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Norqain Welcomes Stan Wawrinka and Launches the Wild One Skeleton Coral and Gecko

Game, set and match as Stan Wawrinka promotes the latest high-performance Wild One Skeletons with colours matching the surfaces of the courts he’ll be playing this year.

| By Rebecca Doulton | 3 min read |

Norqain has its finger on the pulse and produces attractive, robust adventure watches that are remarkably popular among action-oriented watch buyers. Norqain CEO Ben Küffer has been able to count on some exceptional friends since he started his brand in 2018. One of these is Jean-Claude Biver, whose valuable input resulted in the Wild One. Made from the brand’s proprietary super-resilient Norteq carbon fibre material, the Wild One is Norqain’s ultimate sports watch. Offered with closed or skeletonised dials, the two latest Wild One Skeleton Coral and Wild One Skeleton Gecko are being promoted by Grand Slam tennis champion and Norqain partner Stan Wawrinka. While the colours are fashionably bold, they were selected to represent Stan Wawrinka’s upcoming tennis engagements.

With 16 titles, including three Grand Slams and an Olympic Gold, Swiss tennis player Stan Wawrinka has been recruited as a Norqain ambassador to support the brand’s global expansion. A fan of the brand, Stan Wawrinka wore his Wild One Turquoise Skeleton on court during the US Open 2023. Don’t miss Stan Wawrinka’s upcoming court appearance in the French Open in May, where he’ll be wearing the Wild One Skeleton Coral, inspired by the red clay of Roland Garros’ courts. In July, he’ll head to Wimbledon sporting the Wild One Skeleton Gecko, a green version honouring the famous grass courts.

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The high-performance case of the Wild One is engineered for people like Stan Wawrinka. Thanks to its complex 25-part case with a rubber shock absorber, a titanium container for the movement and a carbon composite Norteq cage,  the watch is shock-resistant to 5,000g and can take a thrashing on centre court.

Developed in close collaboration with Jean-Claude Biver, Norteq is a super-light, ultra-resistant carbon fibre composite with a polymer matrix containing 60% bio-based material (castor oil). Six times lighter than steel, the watch weighs just 78 grams. Another advantage of Norteq is that it can be produced in any colour under the rainbow.

The Coral and Gecko models share a 42mm black marbled-effect Norteq case with a thickness of 12.30mm. The rubber shock absorbers protecting the titanium container stand out in coral red or gecko green and protrude on both sides of the case like lateral bumpers. The screw-down crown is over-moulded with black rubber and ensures the 200m water-resistance of the case. As with all Norqain models, the plate on the left case side can be customised.

The openworked dial with grey skeletonised bridges reveals the automatic calibre N08S (Sellita SW200). The indices attached to the peripheral chapter ring with red or green markings are suspended over the dial and treated with gecko green or coral red Super-LumiNova. The hour and minute hands also play with the thematic colours and feature matching SLN inserts, while the central seconds hand has a white luminescent insert. The two models are presented on animal cruelty-free black rubber straps with a mesh insert in coral red or gecko green.

Beneath the flat sapphire crystals on both sides of the case is the brand’s skeletonised automatic N08S calibre, based on the Sellita SW 200-1S. To make it more shock-resilient, the skeleton movement has a beam construction, and each support point is held by two arms. Beating at 28,800vph, this COSC chronometer-certified movement delivers a 41-hour power reserve and has a personalised Norqain rotor.

The Norqain Wild One Skeleton Gecko and Wild One Skeleton Coral models retail for CHF 5,250. For more information, please consult

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