Nivada is paying homage to the original Antarctic Diver model with a modern reinterpretation of the classic diver. First launched in the late 1950s, this watch was born during the golden age of undersea exploration and has since become the brand’s flagship model. The current version features an enhanced version of the historic design aesthetic and is powered by modernized diving technology. With increased water resistance and improved movement, the new Antarctic Diver is bringing Nivada’s history to life.

For the exterior, Nivada chose satin-brushed steel with a diameter of 38mm. Completing the moderate footprint, the watch sits at 12.9mm on the wrist. The unidirectional bezel is a piece of black ceramic with bold contrasting white minute markers and markers. On the back, the back is engraved with an image of a penguin along with the brand and collection name. With a screw-down crown at 3 o’clock, the case is water-resistant up to 200 meters.

For the dial, Nivada chose sharp black as the base to recreate the original layout. The hands and indexes are painted in a “latte cream” color that contrasts quite well with the dark dial. Honoring the previous dial design even further, the new offering includes discrete crosses marking the four quadrants of the dial. The date window is located at the 3 o’clock position and is topped with a magnifying glass for increased legibility. Completing the vintage-inspired aesthetic, the Nivada Automation logo sits proudly at the 12 o’clock position, while the name Antarctica-Diver is written in lettering at the 6 o’clock position.

Integrated inside the Antarctic Diver is the caliber SOPROD P024, a three-hand self-winding mechanism. Capable of displaying hours, minutes and seconds, the movement has a power reserve of approximately 38 hours.

The new Nivada Antarctic Diver retails for $900. It is available with five strap variations and five bracelet variations, all of which are available on the brand’s website.

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