Friday, February 24, 2017

ETERNA – KonTiki Bronze Manufacture Edition

ETERNAKonTiki Bronze Manufacture Limited Edition


Eterna marks the 70th anniversary of Thor Heyerdahl’s legendary KonTiki expedition with a bold new limited edition timepiece manufactured, for the very first time, out of bronze.

Iconic design

In celebration of this important anniversary, the new Eterna KonTiki Bronze Manufacture Limited Edition continues the magnificent story of the KonTiki adventure with a bold and highly recognizable design. Trianguar luminescent hour markers are contrasted against a jet-black, granite-patterned dial that provides excellent legibility, while a unidirectional rotating bezel frames the dial with a decompression gauge. This decompression function provides divers with a useful backup to their diving computers as it indicates how long they can stay under water without needing to decompress.

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With a water-resistance of 200 metres, the Eterna KonTiki Bronze Manufacture is ready for adventures both on the surface of the water and at the depths of the ocean. The diving style has not been neglected either, as the timepiece is  fitted with a water-resistant leather strap that is durable and comfortable and whose dark brown colour brings out the warmth of the bronze case.

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This special collection dedicated to the 70th anniversary of the KonTiki expedition is limited to 300 pieces and is the perfect partner for today’s explorers who need a stylish timepiece that they can rely on as they embark on their very own adventures.

The beauty of bronze

The use of bronze has a long and renowned nautical history. For centuries, ships have relied on this metal alloy for its exceptional strength and resistance to rust and erosion. Even when it is in constant contact with salt water, bronze shows hardly any signs of corrosion, making it an excellent choice for the case of the new adventurous Eterna KonTiki Bronze Manufacture Limited Edition.

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Bronze is able to resist the agressivity of salt water thanks to its ability to super cially oxidize and create a greenish/brown copper oxide layer that protects it from the elements. This layer is called a patina and develops di erently for each and every wearer, making it a practical, yet stylish material for a watch’s case.

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This ancient alloy is highly appreciated by watch lovers for its ever-evolving colour, but also for its aged and weathered look that rhymes so perfectly with adventure, exploration, courage and strength. It is the perfect material for celebrating the 70th anniversary of the famous KonTiki expedition due to its vintage look and longstanding connection to the sea.


The watches in the KonTiki line are a reminder of thecourage and resolution of archaeologist and ethnologist Thor Heyerdahl. Back in 1947, the 32-year-old Norwegianand five other scientists set out from the Peruviancoast into the Pacific Ocean on a simple raft made ofbalsa wood named after Kon-Tiki, an Incan sun god.

Heyerdahl had embarked on his derring-do expeditionto prove that it would have been technically possible forthe pre-Columbian Indians of South America to reach Polynesia with the help of the Humboldt Current andthe Passat wind. On their wrists the researchers worespecially made, extremely tough and reliable watchesfrom Eterna’s workshops. The crew put their trust inthese indispensable navigation aids whenever theyhad to carry out manoeuvres or make decisionsupon which depended not only the success of theirmission but also the survival of the men themselves. After 101 days and nights on the high seas, with almost 8000 kilometres behind them, Thor Heyerdahl and hiscrew finally reached the Raroia atoll in Polynesia.

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“Borders? I have never seen one. But I have heard they exist in the minds of some people.” 
Thor Heyerdahl

Their watches likewise survived the journey and shownno sign of damage from salt water, the humidity orthe fluctuating temperatures. The technical findings andexpertise taken from the creation of the timepieces forthis successful expedition subsequently flowed into thefurther development of Eterna’s sports watches.

Technical specifications

Model: KonTiki Bronze Manufacture Edition 44 MM

Ref  1291.78.49.1422

Calibre Maison Eterna 3902A,
Power reserve 65h,
28’800 v.p.h, 30 jewels, 1 ball bearing
All brushed bronze, rotating black ceramic bezel,
case back secured with screw down, case back in SST,
sapphire crystal opening
Scratch-resistant, anti-reflective sapphire crystal
∅ 44.0 mm / 14.05mm
Black, matte
Hour, minute, second
Waterproof brown leather strap, bronze pin buckle

Limited edition of 300 pieces

CHF 2 590 / € 2 690 / $ 2 650/ GBP 2 300

Eterna SA
Schützengasse 46 
• CH-2540 Grenchen
• Tel. +41 (0)32 654 72 52
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Mühle-Glashütte – Teutonia Sport I Chronograph

Mühle-GlashütteTeutonia Sport I Chronograph - 2017

A Need for Speed: the new Teutonia Sport I

Be it roaring down the Nürburgring race track or speeding down the slopes in the Swiss Alps, the new Teutonia Sport I doesn't just thrive on measuring the time it takes to cover a certain distance, but also loves to reveal speed measurements at a glance too.

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This special feature of the new sport chronograph from the German town of Glashütte is all thanks to its clever tachymeter function. If the Teutonia Sport I is used to measure the time it takes to travel 1000 metres, the red scale on the flange of the watch enables you to read your speed at a glance.

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A quick look at the calendar, however, tells us that the major highlight of the watch year 2017 is drawing even closer: the watch show in Basel, Switzerland, from 23rd to 30th March, which is the world's largest watch and jewellery show.

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 So in a few days you will be able to be impressed by our Teutonia Sport I and you can marvel at four new timepieces from Nautische Instrumente Mühle-Glashütte at the Baselworld show.

Come and visit us at Baselworld 2017

We would be delighted to present our new Mühle watches for 2017 and our entire collection of watches to you in more detail at the Baselworld show. Come and visit us at stand A39 in Hall 2.0 from 23rd to 30th March 2017!

In Glashütte since 1869: Five Mühle Generations

Mühle and Glashütte – a long story, in the truest sense of the word. For our family has been resident in this region for 700 years. One of our ancestors was even raised to the rank of baron. Thus we have had a family crest since 1629, and above all a family motto which states: “Neither through hope, nor through fear”. This means that we are down-to-earth realists who tackle problems resolutely.

This is also precisely why we did not give up even when our company, which was founded in 1869, was threatened by world wars, socialism and expropriation. So today we can say with pride that the name “Mühle” has stood for precision and precision measuring for five generations already.

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Our story started with the manufacture of measuring instruments, and nowadays we develop time measuring instruments. How did this come about? A long story, which is described briefly on the following pages. The inclusion of this story was important to us. After all, it is the foundation of what Mühle stands for today: elementary time measurement.

Technical specifications

Model: Teutonia Sport I

Calibre MU 9413, automatic

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• Patented woodpecker neck regulation, Glashütte three-quarter plate and Mühle rotor
• Characteristic surface finishes with blued screws, Glashütte solarization and perlage
• Hour, minute and small second with stop-second
• Chronograph with stop-second hand, 30-minute and 12-hour counter
• Date and weekday display with fast correction
• 48-hr power reserve
• Ø 30.0 mm; H 7.9 mm
Brushed/polished stainless steel.
Red scale on the flange
Domed and double anti-glare sapphire crystal.
Transparent case back. Screw-in crown.
Ø 42.6 mm; H 15.5 mm.
Water-resistant to 30 bars.
Black. Applied indices.
Red scale tachymeter on the flange
Hands: Brushed stainless steel.
Bezel: 60-minute scale
Hands and hour markers coated in SuperLumiNova.
Hours, Minutes, Seconds, Date, Calendar
Hours and minutes in the centre
Small seconds at 9 o’clock
– Central chronograph hand
30-minute counter at 12 o’clock
12-hour counter at 9 o’clock

Waterproof leather/rubber strap with a stainless steel pin buckle.
Screwed strap attachment bridges.

Release 2017
Contact details
Tel. +49 711/ 36 53 37 78
Fax +49 711 / 36 53 37 89
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