Founded in Grenchen, Switzerland, in 1926, the timepiece manufacturer, Nivada, was owned by Otto Wüllimann, Hermann Schindler and Jacob Schneider. The Schneider family controlled the enterprise till 1976. Their prime focus was to create timepieces that went beyond time-only mechanisms. Over the years, the brand showcased numerous references with varying degrees of complexity. Continuing the legacy, Nivada Grenchen has just launched the new Antarctic Spider watch with a salmon sunbrushed dial.
Salmon is one of the most desired colours for watches these days and it is gaining a lot of prominence. The colour has the warmth of a desert terrain. This colour is achieved by adding a layer of rose gold over a brass plate. What’s more, the 38 mm stainless steel watch gets its name from the sector dial design. It includes a full cross between cardinal points and eight shorter radial lines, beaded with Super-LumiNova dots towards the outer ends, resembling arachnid legs. There is a fixed stainless steel bezel.
At 3 o’clock, you can see the cyclops magnifying lens date window; at 9 o’clock, you get the brand signature. The salmon-dialled watch has dauphine hour and minute hands that are filled with Super-LumiNova. There are eight applied steel, baton hour markers that are connected by eight lines, meeting at the centre of the dial with a central second hand that touches the outer periphery of the dial. The timepiece gets a double-domed sapphire crystal and an onion-shaped screw-down crown at 3 o’clock to set the time on the watch and to wind the movement.
Powering the watch is a self-winding SOPROD PO24 movement with a power reserve of 38 hours. Turning the watch over showcases the screw-in stainless steel, closed caseback. There are 10 different options for straps, each with a silvered buckle.