Movement : Automatic SOPROD Cal. P024
Age : 2021/2030
Specific Age : September 2022
Case Size : 38mm
Case Thickness : 11.5mm
Lug to Lug : 45mm
Lugs : 20mm
Condition : Pre-Owned
Box & Papers : Box & Papers
Case Material : Stainless Steel
Warranty : Manufacturer Warranty
The wrist model's wrist size is 7inch
Here we have a 2022 Nivada Super Antarctic "Keep Frozen" Seconde Seconde Forest Green, a collaboration with French artist Romaric André who has gained an international reputation for designing quirky and interesting customisations of vintage timepieces. Limited to just 15 pieces, the 38mm satin brushed with polished highlights stainless steel case curves over your wrist with thick tapered lugs, and a lug-to-lug length of 45mm and a case thickness of 11.5mm ensures a comfortable fit. On the right side is a signed screw-down crown with deep knurling for extra grip. A polished smooth bezel holds a domed sapphire crystal above a matte black dial. An outer minute track surrounds the applied triangle and baton indexes coated in Super-LumiNova marking the hours. Vintage-style hands filled with lume are complemented by an unusual rotating “Keep Frozen” second-hand, reminding us of a logo found on frozen products in our freezers, an interesting twist Romaric is famous for. At 12 o’clock we have the Nivada motif and “Automatic” printed underneath, at 6 o’clock “Super Antarctic 25 Rubis” completes this distinctive vintage-inspired timepiece. On the reverse a screw-down case back with the details of the watch around its edge and a 15/15 limited number and in the centre the Antarctic medallion, highlighting its explorer heritage, inside an automatic SOPROD Cal. P024, 25 jewels, beating at 28,800 beats per hour, based on the ETA 2824-2, it has hand winding and hacking seconds for your convenience. The watch comes paired with its 20mm “forest green” rubber strap with a signed buckle, and the watch comes with its Nivada presentation box and paperwork.
Seconde Seconde has really taken the watch collecting community by storm and this collaboration with Nivada has been a huge success, and rightfully so! This Antarctic "Keep Frozen" is a very clever play and that's exactly what we have come to expect from Seconde Seconde.
Nivada was founded in Grenchen Switzerland as early as 1879, but officially 1926 appears to be its foundation as in 1976 they celebrated their 50th anniversary. In 1939, Nivada built up a business deal with the New York-based Croton Watch Company to enable them to import and distribute Nivada watches within the US. This successful partnership would last for many years. Nivada Grenchen was imported and sold in the US under a number of different brand names such as Croton Nivada, Croton Nivada Grenchen, and Croton. During the 1960s and 70s, they were not allowed to use their Nivada name in the USA due to its phonetically sounding similar to Movado, so they used Nivada Grenchen instead. In 2018, two entrepreneurs in watchmaking, Guillaume Laidet, and Remi Chabrat, decided to revive the Nivada brand with its original legacy and in 2019 they obtained the licence to use the Nivada Grenchen copyright.