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Regattare Tiki

We are proud to present you three new additions to the Regattare range.

This is an updated version of our classic Regattare model. We will be offering three color


combinations:

Stainless steel / blue dial

Black PVD / black dial

Stainless steel / black dial

 

While we have preserved our minimal look and trademark classic case feel the In Maori mythology Tiki is the first man, created.latest case is a new design. As part of the design we have incorporated a pressure escape valve specifically for those of you who wish to utilize your timepiece on adventurous water activities.

Some other features include brushed/polished case finish on the stainless steel models, thick double domed sapphire crystal, C3 Super Luminova hands and dial, solid case back with Tiki face machine engraved, water-resistant to 500m/1650ft.

As always, this model is packaged together with our signature case.

 

 

The meaning of 'Tiki'

AnchorIn traditions from the East Coast of the North Island of New Zealand, the first human is a woman created by Tane, god of forests and of birds. Usually her name is Hine-ahu-one. In other legends, Tane makes the first man Tiki, then makes a wife for him.


In some West Coast versions, Tiki himself, as a son of Rangi and Papa, creates the first human by mixing his own blood with clay, and Tane then makes the first woman. Sometimes Tumatauenga, the war god, creates Tiki. In another story the first woman is Marikoriko. Tiki marries her and their daughter is Hine-kau-ataata. In some traditions, Tiki is the penis of Tane. In fact, Tiki is strongly associated with the origin of the procreative act.

Here is one story of Tiki among the many variants:

Tiki was lonely and craved company. One day, seeing his reflection in a pool, he thought he had found a companion, and dived into the pool to seize it. The image shattered and Tiki was disappointed. He fell asleep and when he awoke he saw the reflection again. He covered the pool with earth and it gave birth to a woman. Tiki lived with her in innocence, until one day the woman was excited by an eel. Her excitement passed to Tiki and the first procreative act resulted.

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Model: Regattare Tiki

Movement: 9015 Miyota with hacking seconds

Case diameter: 44mm excluding the crown

Case finish: PVD (black, brushed finish all over), and Stainless steel brushed/polished.

Crown: Screw down crown.

Crystal: Sapphire (double domed), AR coating.

Dial and hands: Super Luminova C3

Pressure valve: functional pressure escape valve, protecting the watch against pressure differences that can occur below 300 meters of depth

Water-resistance: 500m/1650ft Water resistance

Strap: Leather

LIMITED EDITION: 600 pieces for each model

Price: Stainless steel $465.00 USD/ Black PVD $495.00USD plus $30.00 USD shipping worldwide.

Purchase Tiki PVD / PURCHASE TIKI BLUE DIAL SS / PURCHASE TIKI BLK DIAL SS

 

Movement:

This movement is positioned between the well known ETA 2824 and more luxurious 2892 movements. We have returned to the Miyota company as we have great experiences with the 8215 movement.

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