The watch that went to the Antarctic.
Present in the watchmaking industry since 1926, Nivada Grenchen was one of the first to begin production of automatic watches in 1930 and steadily built a reputation for robust and reliable creations. Further on, the first ever waterproof automatic movement was born in 1950, aptly named ‘the Antarctic’, which was to be worn by members of the American Navy’s Deep Freeze exhibition, which involved traveling to the South Pole in 1956. A master of the Chronograph, by the 1960’s Nivada Grenchen’s distinct portfolio included three unmistakeable collections, namely: The Chronomaster, Seadiver and Aviator.
Today, after a reincarnation in 2018, the brand pairs modern movements with recreations of vintage pieces to pay homage to the legacy of Nivada Grenchen, as well as to stay true to its precision quality. Two iconic models take to the forefront of the Nivada Grenchen today, the Chronomaster Aviator Sea Diver, featuring a 60-minute/12-hour rotating bezel, anti-scratch sapphire crystal and Super-LumiNova lume, and the Antarctic, which sports and almost identical design, however is available in both manual or automatic.