This is likely to be the only chance you will get to buy a New Old Stock (NOS) Kontiki, and it is the chronometer version.  Model reference 1401 47.


This watch still has the case back sticker on, which shows it was made in 1992.  While we don’t have the papers, we do have the book Eterna: Pioneers in Watchmaking – and a similar model is featured on page 204, also credited to 1992.  The model pictured has a different bezel, dial and hands but has the same movement and bracelet, and is also described as chronometer rated.


Eterna’s long history goes back to 1856, and today they are perhaps best known for their movement division ETA, which was sold off to Swatch group.  After that the Kontiki line of watches is one of their company highlights, which have mainly been waterproof divers watches.  The version we have here is a little more dressy than most – instead of a steel turning bezel we have a fixed, solid 18k gold bezel.  This helps give a sleek appearance, and aids the slim case design.  The ETA 2892-2 automatic movement also contributes to the slender case, and it was chronometer rated at the time (COSC in watch terminology).  The watch has the lightest of storage marks, but is otherwise pretty well perfect.  The bracelet doesn’t appear to have ever been sized, so is full length.  Finding another Kontiki of this period is not going to be very easy, but another NOS one is extremely unlikely.

This watch will be supplied with our branded presentation box and our Certificate of Authenticity.

This watch has been checked against the Watch Register and has not been reported as lost, stolen or implicated in fraud, and a copy of that certificate will also be included.

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Width with crown  39.4 mm

Width without crown  36.3 mm

Between lugs  18 mm

Lug to lug length  41.4 mm

Case Thickness  8.9 mm

Bracelet will fit a maximum wrist size of 215 mm.  The bracelet can be sized for you if you give us your wrist size when placing the order.

All sizes are approximate.  The watch is photographed on a wrist of 190mm/7.5 inches.

Included with this watch is a 3 month guarantee and free delivery to UK addresses.  If you live outside the UK we can still deliver to most countries.  Please see our Worldwide Shipping information, or Contact Us.   Payment can be made by most credit or debit cards, bank transfer or PayPal.

From 1st September 2021 we will be planting a tree for every watch we sell, working with the International Tree Foundation (Est 1922) to make this business positive on carbon.  By buying anything pre owned you are effectively reusing what already exists, but this takes it further and makes us feel good.