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The Norqain Independence Wild One TCS New York City Marathon

A Wild One limited edition that is ready to run 42km.

| By Xavier Markl | 1 min read |

Presented a few weeks ago in Zermatt, the Wild One is Norqain’s newest sports watch concept. The model’s elaborate 25-part construction is based on a Norteq protective cage, a proprietary carbon fibre composite material. The brand now launches a 262-piece limited edition to celebrate its partnership with the New York City Marathon, where NORQAIN will step into the role of Official Timekeeping Partner for the first time.

For the occasion, the Wild One has been dressed in a black and white colourway. The 42mm case is made of black Norteq and white rubber shock absorbers shielding a titanium container for the movement. This combination of materials protects the movement but makes it a lightweight watch particularly suited for running. The black dial features a light grey outline of the racecourse through a black and grey map of New York City.

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The sapphire caseback has been personalised with the logo of the New York City marathon and lets you see the watch’s automatic movement, the calibre NN20/1, made with Kenissi. This robust calibre ticks at 28,800vph and has a comfortable 70-hour power reserve. Its precision is certified by the COSC.

The Wild One TCS New York City Marathon is released in a 262-piece limited edition in reference to the 26.2 miles to be raced. It is presented either on a black or a white rubber strap. The price is set at CHF 5,150.

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3 responses

  1. Here we go again. Another newish brand; brings in an established marketing name to give itself credibility, gets a movement brand to supply it, throws it into a case proselytizing itself to justify an exorbitant and outrageous price point that no one in their right mind would spend that kind of money on. I just don’t see it!

  2. The Tudor Pelagos FXD, with the same movement, the same water resistance rating, a nicer look to it IMO, and oh, yes, at $3,900 USD. And this other watch – CHF 5,150. Pleeaassee, will someone tell me if my thinking is wrong. I’m not saying go out and buy the Tudor. But when compared to it, would someone buy this other one? At this price? With a case made with some bio-ceramic ingredients that swatch uses? Again, for CHF 5,150? I recall an old saying, “never give a sucker an even break”, but this is ridiculously obvious.

  3. The Tudor Pelagos FXD uses the same movement, has the same water resistance rating, neither has a date function, has a cool look to it, where the other one, not-so-much IMO. The Tudor case is stainless steel. The other one is a composite using what they call bio-ceramic ingredients, which is what swatch uses for some of their cases. Oh, and another thing, the Tudor comes in at $3,900 USD, while the other one is being touted at CHF 5,150. Pleeaassee…I mean, do these knuckleheads have no shame?

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