Incoming: Cousin of Geophisic, Nivada Antarctic Chronometer
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    Incoming: Cousin of Geophisic, Nivada Antarctic Chronometer

    I've got a lovely new piece on the way over from the Auctionata auction today and thought I would share it with my friends here.




    This is a Nivada (Grenchen) Antarctic Chronometer from about 1960. Like the famed Jaeger-LeCoultre Geophysic and Rolex Explorer, this was commemorative of the watches built for Antarctic expeditions during International Geophysical Year, 1957/1958. Nivada is certainly not as well-known (selling as Croton over here in the USA) but their watches are find.

    I particularly liked the "snowflake" dial on this particular Antarctic Chronometer. Very lovely, with contrast to the "icicle" markers. The dial reminds me of the Grand Seiko Snowflake, and I see a hint of Jaeger-LeCoultre in the case.


    On the back is another treat: A gold medallion depicting an Antarctic research station!



    Inside is a chronometer-rated ETA 2472.


    Here's a bit more on the Rolex and Jaeger-LeCoultre Antarctic watches: jlc.watchprosite.com
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    Re: Incoming: Cousin of Geophisic, Nivada Antarctic Chronometer

    Nice watch in excellent condition! Interesting to see a red date on an ETA 2472 (more of and Adolf Schild feature in my experience). I have an ETA 2472 from the mid sixties in a Provita and that has a black number date ring.....

    Hartmut Richter

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