Eterna Tangaroa Moon-Phase Chronograph
Eterna Tangaroa Classic Three-Hand 2948.41.41.1261 Eterna Tangaroa Moon-Phase Chronograph 2949.41.16.0277
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In some ways, the Tangaroa’s adventure across the Pacific was even more demanding than that of it’s predecessor, the Kon-Tiki. The same can be said for the watch that bears the Tangaroa name. With its many innovations and superlative craftsmanship, the Eterna Tangaroa is already destined to be a full-fledged classic.

For starters, the Tangaroa features an entirely new type of case. Conceived by an architect, based on his drawings of intersecting circles, the 42 mm Tangaroa case does not have a single linear or flat surface. The fluid, flowing lines of this remarkable case contribute to the watch’s classic, almost timeless appearance.

The impressive new Tangaroa is currently available in two configurations: a classic three-hand model, and a more elaborate moon-phase chronograph. Both models feature the Tangaroa’s trademark curved stainless steel case with a scratch resistant sapphire crystal and caseback. This durable case is water resistant to 165 feet.

The three-hand model is powered by a Sellita SW 200-1 automatic movement with a 38-hour power reserve, and come equipped with a luxurious, topstitched black leather strap. The chronograph is powered by a Valjoux 7751 movement with a 48-hour power reserve, and is equipped with an integrated stainless steel bracelet. Both timepieces, designed by Elliott Littman, share Eterna’s heritage of superlative craftsmanship and innovation. If you’ve got an appreciation for good design and a taste for adventure, you’ve going to love the Eterna Tangaroa. To put one of these fine timepieces on your own wrist, contact an authorized Eterna dealer today and reserve your favorite Tangaroa model immediately.

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