The Gods: Tane (B), Lord of the Forest.
Ranginui and Papatuanuku were the first gods and they were joined together. Because of this the world was in darkness. Their offspring lived in crevices in a dark universe. Tane, the oldest son and perhaps the most powerful, forced his parents apart and separated them and in doing so, brought light into the world and the earth and sky were formed. Tane, the oldest son and perhaps the most powerful, forced his parents apart and separated them and in doing so, brought light into the world and the earth and sky were formed. Ranginui was eventually forced up and became the sky father and Papatuanuku became the earth mother.
There was a time of great chaos during the separation and many struggles ensued between the offspring of Ranginui and Papatuanku as the siblings fought for domination of everything around them.
The God Tane, the greatest of all the children, brought life into the world and created all the forests and birds. His brothers and sisters once released into the light went on to become the Gods of war, water, fertility and other things………..but that's all another story.
When a mighty tree is felled a prayer (karakia) of thanks is made to Tane. Thereafter the life force of Tane resides within the timber even after it has been crafted into other treasures (taonga).
Model: Tane, Lord of the Forest (B).
Movement: Self-winding, 25 jewel, Swiss movement (ETA cal. 2824-2)
Case Diameter: 44mm excluding crown, polished stainless steel.
Dial: Laser cut indices filled by hand with LÜM-TEC GX luminous pigment for maximum night time readability and afterglow performance.
Bezel: Hand engraved.
Crown: Screw down
Water-resistance: 5 ATM
Strap: 24mm Black leather
Wooden box: Kauri (hand-made)
Limited Edition: 10 pieces
To compliment this wonderful piece, we have placed it in handmade boxe that is crafted from timber, milled from the Kauri tree - a protected New Zealand native - engraved with our logo and inlaid with black New Zealand paua shell.
Giant Kauri trees were considered by Maori to be the kings of New Zealand forests. The Kauri is one of the largest and oldest growing trees in the world.
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