Eterna – The Watchmaking Pioneer Celebrates 160 Years
For the past 160 years, Eterna has been driven by the same powerful force: a daring and pioneering spirt. Passionate and determined, the company continually takes on the challenges of fine watchmaking by creating, developing and optimising its timepieces with remarkable consistency. It is from this perspective that the company, based in Granges, Switzerland, has enriched and revolutionised the art of traditional watchmaking with a steady stream of horological innovations. As a result, the Eterna-Matic ball-bearing mounted rotor system established a new standard which has never been surpassed, while Eterna’s continuing technical innovations demonstrate the company’s pioneering and creative spirt. Thanks to the talent and cleverness of Eterna’s watchmakers, an entire family of calibres has emerged. The Eterna manufacture calibre 39 allows for the design of 88 different versions from the same base movement. Over the next three years, Eterna will include their in-house movements in 50% of its collection. Moreover, the new creations and designs strengthen the feminine segment and address a younger audience.
Super Kontiki Chronograph
Following a long line of KonTiki timepieces, the new Super KonTiki Chronograph remains true to the collection’s design codes while demonstrating a powerful and distinctive personality of its own; the in-house 3916A flyback chronograph calibre. The flyback function allows the chronograph to be reset to zero and immedia¬tely started again at any given time during its operation. This handy complication seems simple, but is extremely difficult to accomplish and serves as a tribute to the mastery of the movement manufacture at Eterna. The Super KonTiki Chronograph combines rugged styling, perfect precision and the highest possible quality. The watch will be available in two versions—one on a sporty rubber strap and another on an elegant stainless steel Milanese bracelet.
To celebrate its 160th anniversary, Eterna released a skeleton watch limited to 160 pieces in three distinct versions. They are adorned with a 3902M mechanical manual-winding movement. The very classic look, a meticulously designed case, and the precision the skeleton dial make this timepiece a knowledgeable exercise in style – uniting the brand’s storied history and its technological ingenuity.