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Maui and his brothers were continually frustrated that there was never enough sunlight during the day to get their work done. No matter how early they got up, Tamanuitera (the sun) would move swiftly across the sky and always set before they were finished the day’s tasks.

One day Maui announced he would capture Tamanuitera and force him to stay in the sky longer so they could enjoy extra daylight. So he got all the women in the tribe to gather and weave flax into strong ropes. He then set off to the east equipped with the rope and a magic axe made from the jawbone of his grandfather to find Tamanuitera lair.

When Maui found Tamanuitera he threw the net over him and a great battle ensued. When Maui found Tamanuitera he threw the net over him and a great battle ensued. Maui then beat Tamanuitera into submission with his magic axe and the Tamanuitera promised to stay up longer.

From that moment onwards Tamanuitera rose and moved slowly across the sky giving us more time during the day to get our work done and enjoy some leisure time in the evenings.

The watch features eight 1.5mm black diamonds on the sides of the case and 18 carat rose gold wire inlays. The gold inlays are mechanically held in place by cutting a channel in the metal, creating a dovetail at the bottom of the cavity and hammering the gold into place. The hammering action spreads the gold into the dovetail which holds it in position.


Model: TamanuiterA

Movement: 9015 Miyota with hacking seconds

Case diameter: 42mm excluding the crown

Case finish: 316L Stainless Steel (polished top and brushed sides with bead blasted back)

Crown: Screw down crown.

Crystal: Sapphire (double domed), AR coating.

Dial and hands: Super Luminova C3

CASE BACK: See-through (sapphire) case back , DLC with anti finger-print coating

Water-resistance: 200m/20ATM Water resistance

Strap: Leather black strap with red stitching, remborde edge, lorica linning


Price: $5200.00 USD

Movement: Miyota 9015



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