Nivada Grenchen*** Depthomatic*** 1966
Nivada Grenchen, Depthomatic with Misprint "Dephtomatic" Dial, Circa 1966
Serial: 57023
Circa: 1966
Reference: 3137

CASE: 40mm (Bezel 42mm), Stainless Steel silver aluminium depth bezel Bourdon tube, twin winding crowns
Inner caseback dated 6-66

MOVEMENT: Calibre ETA 2472, automatic, 17 jewels

DIAL: Black with luminous tritium markers, date window at 3 o'clock, broad arrow hands, black inner 60-min rotating bezel set by upper crown.

BRACELET: Brown leather strap

CONDITION REPORT: Overall mint condition and all orignal.

NOTES: Dial has a rare misprint of Depthomatic spelled Dephtomatic instead and only seen on a few examples thus far. Bernard Delmotte, chief diver on Cousteau's Calypso crew, used to wear this model and can been seen in photos this Nivada Depthomatic. Nivada Grenchen, located at the town of Grenchen, was a niche watchmaker that created several interesting watches. Perhaps the most well known Chronomaster chronograph. The Depthomatic was unique in that it could function as a depth measurement tool by using the Bourdon depth gauge tube. This is an instrument for measuring the pressure of gases or liquids, consisting of a semicircular or coiled, flexible metal tube attached to a gauge that records the degree to which the tube is straightened by the pressure of the gas or liquid inside. An interesting mechanism for that time period. This model is hardly seen for sale today and especially in this extremely well preserved condition. Furthermore, this rare misprint "dephtomatic" dial has only been observed a handful of times.