Nivada Grenchen

Antarctic Spider 'Salmon' Date


The dial is probably one of the most daring and quirky designs ever attempted by Nivada Grenchen, past or present. Featuring eight vertically applied indexes on a silver sun-ray brushed dial, what (literally) connects it all together is the eight “spider legs” that stem from the indexes to the center of the dial. Complemented with super-lumed up “Dauphine” hands, you’ll be turning heads left, right, and center with the Spider.

A Superstar model with the strangest dial

Beneath a domed double-domed sapphire crystal, a superb salmon-hued dial and 8 slim baton indexes applied vertically, connected by 8 lines converging at the center. The term used to designate this particular iteration of the Antarctic is not a cryptic sobriquet coined by collectors: it jumps at you the second you lay eyes on the ‘spider’ squarely sitting on the dial. An inspired design, sophisticated, eccentric, graphic, polarizing, and eye-catching – that, and the salmon dial, is what makes this reissue so charming. There's nothing like it. The name says it all; there is no need to draw a picture – the conversation starts all by itself.

The Antarctic Spider comes in a polished and brushed silver stainless steel case, 38mm in diameter and 11.1 mm thick. The dial is topped by a double-domed sapphire crystal, almost as resistant as diamond, protecting it from everyday shocks and scratches. A screw-down crown at 3 o'clock affords control of the dial’s 3 hands. Its screw-in case back makes it water-resistant to 100 meters (10 atmospheres). At 3 o'clock, the date window; at 9 o'clock, the brand signature. At the heart, a Swiss-made, self-winding SOPROD P024 movement brings the timepiece's hands to life. The Antarctic Spider has ten different straps, each with a silvered buckle.

Model: Antarctic Spider
Reference: 32042A04
Material: Steel
 Sun-ray Brushed Salmon
38 mm; 11 mm
Movement: SOPROD P024 Self-winding
Bracelet / Strap: Various
Lug Width: 20 mm

Watch, box and papers

Warranty & Authenticity:
The watch comes with the Greenwich Time 24 Month Warranty alongside a lifetime guarantee of authenticity.

Nivada was established in Grenchen, Switzerland as early as 1879, but their official foundation is accepted as 1926. In 1939, Nivada formed a business partnership with the New York-based Croton Watch Company, allowing them to import and distribute Nivada watches across the United States and North America. This partnership proved successful and lasted up until the 'quartz crisis'.

During the 1960s and 70s, Movado pursued legal action against Nivada Grenchen, citing that their name sounded too phonetically similar to Movado. Consequently, Nivada Grenchen was prohibited from using the Nivada name in the US Market. As a result of this prohibition, Nivada Grenchen tapped into its distribution partnerships and continued to release watches in the US under various brand names, including Croton Nivada, Croton Nivada Grenchen, and simply Croton.

Modern Nivada Grenchen displays a multitude of diverse emblems and dial signatures across its various models, paying homage to the varied logos and stamps that its original watches carried over the decades.

In 2018, Guillaume Laidet and Remi Chabrat, two watchmaking entrepreneurs, determined to revive the Nivada brand with its original heritage. In 2019, they obtained the license to use the Nivada Grenchen copyright and have since produced faithful reissues and new models based on the rich historical catalog and original vintage discoveries.



Model: Antarctic Spider
Dial: Sun-ray Brushed Salmon
Includes: Watch, box and papers

Case / Bracelet

Dimensions: 38 mm; 11 mm
Bracelet / Strap: Various
Lug Width: 20 mm


Reference: 32042A04
SOPROD P024 Self-winding
Power Reserve: 38 Hours

Faithful Reissue

1965 Original
Modern Iteration



Thoughts on the Antarctic Spider:

"With a fully integrated steel bracelet and octagonal bezel, the sleek F77 has the distinctive look and flare of sports watches from the 1970s, making it an excellent choice for enthusiasts of that era of watchmaking."



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