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CROTON NIVADA GRENCHEN
“Chronograph Aligned Ns”

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The Chronomaster model wasn’t just a chronograph. It was more like the Super-Chronograph. It in fact had an astonishing number of functions. Such a purpose is accurately reflected in the model’s name: CHRONOMASTER AVIATOR SEA DIVER, which suggests a clientele of professional racing drivers, pilots and divers, as well as the multiple functions evoked in the advertising of the 1960s: THE WORLD’S BUSIEST WATCH – HAS MORE USES THAN EVER COUNTED.

The models fitted with the Venus 210 caliber are the first representatives of the Chronomaster dynasty, yet they don’t have that name on their dials. Instead they are inscribed CHRONOGRAPH. The first watches appeared in 1961. They are immediately recognizable by their small pushers and their wide broad arrow hours hand. These are perhaps the most emblematic of the Chronomaster models and the most exemplary in the collective imagination of collectors.

The reference 105 / 8987 is characterized by its dial and the fact that the CROTON brand name was probably added as an afterthought. The type size of CROTON turns out to be slightly bigger than that of NIVADA GRENCHEN, and the letters N of CROTON and GRENCHEN are aligned.

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About this watch

The Chronomaster model wasn’t just a chronograph. It was more like the Super-Chronograph. It in fact had an astonishing number of functions. Such a purpose is accurately reflected in the model’s name: CHRONOMASTER AVIATOR SEA DIVER, which suggests a clientele of professional racing drivers, pilots and divers, as well as the multiple functions evoked in the advertising of the 1960s: THE WORLD’S BUSIEST WATCH – HAS MORE USES THAN EVER COUNTED.

The models fitted with the Venus 210 caliber are the first representatives of the Chronomaster dynasty, yet they don’t have that name on their dials. Instead they are inscribed CHRONOGRAPH. The first watches appeared in 1961. They are immediately recognizable by their small pushers and their wide broad arrow hours hand. These are perhaps the most emblematic of the Chronomaster models and the most exemplary in the collective imagination of collectors.

The reference 105 / 8987 is characterized by its dial and the fact that the CROTON brand name was probably added as an afterthought. The type size of CROTON turns out to be slightly bigger than that of NIVADA GRENCHEN, and the letters N of CROTON and GRENCHEN are aligned.

Watchfid Score

8.9 / 10

About the Model

#79.xxx is a great example of this specific series. Its parts are conform and its condition is excellent for a watch from the very early 1960s, deserving a Watch Score of 8.9. An Extra Score of + 0.5 is due to its unrestored condition and its overall coherence.

Our WATCHFID Rating is 9.4.

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Extract of Archives: Yes

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