The Moana Pacific Waterman Kupe features this stunning new design by New Zealand engraving artist, Andrew Biggs.
The motif features the battle between Kupe, the first explorer to Aotearoa/New Zealand, and his adversary, Te Wheke, the giant octopus who followed Kupe all the way from Hawaiiki.
Their final battle was in Te Moana o Raukawa (Cook Straight) of Aotearoa which is situated between Te Ika a Maui (North Island) and Te Wai Pounamu (South Island).
After years of battling one another, Kupe finally managed to defeat his arch enemy and allow him and his family to travel the oceans between Hawaiiki and Aotearoa unchallenged.
This story is an inspirational reminder that no matter how great the challenges are in our life we can overcome them with perseverance, determination and courage. Our lives, and that of our families, can be enriched and lived to the fullest. No obstacle is too great to overcome.
Each individually hand-engraved case features Tangaroa, God of the sea, as the centrepiece and to his left and right is Kupe fighting Te Wheke. Their bodies are intertwined in battle and staring at each other in challenge.
The pearl background gives a soft texture to the design and represents the swirling turmoil of the ocean as it extends out to the rolling waves on the ends of the lugs. Watching over them on the top of the lugs is Tangaroa.
Case Dimensions: 42mm x 51mm lug-to-lug, 22mm lug width, 13mm tall (excl. crystal)
Material: 316L stainless steel case, crown, and buckles. Fine brushed finishing throughout.
Bezel: Ceramic (matte finish), engraved and fully lumed (Swiss Super-LumiNova® Old Radium).
Dial: Sandwich construction with Swiss Super-LumiNova® Old Radium lume; fully brushed hands with Super-LumiNova® Old Radium lume.
Water-resistance: 500m/1650ft water resistance. Viton gasket used on case back.
Movement: ETA Caliber 2824-2, Reserve 38 hours.
Crystal: Sapphire (high domed), AR coating.
Crown: Screw down, raised Magrette shield logo.
Straps: Textured rubber (black).
Limited: Ten (10) pieces each individually numbered. Limit of 1 per customer.
Price: USD$3,200.00 (plus $120.00 shipping)
Note: Free shipping within New Zealand. Discount codes do not apply for engraved models.