Nivada Grenchen Depthmaster

Swiss watch brand Nivada Grenchen presents the re-edition of its iconic Depthmaster diving timepiece.

Introduced in the 1960s, the Nivada Depthmaster soon became one of the most desired professional diving timepieces, thanks to its impressive water resistance (1,000m), outstanding quality and craftsmanship.

Nivada Grenchen Depthmaster

Presently, this historical dive watches are much sought-after in the vintage watch market. Among them, most notable is the so-called ‘Pac-Man’, with its hour markers resembling the iconic Japanese video game character of the same name.

Nivada Grenchen Depthmaster PACMAN

The Nivada Grenchen brand, which was recently revived by Guillaume Laidet and Remi Chabrat, has created a re-edition of the Depthmaster with modern standards. The new watch features a solid, cushion-shaped case made of marine grade stainless steel and houses the SW200 self-winding movement. Its case is 39mm in diameter where as the original model’s case measured 38mm.

Nivada Grenchen Depthmaster

The original Depthmaster watch was built to withstand water resistance up to 1,000 meters, which was an impressive technical achievement in the 1960s. The re-edition is also tested for a 100 atm (equivalent to 1,000 meters depth) pressure resistance, Further, it is equipped with an automatic helium escape valve for saturation diving.

Nivada Grenchen Depthmaster

The new Depthmaster watch is topped with a sapphire crystal glass. For the re-edition, the brand is offering two types of dial designs. First is the iconic “Pac-Man” art deco dial without date display. The second design features Arabic numerals for even numbers, rectangular indices for odd numbers and the date display at 3 o’ clock.

Nivada Grenchen Depthmaster

The “Pac-Man” version comes with a black dial. The second style comes with black or green dial color. Both versions are available with the choice of cream or white color hands and indices.

Nivada Grenchen Depthmaster

The Nivada Grenchen Depthmaster watch is presently available with leather strap, tropic strap or stainless steel bracelet.

Technical details

Model: Depthmaster

Case
316L stainless steel polished and brushed with screw down crown
Screw-down crown
Diameter: 39mm, 47 mm lugs to lugs
Thickness: 13mm
Caseback: Solid
Bezel: 39mm aluminum unidirectional Rotating 60 minutes graduated
Crystal: Sapphire glass
Water RESISTANCE: 100 ATM (1000 meters) with automatic helium escape valve for saturation diving

Dials
PacMan Black with Cream color luminous indexes and hands
PacMan Black with white color luminous indexes and hands
Numerals Black with Cream color luminous indexes and hands with date
Numerals Green with Cream color luminous indexes and hands with date
Hands: Shiny silver color with cream or white Swiss Super Luminova treatment
Indexes: Swiss Super Luminova treatment

Movement
Self-winding SW200 no date (without ghost position) and date version
28’800 vibrations per hour (4 Hz)
Power reserve: 38 hours

Functions
Hours, minutes and central sweep seconds
Date with quick setting
Self-winding mechanism with ball bearing
Stop second device
26 jewels

Strap
Brown & black leather, Tropic, Stainless steel Beads of Rice & Extensible Oyster bracelet
Lug width: 20 mm
Buckle: 316L stainless steel pin buckle

Retail price
850€ / CHF 920 / USD 1000 with leathers or tropic
1050€ / CHF 1135 / USD 1275 with Beads of Rice or Extensible Oyster bracelets