2014 Eterna Super Kontiki Limited Edition 1973 1973.41.41.1230
Ref: 1973.41.41.1230

2014 Eterna Super Kontiki Limited Edition 1973 1973.41.41.1230
2014 Eterna Super Kontiki Limited Edition 1973 1973.41.41.1230
2014 Eterna Super Kontiki Limited Edition 1973 1973.41.41.1230
2014 Eterna Super Kontiki Limited Edition 1973 1973.41.41.1230
2014 Eterna Super Kontiki Limited Edition 1973 1973.41.41.1230
2014 Eterna Super Kontiki Limited Edition 1973 1973.41.41.1230
2014 Eterna Super Kontiki Limited Edition 1973 1973.41.41.1230
2014 Eterna Super Kontiki Limited Edition 1973 1973.41.41.1230
2014 Eterna Super Kontiki Limited Edition 1973 1973.41.41.1230
2014 Eterna Super Kontiki Limited Edition 1973 1973.41.41.1230
2014 Eterna Super Kontiki Limited Edition 1973 1973.41.41.1230
2014 Eterna Super Kontiki Limited Edition 1973 1973.41.41.1230
2014 Eterna Super Kontiki Limited Edition 1973 1973.41.41.1230
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Specification

Reference : 1973.41.41.1230
Movement : Automatic ETA 2824-2
Age : 2011/20200
Specific Age : June 2014
Case Size : 44mm
Case Thickness : 13mm
Lug to Lug : 48mm
Lugs : 
22mm
Condition :
 Pre-Owned
Box & Papers :
 Box & Papers
Case Material : 
Stainless Steel
Warranty :
 12-Months Warranty
The wrist model's wrist size is 6.5inch


Points of Mention

This watch is sold with its original Eterna box and original Eterna paperwork. The watch comes paired with its original 22mm Eterna Milanese bracelet with extension and seatbelt-style clasp. The watch is from June 2014 and is sold in worn condition but is overall very good, see the photos. The watch comes with our 12-Month Warranty.


The Watch

Here we have a 2014 Eterna Super Kontiki 1973.41.41.1230 Limited Edition of 1,973 pieces, introduced in 2010 it takes its inspiration from Eterna's 1970s Kontiki dive watch. The 44mm brushed and polished stainless steel cushion case curves over your wrist with integrated lugs, a lug-to-lug length of 48mm and a case thickness of 13mm giving the watch an impressive wrist presence. On the right side a signed screw-down crown with deep knurling for extra grip. The uni-directional bezel has a black 60-minute dive insert with a yellow inverted triangle at 12 o’clock and silver numerals holding a sapphire crystal above a black dial. An outer minute track with square hourly markers and applied triangle and disc indexes coated in Super LumiNova mark the hours, at 6 o’clock a round date window, slender baton hands tipped in Super LumiNova complemented by an arrow pointed sweeping second hand. At 12 o’clock we have the Eterna motif and at 6 o’clock "KonTiki Super" printed in white. On the screw-down case back we have a nicely embossed depiction of the raft, in the 1947 KonTiki expedition of Thor Heyerdahl and his crew, made the incredible crossing of the Pacific Ocean from South America to the Polynesian islands on a raft made of balsa wood, it took 101 days over 6,900 km (4,300 miles). Inside an automatic ETA 2824-2, 25 jewels, 28,800 beats per hour. The watch comes fitted on its thick 22mm Eterna Milanese stainless steel bracelet with a signed seatbelt style release clasp and the watch comes with its Eterna presentation box, swing tag and paperwork.


Personal Note

Eterna optimises quality and this model is a great example of that in a dive watch, the build quality is undeniable and the bracelet is super comfortable. The part about Eterna that will always amaze me is their pricing on the pre-owned market, you can really pick them up for an absolute steal! I wouldn't think twice if you are considering this watch, especially at this price point.


The Brand

Eterna was founded in Grenchen, Switzerland in 1856 by Josef Girard and Urs Schild. Jointly founding the famous ébauche factory. The company was formerly known as Schild Fréres, starting out by producing ladies’ wristwatches. In 1905, the company changed its name to Eterna. In 1932, Eterna set up a subsidiary company, ETA SA, which made movements for itself and other Swiss watch companies In 1948, Eterna created the Eterna-Matic automatic, an advanced self-winding movement. Five ball bearings were placed in such a way as to make the movement very efficient. In 1948 Eterna used the five-ball arrangement as its corporate logo. In 1999, Eterna produced a series of watches marketed under the Porsche Design label. Porsche Design sold Eterna to International Volant Ltd, a subsidiary of China Haidian in June 2012. China Haidian was later renamed in 2014 to Citychamp Watch & Jewellery Group Limited where they continue to own Eterna.