The Royal KonTiki Chronograph GMT's 3927A movement is based on Eterna's in-house 39 calibre equipped with additional features such as automatic winding, flyback chronograph, second time zone and date display. While the coaxial chronograph's 30-minute and 12-hour counters share the totalizer at 3 o'clock, a second time zone with 24-hour calibration occupies its own subdial at 6 o'clock. Ensuring the dial's harmonious balance is a small seconds display at 9 o'clock.

The latest KonTiki model, with its sporty appearance, remains true to the long series of predecessors, but still demonstrates a distinctive personality of its own. The first eye-catching feature is the bold, colourful dial design, which does much to underscore the chronograph's dynamic character: a narrow, signal red circle running round the outside of the dial provides a dynamic contrast to the blue that references the origins of the KonTiki watch family. This reminder of Thor Heyerdahl's ocean-going expedition, to which the successful timepiece has for decades owed its name, is also emphasized by the wave-inspired design at the centre. The timepiece comes in a 45 mm stainless-steel case.

Eterna Royal KonTiki Chronographe GMT

The new Royal KonTiki Chronograph GMT features the first chronograph movement developed and manufactured entirely by the company's own watchmakers. © Eterna

But the strong character and robust masculine impression left by the timepiece is due primarily to the unmistakable bezel. It comprises five black ceramic arcs, separated by five black, PVD-coated screws, and arranged in such a way as to depict the Eterna logo. The timepiece is completed with a stainless-steel with PVD strap.