NORQAIN Adds Four Models To Its Freedom Line Including A New GMT
A new GMT complication and bronze cases enhance NORQAIN’s Freedom collection with four brand-new timepieces to choose from.
Following the exciting arrival of its exclusive manufacture caliber back in February, NORQAIN is now unveiling four new timepieces, including a brand-new GMT complication and its very first bronze models.
The New NORQAIN GMT
This is the first time NORQAIN has introduced a GMT complication, and it is doing so with two new models called the NORQAIN Freedom 60 GMT. With both measuring in at 40mm, one is in a stainless-steel case with a black dial and the other in a bronze case with a cedar-brown dial.
This is also the first bronze timepiece for the brand. It is using a special bronze silicon-aluminum alloy that is appreciated for both its resistance to corrosion and its vintage yellow color that darkens over time through oxidization.
How It Works
The GMT is one of the most useful functions in a wristwatch, allowing the wearer to track two time zones at the same time. The NORQAIN second time zone works with a 24-hour scale in a center ring and a GMT hand with a red tip.
It is also possible to see, at a glance, whether it is day or night thanks to a lighter shading in the ring for the daytime hours and darker shading for the night-time hours. Other noteworthy details include hand-applied indices and faceted hands, which have both been enhanced with “Old Radium” Super-LumiNova.
“When we began designing these new Freedom watches, we listened closely to what customers and followers wanted,” shared NORQAIN’s CEO Ben Küffer. “The smaller size and attractive proportions of the GMT models – 40mm by 15.5mm – are sure to be a major attraction for existing and new NORQAIN fans. The jumping hour GMT function of our manufacture caliber is the key highlight of these models.”
The steel version is unlimited and comes on a choice of a black Norlando leather strap (CHF 3,490) or a stainless steel bracelet (CHF 3,760), and the bronze version comes on a brown Norlando strap and is limited to 300 pieces (CHF 3,790).
Two New Three-Hand Freedom 60 Models
In addition to the GMT models, NORQAIN is also unveiling two new Freedom 60 three-hand models. Both 39mm, the first is a stainless steel version with a shiny anthracite dial, hand-applied indexes, “Old Radium” Super-LumiNova markers, and a white Norlando leather strap (CHF 2,720). The second is a bronze version with a cream-colored dial and a brown Norlando leather strap (CHF 2,990).
Exclusive Manufacture Calibers
All four timepieces are equipped with NORQAIN’s new and exclusive manufacture calibers. The GMT is powered by the NN20/2 caliber, while the three-hand models are fitted with the NN20/1 caliber. Both movements can be admired through the sapphire crystal casebacks and include 70-hour, “weekend proof,” power reserves.
The Freedom To Be Independent
“The Freedom collection is the perfect home for this initial launch because it symbolizes our own freedom as an independent brand as well as the freedom the wearers experience when they set out on their own pursuits,” noted Küffer. The Freedom collection was the first to receive the exclusive manufacture movements, and these timepieces come with a four-year guarantee (five years if you sign up to be part of the NORQAIN Club within a month of purchase). An even more impressive feat when you consider that the brand is only two years old. This is definitely a brand we will be following closely in the future.
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