For its first release of 2024, Norqain has added two new models to its Adventure collection. The pair includes the black Adventure Sport Chrono 44mm with a cerulean blue dial and the two-tone Adventure Sport Chrono Day/Date 41mm with a green dial — both available with bracelets or straps and each is produced in a limited run.

The new Norqain Adventure Sport Chrono features a black DLC-coated stainless steel case that measures 44mm in diameter, 52mm lug-to-lug, and 16mm thick. The knurled unidirectional rotating bezel, which is fashioned from the same material, has markings for the first 15 minutes, followed by notches at 5-minute intervals and a lumed pip inside the inverted triangle at zero. On the right side of the case are the pair of chronograph pushers flanking the screw-down winding crown while the left side has the Norqain plate found on all the brand’s watches that can be engraved with a personal inscription.

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Housed inside the case is a vibrant dial that the brand calls cerulean blue but looks more turquoise to my eye. As is customary for all Norqain Adventure watches, the dial is decorated with the brand’s signature pattern inspired by the Swiss mountains. The three snailed black sub-dials contrast strongly with the punchy dial while the color-matched date window wedged in between 4 and 5 o’clock blends in. The applied faceted indices and the trio of hands are all diamond-cut and filled with white X1 Super-LumiNova for nighttime visibility while the slim red tip of the chronograph hand extends well into the minute/seconds track on the periphery.

The other new release is the Norqain Adventure Sport Chrono Day/Date with a stainless steel case that measures 41mm in diameter, 15mm thick, and 48.9mm lug-to-lug. On top of the case is an 18k red gold bezel with a black aluminum ring marked with red gold graduations. Although the dial has the same Norqain pattern, this time it’s rendered in a rich forest-green tone, which complements the red-gold applied indices and hands nicely. Given that this is a day/date chronograph, the dial layout is different; the black sub-dials with gold frames are positioned at 6, 9, and 12 to leave room for the pair of color-matched day and date windows at 3 o’clock.

Inside the Adventure Sport Chrono Day/Date 41mm is the Norqain Caliber N17, a Stellita SW500-based automatic movement that operates at a frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour and supplies the watch with 62 hours of power reserve. Conversely, inside the Aventure Sport Chrono 44mm is the Norqain Caliber 19, based on the Stellita SW510 a, which also operates at 4Hz and offers the same 62-hour power reserve. Though no pictures were supplied, according to the press release, both watches are fitted with open casebacks. As expected from watches labeled as adventure-ready, both models are water-resistant to 100 meters

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Limited to 300 pieces, the black DLC Norqain Adventure Sport Chrono 44mm on a matching steel DLC-coated bracelet (ref. NB1200B21LC/Q126/102BC) is priced at $5,690 USD, while the version paired with a rubber strap (ref. NB1200B21LC/Q126/10BR.20B) costs $4,790 USD. The two-tone Norqain Adventure Sport Chrono 41mm is limited to 100 pieces and the version with the steel bracelet (ref. N1500GA1ILC/E153/150SC) retails for $6,290 USD, whereas the rubber strap version (ref. N1500GA1ILC/E153/15BR.18S) is priced at $5,590 USD. While no doubt ambitiously priced, these are only a few hundred dollars more expensive than already-existing non-limited edition models in the current catalog. These fresh-to-market Norqain models are available to purchase online or at select retailers. For more information, please visit the brand’s website


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