The Waka is a traditional Māori canoe generally made from a single Totara tree and used for travelling through the sea or rivers. The sizes of Waka can vary from small fishing vessels to large Waka Tua war canoes up to 40m long. The war canoes tended to be ornately carved with powerful symbols on both the bow and stern.
In a modern sense Waka can also be translated to mean vessel or vehicle. In a spiritual sense Waka can also symbolise your journey through life.
The watch features the stern which is the highest point on a Waka Tua with a Mania (Guardian Angel) above and below the Tiki whose feet morph into ocean waves representing the challenges in our lives. The mania above the Tiki is joined to the stern that is pierced representing the universe. The design represents the complexities of our lives and to meet our challenges head on through the journey we must all make through life.
The lugs feature Tangaroa, God of the ocean and son of Rangi and Papa—the Sky Father and Earth Mother (this motif can be seen on the Leoncino Rangi and Papa limited edition).
Limited Edition: 20 pieces
- Miyota Cal. 9015 (Automatic and hand winding)
- 28.800 BPH
- 24 Jewels
- Hour, minute and sweeping second hands
- Second stop mode (hacking function) when setting time
- Shock absorber for balance staff
- Running time of more than 42 hours when fully wound
- Sapphire front and rear crystals
- Leather strap with quick release springbars and Magrette buckle
- Custom leather travel case