Following the announcement of its remarkable partnership with mechanical movement manufacturer, Kenissi, NORQAIN has presented the first timepiece fitted with its exclusive Manufacture Calibre.
Christened Independence 20, this new wristwatch is powered by the three-handed calibre NN20/1, boasting 70-hour power reserve and COSC-certified precision. This modern and elegant sports watch features a scratched forest green dial. The Independence 20 is limited to just 200 pieces and will be available at authorised NORQAIN retailers.
In addition to the NORQAIN Manufacture Calibre NN20/1 inside, another remarkable feature of the 42mm Independence 20 is its forest green dial. The scratched decoration is unique for each timepiece – no two models look exactly the same.
The dial features a black inner bezel with a 60-minute indication and hand-applied indexes. The facetted hour and minute hands have a SuperLuminova tip while the seconds hand has a red tip that matches the red “Chronometer” indication on the dial.
Underscoring the Independence 20’s sophistication is its stainless steel case, which features satined, polished and sandblasted finishings. All three finishings decorate the case, an impressive accomplishment that gives the watch an outstanding flair that perfectly captures the DNA of the collection.
As with all NORQAIN timepieces, the polished NORQAIN plate is on the left side of the case and is ready for the wearer to personalise it with a life motto, memorable date or important location that tells their own story.
The Independence 20 is presented on either a high-quality stainless steel bracelet with brushed and polished links CHF 2’990.-or integrated black leather strap CHF 2’840.- that ensures the wearer’s comfort.
Visible through the scratch-proof box sapphire glass caseback is the Manufacture Calibre NN20/1 – the exclusive automatic movement that the independent brand introduced earlier this year. Produced in collaboration with movement manufacturer Kenissi, which was founded by watch brand Tudor, the NN20/1 is stylishly decorated with NORQAIN touches such as the golden “double-N” logo – symbolising the Swiss Alps – and the brand’s core values engraved on the bridge as “Adventure – Freedom – Independence.”
The calibre NN20/1 exceeds industry standards and has been issued COSC certification. It boasts an impressive weekend-proof 70-hour power reserve and its sturdy construction features a transversing bridge with two-point fixation that ensures the timekeeping performance will not be hindered by powerful activity.
NORQAIN timepieces equipped with a Manufacture Calibre come with an impressive four-year international warranty – a testament to the high quality and reliability of the movement. When the customer registers to join the NORQAINER Club within one month after their purchase, they will receive an additional year of warranty for a total of five years.
The launch of its Manufacture Calibres in February marked an important accomplishment for the family-owned brand. NN20/1 and NN20/2 helped NORQAIN establish itself as a distinctive brand in the Swiss watch industry and showed that it is taking steps to ensure its long-term independence while offering customers timekeeping quality that exceeds industry standards. The new Independence 20 is the first watch in NORQAIN’s collection to be fitted with one of these high-performance calibres.