Nivada Grenchen is adding a touch of flair to their Super Antarctic reissue with the help of Seconde Second, a Paris based horological artist that crafts playful hour, minute, or second hand replacements. The outfit has been used by the likes of Massena LAB, and renowned watch designer, Eric Giroud. In working with fellow French based brand Nivada Grenchen, now for the second time, we’re treated to a limited edition Super Antarctic called “Keep Frozen”, featuring a snowflake central second disc rendered in one of two colors.
The Super Antarctic is a reissue of the Antarctic watch from 1950, a watch popular with the American navy during the Deep Freeze 1 expedition to the South Pole between 1955 and 1956. If there’s one thing that Nivada Grenchen has impressed us with in the course of their re-birth in recent years, it’s been their ability to accurately capture the look and feel of the original watches in modern reissues. See our review of the wild Chronomaster Aviator Sea Diver here. The Super Antarctic is no exception, reviving the aesthetic of the mid century tool watch to great effect.