GROVANA

Grovana is a Swiss watch company based in Tenniken, a municipality in the district of Sissach in the canton of Basel-Country in Switzerland. The brand traces its origins to 1920s. Grovana Watch Company produces Swiss made timepieces under Grovana and Swiss Alpine Military trademarks.

Grovana Watch Company had been the official licensee of the famous Revue Thommen watch brand from 2001 to 2011 and after this period the trademark rights of Revue Thommen watch brand were handed over to the newly formed joint company GT Thommen Watch Co.(GTWAG) in Waldenburg.

Timeline

1924: Hans and Walter Gröflin found H. und W. Gröflin Uhrenfabrik AG. The purpose of the company is to produce watch movements.

1961: Hans Gröflin decides to found his own watch factory under the name of Hans Gröflin AG. A new factory building is erected at Bisnachtweg 42.

1970: Werner Bitterli takes over Hans Gröflin AG and the name is changed to Grovana Uhrenfabrik AG.

1971: The production of watch movements is gradually being reduced whilst the development of the company’s own collection simultaneously starts under the name of ‘Grovana’.

1980: The Swiss watch industry slips into the biggest crisis in its history. The demand for mechanical watches steadily decreases. Werner Bitterli decides to launch a new collection with quartz analog movements.

1985: Due to the great demand for watches with quartz analog movements, the production premises have to be extended for the first time.

1990: Grovana enters new markets in Eastern Europe and Russia.

1999: The premises must be extended for a second time to optimise the storage and forwarding facilities.

2001: Grovana concludes a license agreement with Revue Thommen AG in Waldenburg to produce the “Revue Thommen” brand and market it worldwide.

2002: The mechanical movements are acquired under the license agreement with Revue Thommen AG. Grovana decides to produce these movements again and to sell them exclusively under the brand of “Revue Thommen”.

2003: The premises must be extended for a third time. This extension is designed to improve the production processes.

2006: Grovana makes the first prototypes of a module for the exclusive manufacture movements. The mechanical manufacture movements are produced under the name of GT (Grovana Tenniken).

2007: Grovana opens its first retail shop in Liestal, BL, Switzerland.

2012: The joint company GT Thommen Watch Co. is founded together with several partners.

2014: Grovana celebrates its 90th anniversary.

Featured Timepieces

Official website: https://www.grovana.ch/en

Grovana Airborne 1

This Grovana chronograph is an exceptional watch in every sense and stands out with power and dynamic but also with unique elegance.

The generous 43 mm diameter allows the wearer to admire the functional features of their timepiece: date, hour, minute and second, chronograph function and calendar. Thanks to the transparent sapphire crystal, the seamless movement of the hands can be admired, as can the look of the watch on the wrist.

Grovana Airborne 1 chronograph watch

Technical details

REF. NO. 1654.9

Case: Stainless steel 316 L
Bracelet: Leather strap
Crystal: Sapphire
Diameter: 43 mm
Movement: RHQ 3540.Dwith date, hours, minutes and second hands, chronograph indication and calendar at 4 o’clock
Waterproof: 10 ATM
Executions: Steel-blue / steel-black / black-black

 

Grovana GMT Moontimer

The GMT Moontimer from Swiss watch brand Grovana displays two time-zones with additional moon-phase and date functions. This stainless steel watch (also available in rose gold plated steel) with 41mm case incorporates three Swiss made Ronda quartz movements.

Grovana GMT Moontimer watch

Powering the home time display with moon-phase and date is a Ronda 788 quartz caliber. The hour and minute hands of the GMT/Second time zone dial is driven by Ronda 751 movement. The separate seconds dial is equipped with the Ronda 753 movement. Its case is topped with a sapphire crystal glass.

Technical details

Case: Stainless steel 316 L
Bracelet: Leather strap
Crystal: Sapphire
Diameter: 41 mm
Movement: RHQ 788, 751, 753
Waterproof: 5 ATM
Executions: steel-silver / steel-black / rose-silver
3-year-international-warranty

Grovana Grande Date

Equipped with a Ronda 7004.B quartz movement, the Grovana Grande Date watch boasts a pure, restrained design distinguished by its elegant simplicity, setting the stage for a large date at 12 o’clock and small seconds at 6 o’clock.

These two perfectly readable and useful functions stand out against the silver-toned dial enhanced with delicate raised motifs. The facetted hands and hour-markers create a subtle contrast with the case. This  Grovana watch is worn on a calfskin leather strap.

Grovana Grande Date watch

Technical details

Movement
Quartz, Ronda 7004.B calibre

Functions
Hours, minutes, seconds, date

Case
316L stainless steel or gold-plated steel, 43 mm
Sapphire crystal
Water-resistant to 50 metres (5 bar/165 ft)

Dial
Silver-toned or black
Large date at 12 o’clock
Small seconds at 6 o’clock
Facetted gilt hands and hour-markers

Strap
Chestnut brown calfskin

Grovana Master Commander

Swiss watch maker Grovana unveils their new chronograph timepiece Master Commander. This high Performance sports timepiece features a generous 50 mm case, perfectly legible dial, comfortable silicon strap and water-resistance to 100 metres.

Designed for functionality, its chronograph display is joined by additional useful indications such as day and date. In black, its credentials are undeniably masculine and dynamic, accentuated by the red seconds hand and day hand.

Grovana Master Commander chronograph watch

Technical details

Movement
ISA 8172 quartz

Functions
Hours, minutes, seconds, chronograph, day, date

Case
316L stainless steel with black or pink PVD treatment, 50 mm
Sapphire crystal
Water-resistant to 100 metres (10 bar / 330 ft)

Dial
Black or white
Date at 4 o’clock, day at 6 o’clock
Minute counter at 10 o’clock, small seconds at 2 o’clock

Strap
Black, white or orange silicon incorporating steel links

GROVANA Day Retrograde

Day Retrograde is a stand out timepiece from the GROVANA Retrograde line. Here, we highlight two models of Day Retrograde watch.

First model boasts an asymmetrical combination of the day retrograde display and large date combined with a small seconds at 6 o’clock. This timepiece is available in a stainless steel or PVD 5N pink gold-plated version with a black or silvered structured dial. Its case measures 41 mm diameter and houses a Ronda 7004.P quartz movement.

GROVANA Day Retrograde watch

Technical details

Movement
Ronda 7004.P quartz

Functions
Hours, minutes, seconds, retrograde day and large date

Case
Stainless steel or PVD 5N pink gold-plated, 41 mm
Sapphire crystal
Water-resistant to 30 m

Dial
Silvered or black
Asymmetrical retrograde day
Double large date window at 1 o’clock
Small seconds at 6 o’clock

Strap
Stainless steel with folding clasp

The Second model features a double date window at 12 o’clock, while a hand swings in an arc positioned at 6 o’clock marking the passing days. This timepiece is available in stainless steel or plated with 5N pink gold versions with Silvered, blue or black dial. The case measures 40 mm diameter and houses Ronda 7003.L quartz movement.

GROVANA Day Retrograde watch

Technical details

Movement
Quartz Ronda 7003.L

Functions
Hours, minutes, seconds, large date and retrograde day

Case
Stainless steel or plated with PVD 5N pink gold, 40 mm
Sapphire crystal
Water-resistant to 50 m / 5 ATM

Dial
Silvered, blue or black
Retrograde days at 6 o’clock
Double date window at 12 o’clock

Strap
Genuine leather with crocodile pattern, stainless steel folding clasp