Nivada Chronomaster Aviator Sea Diver Valjoux 92 Ref.85001

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The Watch
As the model name suggests, this nifty Nivada Chronomaster could cover the sky, land, and sea.
The Chronomaster was introduced in 1961. Advertisements read “The Chronomaster is a Super-Chronograph” and “The Croton Nivada Grenchen CHRONOMASTER is a favorite with sports car drivers, airline pilots, skin divers, yacht race enthusiasts, engineers, navigators, scientists, business executives, and a host of others.” Now that covers pretty much all of the bases. They were also promoted as “wrist-size computers that do more than tell time.”

This guy is in excellent vintage condition, the dial and hand lume has aged beautifully. Beating away inside the 38mm Steel Case is the highly sought after Valjoux 92 movement, which is regarded as the best movement that Nivada used in these CASD's.


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The Specs

Age: c.1962-1966.
Reference: 85001.
Movement: Manual winding, with 30 Minute Chronograph. 
Calibre: Valjoux 92.
Timekeeping: Very Good.
Service History: Fully Professionally Serviced by John Senior, April 2024.
Dial: Original Nivada Tritium Dial.
Case: All Steel.
Case Size: 38mm.
Bezel: Bi-Directional Minute/Hour Rotating Bezel. 
Water Resistant?: No.
Hands: All Original Broad Arrow Handset.
Crystal: Believed to be Original Crystal.
Crown and Pushers: Original Nivada Crown and Pushers.
Strap/Bracelet: On a new 20mm Light Brown Leather Strap with Stainless Steel buckle.
Lug Width: 20mm

Getting Acquainted

Bits that stand out:
- Excellent Condition.
- Top Quality Valjoux 92 Movement.
- Dial and Hand Lume has aged beautifully.
- Regatta Counter.
- Believed to be all original bar strap.
Nitty Gritty:
- Minor Marks and Scratches to Case.

Overall this Chronomaster is in Excellent Vintage condition.
 The Dial is in super condition. The Tritium lume has aged wonderfully.
 Case is in very good order for its age and nature with some marks and scratches. 
 Crystal is believed to be original, in very good order.
 The handset is in very good order.
Bezel in very good shape.
Photographed on a 7in Wrist.