Did you know that the Nivada Grenchen Antarctic was designed for American expeditions to the continent? Back in the 1950s, Nivada Grenchen made waves crafting watches for the US Antarctic expedition, Operation Deep Freeze. Let’s dive into the Nivada Grenchen Antarctic – waterproof, anti-magnetic, and automatic, born from the brand’s Aquamatic line. Fast forward, and Nivada Grenchen is bringing back the Antarctic, a classic that’s stood the test of time. Stay tuned!
In the past year, Nivada Grenchen introduced some exceptionally mind-blowing watches. We’re talking about chronographs and models with integrated bracelets. The Nivada Grenchen F77, in particular, stands out as a mind-boggling timepiece. This time, they’ve decided to follow the modern trend of re-editions. If any watch from the past can evoke childhood memories, it’s the Nivada vintage models, with the Antarctic being a prime example.
The latest release truly honors the Antarctic’s legacy. As we said before, this is a faithful re-edition celebrating the “watch that went to the Antarctic.” It’s a nod to old-school watch enthusiasts and a fresh hit for a new generation.
As you may know by now, Nivada Grenchen Antarctic was designed for American expeditions to the continent. The Deep Freeze expedition in 1955-1956 was mainly responsible for this. Enduring challenging conditions, this watch became a legend, closely rivaling the Rolex Explorer introduced in 1953. You heard that right! This superb watch brand made a timepiece for adventurers before Rolex did!
Did you know? Nivada Grenchen Depthmaster is a real game-changer. Back in 1965, when it made its debut, this model rocked the watch world by being one of the very first dive watches to hit a mind-blowing water resistance of 1000 meters (that’s 100 ATM, by the way). Talk about making waves in the watch game! 🌊⌚
Nivada Antarctic – Timeless Design
The Antarctic’s appeal lies in its 35mm stainless steel case, a slim 10.1mm thick. We must say that those rounded lugs add a touch of elegance here. Moreover, the polished and brushed finishes highlight its lines. The wide bezel enhances the aesthetic, and the big crown stays true to the 1957 original.
Flip it, and you’ll find a solid caseback with an embossed penguin on a gold medallion. This is a true homage to its Antarctic roots.
Nivada offers the Antarctic in three dial colors, each with applied steel hour markers. Art Deco-styled numerals at 3, 6, 9, and 12 add a nice touch.
Also, we must point out that luminescent lines on shiny indices and dauphine-style hands ensure visibility in low light. The dial is signed “Nivada Grenchen” and “Antarctic,” with a “Swiss” mention at the bottom.
Take note: Citizen watches aren’t just about style – they’ve got a green side too. With their advanced Eco-Drive tech, these pieces run on light. They are proof that style and sustainability can be a perfect match.
Nivada Grenchen Antarctic – Vintage Feels, Modern Vibes
Powering the Antarctic 35mm is the manually-wound Landeron 21 calibre. This one includes about 36 hours of reserve. Also, dial color, seconds hand, strap, and luminous material options let you personalize.
Now, what about the price? Priced at a reasonable $850, it dropped exclusively on nivadagrenchenofficial.com on November 23rd. And, you should know it deliveries in March 2024.
There isn’t a lad who wouldn’t be proud to rock this timeless piece. We must say that this is a watch that spans generations, by all means!