Nivada Grenchten was founded in 1926 by Jacob Schneider. The brand rose to fame with robust and innovative watches such as the 1960 Antarctic, the 1961 Chronomaster, and the 1965 Depthmaster. After a few decades in hibernation, Nivada Grenchen was brought back to life in 2018 by Guillaume Laidet. Today, the catalogue consists of watches that respect the original designs, heritage, and specifications as much as possible.
Ace Jeweler is Authorized Dealer for Nivada Grenchen starting today. The watches are available at the Ace & Dik boutique at Van Baerlestraat 46 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. They are also available for purchase online at AceJewelers.com. A few of our favorites;
The Nivada Grenchen Depthmaster is a quirky dive watches unlike any other. The cushion-shaped case measures 39mm across. Its compact dimensions notwithstanding, it is water resistant up to 1000 meters. The 'Pacman' variation has a matte black dial with a unique art-deco font for the numerals. The Nivada Grenchen Depthmaster is powered by Soprod movement. This self-winding caliber P024 has a power reserve of 38 hours. The Depthmaster is in stock and available on our website.
The Nivada Grenchen Chronomaster is the Swiss army knife of chronographs. This watch was originally designed in the 1960's. It was intended to be a tough diving capable chronograph that could be used in any situation. As such it packs a range of functions through various scales on the dial - bezel combination. The 100 meter water resistance furthermore underscore its ambitions. The Chronomaster is available in manual, self-winding and mecha-quartz variations. The one we currently have in stock is powered by a hand-wound Sellita (SW510 M BH b) movement.
The Nivada Grenchen Super Antarctic 32025A is a contemporary take on the watch that rose to fame when it was used by members of the American Navy’s Deep Freeze 1 Task Force during their expeditions in the South Pole (1955-56). At 39mm, it is slightly larger than the original of 38mm to suit contemporary tastes, but otherwise it's near identical to its source of inspiration. The black dial is simpel yet full of character. Particularly striking are the sword and lolly-pop, minute and hour hands. Together with the over-sized markers they offer excellent readability. The Nivada Grenchen Super Antarctic is powered by the self-winding Soprod P024. Ours is fitted with a elegant brown leather strap.