Eterna Matic Kontiki 20 1967




Dark grey dial with smaragd indexen. Calibre 1489 K based at Eta calibre 2433 to Eterna specification. Case ref: 130 FTT with screw down crown. Start of production 1967, signed glass non-brand strap. Gold logo of the Kon-Tiki raft at the back.

Kon-Tiki was the raft used by Norwegian explorer and writer Thor Heyerdahl wearing an Eterna watch in his 1947 expedition across the Pacific Ocean from Soth America to the Polynesian islands.See under links.

The Kontiki named watches are with different calibres ;

Start of production 1952: Calibre 1414 without date Calibre 1424 with date both in case size 37 mm. BpH. 18.000 both based at Eta 2385 made to Eterna specifications

Start of production 1952: Calibre 1412 without date and calibre 1422 with date both in case size 34 mm. without crown. Based also at ETA 2385 made to Eterna specification. BpH. 18.000.

The difference is beside the calibre in the case size.

Start of production 1956: Calibre 1429 U without date and Calibre 1439 U with date based at Eta 2430/ 2433. Case size 34 mm. without crown.BPH. 18.000

Start of production 1967: Calibre 1489 K with date based at Eta 2433 made to Eterna specification. BpH.21.600, Screw down crown.

Later Eterna started to use full ETA movements. For example Kontiki Super Diver ETA 2824 – 2, Kontiki Diver ETA calibre 2892 – A2, later with calibre Selita SW200 ( Kontiki date )Kontiki Four Hands calibre ETA 2836 – 2, Kontiki GMT ETA 2893 – 2, Kontiki Chronograph with Lemania 283 later calibre ETA 7750