Norqain this year will once again return to WatchTime New York, with the young Swiss brand poised to showcase their most important and interesting models of the year. Among them, the brand will highlight the Wild One Skeleton Turquoise, a fresh-faced member of the brand’s Independence collection that makes use of bright details, a carbon fiber case, and a namesake skeletonized dial. To be showcased from October 20th to 22nd at Manhattan’s iconic Gotham Hall, Norqain will join more than thirty other incredible brands as part of this year’s line-up.
Working to evoke the ambiance of a beach club holiday, the 200m water resistant design is a novel take on a familiar Independence silhouette— pairing sports watch charm with the inspiration of bright blue Mediterranean waters. Crafted with Norteq, the brand’s proprietary carbon fiber material known for its robustness and light weight, this 42mm timepiece is just 78 grams. Notably, the watch is 50% lighter than a stainless steel Norqain, and six grams lighter than the previous edition Wild One.
Besides its material construction, the case features a large pair of turquoise guards surrounding its screw-down crown, while a prominent bumper on the opposite side further ensures its hard-wearing capabilities. Worth noting is both these details are a part of the watch’s rubber shock absorber, a single inner case within the outer Norteq cage, and itself surrounding a deeper titanium container. A buttery, mesh rubber strap secures the watch to the wrist, itself accented with more turquoise tones.
The dial of the new Wild One pairs a central skeletonized aesthetic with bold Norqain details, including prominent hour indices attached to an outer turquoise minute ring outline. A pair of accented, skeletonized hands point to the passing hours and minutes, while X1 Superluminova accents throughout the display ensure readability throughout lighting conditions.
At its heart, the Wild One Skeleton Turquoise houses a skeletonized caliber NN08S, the same movement seen in previous Norqain Independence Skeleton models. Based upon the Sellita caliber SW200-1, the Norqain variation of the mechanism features a 41-hour power reserve and a COSC chronometer certification, with its various mechanical workings and brand-signed rotor visible via a sapphire exhibition caseback.
The Norqain Wild One Skeleton Turquoise is available now, with pricing market at $5,790.
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