Nivada Grenchen, often an unsung hero in the watchmaking world, boasts a history as rich and authentic as it is fascinating. Established in 1926 by Jacob Schneider, the brand swiftly carved out a niche for itself with beautifully crafted, affordable, and highly reliable tool watches, standing out in an era of more conventional timepieces.
Marked with ‘T SWISS MADE T’ at 6 o’clock, the orange dial of the vintage Depthmaster isn’t just a nod to authenticity; it’s a timestamp to an era. This designation signifies the use of Tritium, a luminescent material that replaced the banned Radium in 1962, offering a safer and more reliable glow. This marking not only confirms the dial’s vintage status but also serves as a key to its dating and authentication.