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Developed as an all-rounder sports watch, the Norqain Adventure Sport collection of watches delivers some exciting elements in its design and overall character, echoing a powerful yet incredibly refined visuals, ready for a lifetime of adventures the watch is intended for. At its core, the Norqain Adventure Sport Blue 42mm Rubber - Ref. N1000C02A/A101 presents an understated three-hander design, executed to a high level of detail in every aspect.
|Norqain Adventure Sport Ladies Two-tone Grey - Rubber Ref. N1800CG83A/G18G|
Founded by CEO Ben Küffer in 2018, family-owned and fully-independent Luxury watch manufacturer Norqain is based in Nidau (Bienne) at the heart of the Swiss watch industry. Built on the abundance of experience and deep ties in the Swiss watchmaking industry of founder Ben Küffer and the Küffer family, Norqain explores the brand’s passion for Swiss mechanical watches with a bold sense of authenticity, uniqueness and rebellious character trait for those who are not afraid to carve their own path in life. Despite being on the market for a relatively short span of time, Norqain has brought a huge shake up in the luxury Swiss watch manufacturing industry, rapidly growing with an impressive range of creative dial designs and performance-driven Swiss mechanics.
Crafted out of 316L stainless steel, the 100m water-resistant case of the Norqain Adventure Sport Ladies feels just like what you’d expect to get from a luxury sports watch, from its excellent finishes to the gentle curves and pleasing proportions. Coming in with a diameter of 37mm, a lug to lug distance of 44mm and a case thickness of 11.5mm, these dimensions welcome a whole range of wrist sizes with a comfortable and versatile fit while at the same time, showing off a fair dose of wrist presence indicating that the watch means business.
|Alluring blue dial with fine satin brush case|
For the most part, the case is meticulously finished with fine satin brushing across the top of the lugs and the side of the case. However, a closer look reveals a highly-polished chamfer along the lugs, reflecting on the brand’s close attention to detail to ensure no expenses were spared despite being a rather young brand. Keeping in line with the rest of Norqain’s timepieces and its two-tone affair, Norqain’s distinctive screw-on polished plate, now in 5N red gold, rests at the left side of the case. The watch is presented on a matching grey rubber strap inspired by grippy knurling found on the 5N red gold 60-click unidirectional ceramic bezel.
Zooming in on the dial, the NORQAIN Adventure Sport Ladies 37mm Two-Tone Grey unveils an alluring grey dial sporting the brand’s distinctive herringbone-like texture that brings a great deal of character and depth to the dial. Of course, the applied markers are in matching red gold hue, pairing harmoniously with its case. The finer details just gets more impressive with a set of hand applied and finished faceted indices and X1 Super-LumiNova treated handsets, reflecting on the brand’s incredible mastery in watchmaking. For an additional dash of sportiness, a date window is found on the right hand side of the dial, bringing some additional function for a compelling look. To top it all off, the dial is protected by a scratch resistant sapphire crystal, treated with double anti-reflective coating for an ultra-clear view of this magnificent dial.
Under the hood, the NORQAIN Adventure Sport Ladies 37mm Two-Tone Grey houses the Norqain Caliber NN08 Swiss-made automatic movement, a reliable workhorse engine based on the well-regarded SW 200. Running at a rate of 28,800 vibrations per hour (4 Hz) with a power reserve of 38 hours. The time and date is adjusted through its screw-down crown. The movement can be viewed at the back of the watch through a sapphire exhibition caseback, revealing the inner workings of this magnificent movement and a custom Norqain rotor in all its glory.
In terms of value for money, the NORQAIN Adventure Sport Ladies 37mm Two-Tone Grey packs a serious punch with all the right elements for a luxury Swiss-made timepiece for women. Combining the years of experience in the world of Swiss watches by the Küffer family, this offering from Norqain definitely boasts magnificent craftsmanship alongside Norqain’s unique, yet really attractive styling.