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A bronze watch, particularly a diving watch, deserves a test under real-life conditions. So it was off to the Caribbean to conduct some field testing on one of the 300 Kontiki Bronze watches by Eterna.
Eterna, Oris and Eberhard & Co. are among the last independent watchmaking companies that remain modest in size, and whose goodwill capital among collectors remains intact. They all boast over a hundred years’ heritage, and historical collections that are made with care and competitively priced. Some will say that’s not much to boast of. But it’s absolutely vital.
Rule of three
Since 1856, Eterna has never once deviated from this path. So, when the company launched a new version of the Kontiki, it was definitely worth more than a second glance. Why? Three reasons. First, because for the time being it is the only Eterna reference in bronze; a rare item that you are highly unlikely ever to spot on someone else’s wrist. Next, because it has a manufacture movement, a rare luxury for such a small independent watchmaker.
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