The new GMT Glacier Grey & Gold and NEVEREST Glacier Black & Gold models from the NORQAIN NEVEREST collection capture the beauty and mystery of the Himalayan mountains.
These new timepieces feature an eye-catching dial inspired by the NEVEREST Glacier – one of the brand’s top-selling watches first presented in 2021. The golden cracks on the dial are inspired by the jagged crevasses of Khumbu Icefall, the most dangerous stage of the climb to Everest’s summit.
Both models house a NORQAIN Manufacture Calibre produced by movement manufacturer Kenissi: the black version has a three-hand movement while its grey counterpart houses the jumping-hour GMT movement. This is the first time NORQAIN has introduced a GMT with this unique glacier dial.
As with the NEVEREST predecessors, 10% of the proceeds from sales of these watches will be donated to the Butterfly Help Project, a non-profit organisation based in Nepal which NORQAIN has supported since 2021.
Together, NORQAIN and the Butterfly Help Project have helped 50 children access a quality education and recently completed construction of a hostel where these students can stay during the school periods so they can attend their lessons despite the long journey from home.
The children whom the Butterfly Help Project supports are primarily daughters and sons of sherpas who have lost their lives in the Himalayan mountains while guiding climbers to Mount Everest and other high summits of the Himalaya.
NORQAIN NEVEREST GMT 41mm Glacier Grey & Gold
A new interpretation of the NEVEREST Glacier launched in 2021, this 41mm stainless steel GMT watch has a remarkable grey and gold colour scheme as well as satined and brushed finishings on the case. It boasts an anthracite dial with gold-filled cracks inspired by the crevasses on Mt. Everest.
The red-gold coloured NORQAIN logo matches the facetted central hour, minute, seconds, and GMT hands, all of which feature white X1 Superluminova and are red gold plated. The moss grey ceramic ring on the bezel features the 24-hour scale in red gold.
The 24-hour scale is also visible on the outer ring of the dial where the daytime hours are indicated in white and the night-time hours in black. Its protected screw-down crown and knurled bidirectional rotating bezel emphasise this model’s readiness for outdoor adventure.
Water resistant to 100 metres, this timepiece comes with an integrated stainless steel bracelet with 9mm quick micro-adjustment (USD 4,690) or black animal cruelty-free rubber strap (USD 4,290).
Fitted with the COSC-Certified NORQAIN Manufacture Calibre NN20/2, the NEVEREST GMT Glacier has a weekend-proof 70-hour power reserve and jumping hour feature keeping time in two time zones with absolute precision. The sturdy construction of the movement features a traversing bridge with two-point fixation to ensure that the timekeeping performance will not be hindered by powerful activity.
NORQAIN NEVEREST 40mm Glacier Black & Gold
Like its counterpart, this 40mm timepiece has a striking “cracked” dial inspired by the appearance of the world’s highest peak. However, this version stands out with a black dial with golden crevasses.
The red-gold plated central hour, minute and seconds hands feature white X1 Superluminova, which is 60% stronger than standard Superluminova. The black ceramic ring of the bezel has a red golden scale and Superluminova marker at the 12 o’clock position.
The knurled edge of the unidirectional rotating bezel makes it easier to grip while turning it counter-clockwise, while the protection around the screw-down crown enhances the watch’s robustness as well as its sporty appearance.
Visible through the transparent case back is the COSC-certified NORQAIN Manufacture Calibre NN20/1 featuring a 70-hour power reserve and personalised bridge.
Water resistant to 200 metres, the NORQAIN NEVEREST Glacier Black & Gold watch comes on an integrated stainless steel bracelet with 9mm quick micro-adjustment (USD 4,390) or a black animal cruelty-free rubber strap (USD 3,990).