Stainless steel case (38 mm in diameter, 5 mm thick), Stainless steel screw-in caseback, Black guilloche dial, Silvertone hands, Roman numerals and indices, Date display window at the 6 o'clock position, Scratch resistant sapphire crystal, Swiss quartz movement, Water resistant to 3 ATM/30 meters/99 feet, Polished stainless steel bracelet, Deployment clasp, Model number: 1708.1137.
Grovana is a firm that has made a name for itself in the Swiss watch making industry through innovation and flexibility. Up to the 1970s it made mechanical watches that were always state of the art. For decades the Swiss watch industry has been renowned all over the world for the quality and accuracy of its products.
Grovana began to move into new markets as early as the 1970s. This led to a collection being presented that met the requirements of the different markets and made the Grovana brand name successful. Thanks to this flexibility Grovana weathered the crises in the Swiss watch industry very well, a time when many companies were forced out of business. Grovana was one of the first Swiss watch manufacturers to start making analog quartz watches. This technological know-how enabled Grovana to open up new markets.
As early as 1982 80% of Grovana's output consisted of analog quartz watches. Grovana has carefully targeted the further expansion called for new investments. Appropriate measures had to be taken in the form of constant increases in production to satisfy the demand for Grovana watches on the world market. That is why the manufacturing and administrative divisions in Tenniken were extended in 1986. Work is currently in progress on a further capacity increase. In recent years Grovana has achieved annual sales increases of between 5% and 15%. This is attributable to two factors: firstly, the further extension of existing markets and, secondly, the political changes in Central and Eastern Europe. Grovana has been able to open up significant new markets in the Baltic States, Russia, Ukraine, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Romania. Today Grovana exports to more than 80 countries and presents its collection every year at numerous European and overseas trade fairs.
In future the company's supreme objective will still be to produce high-quality, technically excellent Swiss watches. An attractive collection of Swiss Made watches is to be made available to the worldwide clientele, enabling Grovana to meet the different requirements of the local markets.
A new building wing came into service in January 2000. The work preparation process can be optimised as a result of the extension. The entire components warehouse was brought together in this new building and at the same time new forwarding unit was put into operation. This means all work process connected with watch manufacture are now more optimally organized.
Special attention was also paid to the repair service. New, clearly laid out warehouse facilities make it possible to quickly assemble spare parts for our agents. This means Grovana can continue to guarantee that our spare parts can be despatched to the agents within 48 hours.
New production facility was taken into operation to be used exclusively for the production of REVUE THOMMEN manufacture movements.
The Grovana Company will continue to make further substantial investments in the existing buildings over the next few years.
Grovana is convinced that in this way we will be able to enter the next millennium confidently. This business policy will further strengthen the sales markets and also bring much pleasure to the owner of Grovana watches in future.