Last month we were ecstatic to announce our partnership with the Niva Red Legend Team, who, with Lada’s official backing, will be returning the marque to the Dakar Rally for the first time in 34 years with their Lada Niva T1. Now, we bring more excellent news in the form of a limited run timepiece by Maurice de Mauriac - the magnificent “Niva Red Legend” Chrono Modern, limited to 34 pieces and available on the Classic Driver Shop.
Powered by a mechanical automatic Swiss Valjoux movement (ETA 7750) underneath a 42 mm stainless steal case with a tough black PVD coating. It features a screw crown, screw-down pushers, and and open case back protected by red sapphire similar to that found on the “Sees Red" L3. The front crystal is also sapphire, while the strap is kevlar, resulting in a tough and utilitarian watch that looks every bit as mean as the Niva T1 Dakar racer. With such a limited run, we’re sure this timepiece won’t be available for long, so pre-order now and you’ll have one extremely cool christmas present on your wrist.