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2021-01-11

NIVADA GRENCHEN Depthmaster 1000 PAC-MAN [prototypes]

Ever feel like you’re being chased by ghosts while you’re trapped in maze, and all you have to eat are these small white dots and the occasional cherry? 

Then you probably need to get out more, but it’s gonna be okay cos’ help is on the way – well, it’s almost here. 

What we have here are the first glamour shots of Nivada Grenchen’s eagerly anticipated Depthmaster 1000 in its hottest form – Pac-Man! 

Btw more traditional dial variants will release alongside this as part of the Depthmaster 1000 collection.

Fyi (just in case you live in cave) this isn’t an officially licensed Pac-Man watch (hopefully you knew that); in fact it has pretty much sod all to do with the iconic 80s arcade character of the same name but – 

watch geeks being who they are (geeks) affectionately nicknamed it such because parallels were drawn between the watch’s quirky indexes which are in fact art-deco inspired and the cherry chomping, pizza-shaped dude we all know and love.

NG have just received their final Depthmaster 1000 proto-types, and they are very pleased. This means that production will go ahead soon (Feb 2021). 

This means we might have one of these little guys on our wrists just in time for the summer (June 2021). 

Here are the final specifications: the case will be in brushed Stainless steel measuring 39mm in diameter with a lug-to-lug measurement of 47mm and a height of 13mm.

Diver’s features include: a domed sapphire crystal, unidirectional diver’s bezel with a red 15-min scale, an automatic HEV (9 o’clock) and 1’000 meters of water-resistance. 

Powering the Nivada Grenchen Depthmaster collection will be a Swiss made Sellita SW200 automatic movement. The Depthmasters will be offered with either retro or modern lume colors. 

They will be optioned with several straps that will include the black Tropic and leather ones shown. MSRP will 1’000USD.

Thoughts? As much I ’ve been absolutely loving all the vintage diving chronographs such as NG’s Chronomaster Aviator SEA DIVER, Aquastar’s DEEPSTAR and the upcoming NAVICHRON from Ollech & Wajs – it’s tool divers that really speak to me. 

There is no official word yet on an Aquatar Benthos re-issue as the Deepstar is still a relatively new release but one should be on the cards in the next year or so. 

Until that day, this is going be the must-have historic tool-diver re-issue. What do you think?

 https://nivadagrenchenofficial.com/

4 comments:

  1. I have the original one from the 60's and the dome looks so low on the pictures but at least they kept a good size for the case

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