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The New Norqain Neverest GMT Glacier 41mm and Glacier 40mm

Glacier dials combined with robust cases and chronometer-certified movements.

| By Rebecca Doulton | 3 min read |

Norqain has consolidated a repertoire of watches to tackle the great outdoors. Robust, well-designed, contemporary models that can take their fair share of adversity and still look good, Norqain is back this summer with a versatile GMT travel companion and a rugged three-hander, both from the brand’s Neverest collection, fitted with high-performance, chronometer-rated Kenissi manufacture automatic movements.

Launched in 2021 as a sub-collection of the Adventure family, 10% of proceeds from the two Neverest models support the Butterfly Help Project. This partnership provides schooling for the children of Nepalese Sherpas who have lost their lives in the Himalayas. As a brand that fosters connections to the world of mountaineering, the crackled texture of the icy blue Glacier dial and the black dial is meant to evoke the jagged crevasses of the treacherous Khumbu Icefall located at the head of the highest glacier on Earth on the Nepali slopes of Mount Everest.

In 2020, Norqain announced a partnership with movement manufacturer Kenissi (jointly owned by Chanel and Tudor/Rolex). All Neverest models are powered by high-performance COSC chronometer-certified movements. The NN20/1 automatic inside the three-hand Neverest and the NN20/2 of the GMT with a jumping local time hour hand deliver robust 70-hour power reserves and feature a customised rotor with an engraving of Norqain’s mountain logo.

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Neverest Glacier Ice Blue

The Neverest 40mm Glacier is a three-hand sports watch with a thickness of 12.55mm. Previously available in white, black and with a fully luminous dial, the Neverest has a screw-down crown and guards for a robust 200m water-resistance rating. The knurled unidirectional bezel with a dark blue ceramic ring has silver numerals, and the signature Norqain plaque is screwed on the left case side.

The diamond-cut and faceted dark blue indices and hands are treated with white Super-LumiNova. The arrow-tipped central seconds hand with its red outline matches the red ‘Chronometer’ inscription on the dial. Another feature of the Neverest 40mm is the absence of a date window.

Neverest GMT Glacier Black

The 41mm stainless steel case of the new Neverest GMT has a sleek, black DLC coating and a matching black DLC-coated bezel with a black ceramic insert and luminous pip at noon. Also fitted with a screw-down crown with guards, the water-resistance is 100m, more than enough for a quick dip and surface water sports.

Similar to an earlier edition with its handsome combination of black and gold, the latest Neverest GMT uses red gold accents to heighten the contrast. The black-and-gold combination is particularly attractive, giving the watch a dressier and more versatile vibe. The applied indices and hour and minute hands are plated in red gold, and the 24-hour GMT scale engraved in the ceramic bezel is also golden.

Luminescence is generously used across the crackled black glacier dial, with Super-LumiNova inserts on the indices and all four central hands. The triangular tip of the central seconds hand is smaller than the red triangular-tipped hand for the GMT. A two-tone internal flange with a 24-hour scale signals nighttime hours in black and daytime hours in white, and the date window is positioned at 3 o’clock with a black background to match the dial colour.

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1 response

  1. Norqain is presenting news like Hublot. But my question: Did they ever ever sold one watch to public? I live in Switzerland and I never ever have seen one on this planet. How long does last the invest (cash) they made?


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