Introducing the Ace Jewelers & Nivada Grenchen Super Antarctic Polar

December 2023

Introducing the Ace Jewelers & Nivada Grenchen Super Antarctic Polar

The Dutch jeweller and Swiss watch manufacturer join forces for a limited edition in polar colors to pay homage to Nivada Grenchen’s flagship model. The addition of a vibrant orange seconds hand, a nod to Arctic exploration gear and also the Dutch national color, adds a touch of flair.


ce Jewelers and Nivada Grenchen are proud to to introduce the Super Antarctic Polar wristwatch. This exclusive timepiece promises to captivate watch enthusiasts and collectors with its distinctive design and impeccable craftsmanship.

Launched in the mid-1950s, the original Nivada Grenchen Antarctic gained renown when it accompanied the Operation Deep Freeze 1 mission to the South Pole in 1955/56. The Ace Jewelers Super Antarctic Limited Edition pays homage to Nivada Grenchen’s flagship model, celebrating its legacy as essential equipment in polar expeditions. This watch seamlessly merges Nivada Grenchen’s expertise with Ace Jewelers’ discerning taste and watch curation skills, resulting in a watch that is both cool as ice as well as a fitting tribute to an underrated classic.

Drawing inspiration from the pristine beauty of the polar regions, the design features a pristine white dial reminiscent of ice-covered landscapes. The addition of a vibrant orange seconds hand, a nod to Arctic exploration gear and also the Dutch national color, adds a touch of flair. Notably, this marks the first instance of the Super Antarctic featuring a white dial, making this limited edition truly distinctive.

Introducing the Ace Jewelers & Nivada Grenchen Super Antarctic Polar

“Being longtime admirers of Nivada Grenchen, we were thrilled when Guillaume and his teams successfully revitalised the brand,” says Alon Ben Joseph, CEO of Ace Jewelers. “Impressed by their accomplishments, we eagerly sought to establish an exclusive retail partnership for the Netherlands and proposed an exciting collaboration. The enthusiasm within Team Ace was palpable, with a multitude of ideas buzzing around. Despite having concepts for 10 more collaborations, we chose the principle of”less is more“for our inaugural collaboration, paying homage to one of the most iconic explorer watches ever created.”

The Ace x Nivada Grenchen Super Antarctic Polar draws inspiration from the Super Antarctic 32025A template. Departing from the standard production version’s matte black with white print, this unique edition embraces its polar opposite: a clean, matte white background adorned with contrasting black print. The bright orange second hand not only adds a vibrant touch, but also pays homage to the color commonly associated with high-visibility Arctic exploration gear. For example, the British Antarctic Survey, the United Kingdom’s leading polar research institute, employs orange for its fleet of De Haviland airplanes, its standard-issue jackets, and more. With Ace Jewelers hailing from Amsterdam, the Netherlands, it also doesn’t hurt that orange is the Dutch national color.

“Alon and I initially connected through his podcast series, The Real Time Show, and our friendship quickly blossomed from there. This laid the groundwork for discussions about a collaboration with Ace Jewelers. With a swift and unanimous decision, we agreed that the watch should incorporate some orange elements as a tribute to the Netherlands. Our in-person meeting in Geneva during Watches & Wonders this year solidified the idea, and we collectively finalised the concept for a Polar edition as a fitting tribute,” says Guillaume Ladet, CEO of Nivada Grenchen.

Nivada Grenchen, a storied Swiss watch manufacturer, has enjoyed a long and illustrious history of crafting exceptional timepieces since its founding in 1926 in Grenchen, Switzerland. With a legacy of precision engineering, commitment to quality, and innovative design, Nivada earned its place as a respected name in the world of horology.

In recent years, the brand experienced a remarkable rebirth under the visionary leadership of Guillaume Ladet. Ladet’s passion for horology and his dedication to reviving heritage watch brands breathed new life into Nivada Grenchen, revitalising its legacy and preserving its commitment to exquisite craftsmanship. This exciting revival has further solidified Nivada’s position in the Swiss watchmaking industry, as it continues to blend classic elegance with contemporary technology, making it a compelling choice for watch enthusiasts who appreciate the art and functionality of fine timepieces.

The Dutch Ace Jewelers is owned and run by the Ben Joseph family. It encompasses both a luxurious boutique and an international eBoutique. Situated in Amsterdam’s Museum Quarter in The Netherlands, the Ace & Dik boutique proudly serves as an authorised dealer for an extensive array of top-tier fine jewellery and watch brands. These include esteemed names such as Tudor, Zenith, Bulgari, Christiaan van der Klaauw, Nomos, Nanis, and numerous others.

Over the past decade, Ace Jewelers has collaborated with various brands to create limited edition timepieces, all of which have garnered critical acclaim. Since its inception in 1975, Ace Jewelers has also maintained an extensive collection of high-end, certified pre-owned watches. In 2008, Ace Jewelers introduced the eBoutique AceJewelers.com, establishing itself as an innovative omni-channel retailer in the industry.

The Nivada Grenchen Super Antarctic Polar is exclusively available from Ace Jewelers boutique in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, as well as online via AceJewelers.com. It’s priced at EUR 1.155 incl. 21% VAT and outside the EU at EUR 955 excluding VAT.

Introducing the Ace Jewelers & Nivada Grenchen Super Antarctic Polar


• 32025A-ACE1
• Limited edition 50 pieces

• Brushed and polished stainless steel 3-part case
• Diameter of 38 mm
• Height of 12 mm
• Double domed Sapphire Glass
• Closed case back with gold medallion; engraving “Ace Jewelers xx/50”
• Water-resistant up to 10ATM/100m/330feet

• White dial with matt finishing
• Silver color applied indexes with white luminous treatment

• Soprod P024
• 38-hour power reserve, 28’800 alt/h, 25 jewels

• Hours, minutes, centre seconds

• Hand-polished silver color hour and minute hands with White C.Lum.
• Orange color second hand

• Beads of Rice stainless steel bracelet; complimentary orange NATO-strap

• 2 years

• Available via AceJewelers.com and the Ace & Dik boutique in Amsterdam.

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