1970s Nivada Taravana Autochron (Ref. 87024)
Nivada Grenchen was founded in the 1920s in Grenchen, Switzerland, and was actually one of the first watch brands to manufacture automatic watches. Nivada came up with several other modern wristwatch innovations as well, creating waterproof and “rustless” watches that would stand up to the rigors of the outdoor adventures for which they were created.
That's where this Taravana comes in, an incredibly unique chronograph with offset registers and a beautiful blue dial. It's yet another example of the breadth of designs and functionalities offered by this under-the-radar Swiss brand.
|2pc Rubber Strap
The exceptional stainless steel cushion-shaped case is in crisp unpolished condition and shows almost no signs of use. The case retains its original unsigned crown and dual pump pushers on the right side, with a second unsigned crown at 10 o'clock position for setting the internal rotating bezel. The case back is unpolished and clean with almost no markings. The watch will be supplied on a 2pc rubber strap.
The silky blue dial is stunning and in remarkable shape, showing absolutely no blemishes or signs of wear. The dial features a silver subdial at 6 o'clock and a second grey one at 9, with the date window at 3 o'clock. The black inner rotating bezel is legible and in perfect condition as well. The original hands are in perfect condition and exhibit no degradation when inspected under U.V. light.
None. The watch was recently serviced, backed by a 1-year warranty on accurate timekeeping.