Tane, Lord of the forest and birds created Tiki, the first man, out of his own blood and clay. But Tiki was lonely and wanted company, so one day while wandering through the forest he saw his own reflection in a pool of water. Overcome with joy, Tiki thought he had found a companion and dove in the water to seize it.
As the reflection shattered he became disappointed and filled in the pool with earth from the forest floor. He then fell asleep and, upon awakening, he discovered the pool had given birth to a woman who became his wife. One day the woman saw an eel and seizing it, she became excited. That excitement passed onto Tiki and the first reproductive act resulted.
The watch back design features Tiki, flanked by two Manaia (guardian angels) and they are surrounded by eels.
Movement: Swiss Made Sellita Caliber SW200-1 automatic movement
Case Diameter: 40mm excluding the crown
Case Finish: 316L Stainless Steel, brushed with polished accents
Crown: Signed screw down crown
Crystal: Sapphire (double domed), anti-reflective inner coating
Dial & Hands: Swiss Super-LumiNova® BGW9; sandwich dial construction
Case Back: Solid with individually hand-engraved motif by New Zealand artist Andrew Biggs
Strap: Integrated quick-release bracelet with butterfly clasp, signed
Limited Edition: Twenty (20) individually hand-engraved pieces
This is all packaged together with an extra quick-release strap (black leather with red accents) in our signature travel case.
Price: $1,885.00 plus $35.00 shipping.
Note: Free shipping within New Zealand