After Nivada Grenchen’s resurrection of the Chronomaster in 2020, the Swiss watchmaker has another retro chronograph in the works.

The Datomaster follows the Chronomaster release and offers Nivada Grenchen fans a second vintage-esque chronograph to consider. Featuring a 39 mm (46 mm lug-to-lug) stainless steel case with a slightly domed sapphire crystal, a thickness of 13.75 mm for the solid caseback version and 13.95 mm for the sapphire caseback, powered by an outsourced Sellita 510 manually wound chronograph caliber, and the Datomaster will be available in three attractive dial variations (black/white, white/black, light gray/white).

A two-register dial, applied indices, baton shapes hands, orange highlights on the chronograph seconds hand and minute counter, and the namesake date window at 12 o’clock — present a distinctive, alternative aesthetic to the Chronomaster while remaining resolutely vintage in style.

The 2022 Nivada Grenchen Datomaster will be available in October in the company’s broad selection of straps and bracelets and is shown above with the beads-of-rice style bracelet. Retail is around $2,000 give or take, depending on strap or bracelet choice, and if you pre-order or not.


Photo by Nivada Grenchen.

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