Second/second, alias Romaric André, is a French artist who has established international noto- riety among aficionados twisting and customising vintage watches from leading brands. After a first Collab. around his model Dephmas- ter, Nivada Grenchen recontacts him, and his irony, to personalize an another icon of the brand, the Super Antarctic. And, rather than evoke the great polar explorations and the heroic destinies that were forged there, se- cond/second plunged this Super Antarctic into everyone’s daily life. The watch, flanked by a «Keep Frozen» in place of its second hand, looks like a frozen product that you can imagine, no longer on the ice, but stored in the freezer between two ice creams. Second/second evokes here his desire to «make crazy and grandiose cohabitation, and why not enter into resonance with some current issues, especially that of conserving the Antarctic, the real one, very cool! ».
Swiss Power & Heritage
Originally designed and manufactured in Grenchen, Switzerland we’ve kept true to our roots. Our Super Antarctic is powered by the Swiss-made Soprod P024 3 hands automatic wind. All of our watches are made in Switzerland in true Nivada Grenchen authenticity and quality standards. Featuring a 100m (10 ATM) water resistance & a screw-down crown, you’ll be ready for any water: whether liquid or solid.
Our Super Antarctic is the not-so-distant cousin of the original Nivada Antarctic collection launched in 1950. The original rose to fame when it was used by members of the American Navy’s Deep Freeze 1 Task Force during their expeditions in the South Pole (1955-56). It was noted as being reliable and robust enough to perform in the most extreme conditions. Today’s Super Antarctic is an evolution from the original Antarctic keeping close to the 50s’ lines & design. Just like the original Antarctics, we’ve added the 1957 International Geophysical Medallion directly on the case-back of all our modern Super Antarctics.
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The prototype we send for review contains the title of the watch in another format