Nivada Grenchen "Paul Newman" Orange is on Fire!
 

Nivada Grenchen "Paul Newman" Orange is on Fire!

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Following the resounding success of its initial edition, Nivada Grenchen proudly announces the launch of its latest masterpiece - the new and improved version of the meca-quartz hybrid model.

As timeless as ever, the new Chronoking "Paul Newman" Orange brings together the charm of vintage aesthetics with the cutting-edge precision of quartz and mechanical movements.

Chronoking "Paul Newman" OrangeChronoking "Paul Newman" Orange - Credit Nivada Grenchen

Embracing the Revival of the 70s - The Pop Years!

The era of the 70s is experiencing a vibrant resurgence with its captivating colors, materials, and designs captivating modern tastes. In this exciting revival, vintage chronographs have become a symbol of contemporary chic, igniting the passion of collectors and enthusiasts, not just those with a nostalgic fondness for the disco era.

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Innovative Reinterpretation of the Legendary Chronomaster

For this remarkable release, Nivada Grenchen drew inspiration from the iconic vintage Chronoking dial, a product of the exuberant and unforgettable seventies. Featuring the classic "Paul Newman" style sub-dials, encased in an eye-catching tonneau case housing the renowned Valjoux 72 movement, this exclusive timepiece carries a historic legacy. Notably, the dial was crafted by the esteemed Swiss artisan Jean Singer, renowned for creating some of the most sought-after and collectible exotic dials in the horological world. From the striking Speedmaster Racing to the vibrant Heuer Skipper and Universal's intense blue Nina, Jean Singer's artistic mastery has left an indelible mark on watchmaking history.

Chronoking "Paul Newman" OrangeChronoking "Paul Newman" Orange - Credit Nivada Grenchen

A Flamboyant Tribute to the 70s

Exuding the exuberance of the 70s, the new Nivada Chronoking "Paul Newman" Orange brilliantly captures the essence of this iconic era. Adorned with tan sub-dials and the distinct "Newman" typography in art deco style, the black dial is illuminated with an orange gradient minute track, creating an extraordinary sense of depth and vibrancy.

Chronoking "Paul Newman" OrangeChronoking "Paul Newman" Orange - Credit Nivada Grenchen

Limited Pre-Order Window

Collectors and enthusiasts will have the exclusive opportunity to pre-order this limited-edition timepiece during a 5-week window, starting from July 27th to August 31st, 2023. All pre-orders will be fulfilled and delivered in September and October, ensuring that owners of the Chronoking "Paul Newman" Orange become part of a select group of watch connoisseurs.

Chronoking "Paul Newman" OrangeChronoking "Paul Newman" Orange - Credit Nivada Grenchen

The Fusion of Quartz Precision and Mechanical Elegance

Proudly assembled in Switzerland, the Nivada Chronoking houses the trusted Seiko VK64A meca-quartz movement, epitomizing the perfect fusion of quartz accuracy and the smooth mechanics akin to a self-winding movement. Seamlessly blending the best of old-school charm with avant-garde ingenuity, the meca-quartz movement serves as a testament to the remarkable capabilities of hybrid technology.

Chronoking "Paul Newman" OrangeChronoking "Paul Newman" Orange - Credit Nivada Grenchen

Nivada Grenchen watches have been part of the Swiss watchmaking landscape since 1926, when Jacob Schneider founded the brand in Grenchen. In 1976, his son Max took over the company. In the USA, the Croton Company was the official distributor of all Nivada Grenchen watches, which explains why some timepieces bear the Croton signature. In 1930, Nivada Grenchen was one of the first companies to manufacture automatic watches.

  • Movement: Seiko VK64 meca-quartz,
  • Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds, date, chronograph, tachometer
  • Case: 316L stainless steel
  • Finishes: Polished and brushed
  • Diameter: 38mm
  • Thickness: 13.7mm
  • Crystal: Double-domed sapphire crystal
  • Bezel: Unidirectional rotating, aluminum
  • Case back: Solid, screwed-in
  • Water resistance: 10ATM (about 100 meters, 330 feet)
  • Strap: Black “rallye leather”
  • Retail price: 479 $/430 €/410CHF

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