Swiss watch brand NORQAIN expands the NEVEREST series by unveiling a rugged 3-hand model with a fully luminescent dial.
The new NORQAIN Adventure NEVEREST Night Sight 40mm DLC watch comes with a high-quality X1 Super-LumiNova coating on the entire dial – ensuring perfect visibility at any hour.
In the light of day, the black hand-applied and satin-brushed numbers at 12, 3, 6 and 9 o’clock stand out from the sand-coloured background. The facetted light grey hands are set with X1 Super-LumiNova markers for a seamless design and flawless legibility. The Grade X1 Super-LumiNova boasts superior quality and shows a performance increase of up to 60% after two hours compared to the standard grade.
Its extremely robust stainless steel case features both polished and satined finishes. The case, bezel, screwed-down crown, and lugs complete the watch’s rugged look with all-black DLC coating. Even the NORQAIN plate on the left side of the case – engraved with “NEVEREST” – features DLC coating. The rectangular crown protection ensures durability and enhances the design.
The bi-directional bezel is engraved with the initials of the cardinal and ordinal directions. The exception is “north”, which is indicated with NORQAIN’s logo resembling a mountain peak. The versatility of “Night Sight” is confirmed with “200M/660FT” printed on the dial, indicating its water resistance.
The NORQAIN Adventure NEVEREST Night Sight 40mm DLC is equipped with NORQAIN’s Manufacture Calibre NN20/1, visible through the sapphire glass caseback.
The COSC-certified automatic movement has a weekend-proof power reserve of 70 hours. The exclusivity of the movement is confirmed by the engraving of the brand’s core values – “Adventure – Freedom – Independence” – on the bridge and the recognisable “double N” logo engraved on the oscillating weight.
The launch of its Manufacture Calibres in February 2020 marked an important milestone for the family-owned brand. Calibres NN20/1 and NN20/2 – produced in partnership with mechanical movement manufacturer, Kenissi – 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. Underscoring the quality of these calibres is NORQAIN’s four-year international warranty, which can be extended to five years when the customer joins the NORQAINER Club within one month of their purchase.
Ten per cent of the earnings of NEVEREST sales will be donated to the Butterfly Help Project. This organisation, created by Norbu Sherpa and Andrea Sherpa-Zimmerman of Wild Yak Expeditions, helps families of Sherpas who have lost their lives in the Himalayan Mountains and give their children access to education.
This equally stylish and sturdy timepiece is presented on a black rubber strap inspired by the knurled bezel design (USD 3,510.00) or a khaki flex fabric strap with a black vertical stripe (USD 3,490.00).