The KonTiki has been a staple of Eterna’s catalog since the 1950s. The line is named after the legendary 1947 Kon-Tiki expedition led by Norwegian explorer and ethnographer Thor Heyerdahl, who–with a small crew–sailed 4,3000 miles across the Pacific on a hand-built raft made of Balsa wood and other native materials. His goal was to … Continue reading Introducing the Eterna KonTiki Bronze Manufacture LE
Thor Heyerdahl (October 6, 1914, Larvik, Norway – April 18, 2002, Colla Micheri, Italy) was a Norwegian ethnographer and adventurer with a background in zoology and geography. He became notable for his Kon-Tiki expedition, in which he sailed 8,000 km (5,000 mi) across the Pacific Ocean in a self-built raft from South America to the Tuamotu Islands in 1947.
Thor Heyerdahl became notable for his Kon-Tiki expedition, in which he sailed 8,000 km (5,000 mi) across the Pacific Ocean in a self-built raft from South America to the Tuamotu Islands in 1947. The expedition was designed to demonstrate that ancient people could have made long sea voyages, creating contacts between apparently separate cultures.
It may seem odd to name a watch after a leaky balsa wood raft, or even the Inca sun god, but regardless, the Kon-Tiki has become a well known and much loved staple in Eterna’s catalog since the 1950s. The watch family was inspired by the 1947 expedition mounted by Norwegian explorer Thor Heyerdahl and his crew when they sailed East to West across the Pacific on a hand-built wooden raft, wearing Eterna wristwatches. Since the KonTiki was introduced, it has been Eterna’s best known watch and…
Thor Heyerdahl, i love wooden ships... we, too. Fischer Panda 45i Generator onboard
Thor Heyerdahl - "Kon-Tiki". A major contributor to my love of the sea, ships, sailing, and voyaging to and thru French Polynesia when I was a young man. I started devouring his books when I was about 10. In the 80's I met one of his crew on the Ra Expedition. Fascinating... McC
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