NORQAIN Ups Its Game With An Exciting New Partnership With Kenissi
Norqain, the young independent family-owned watch brand from Bienne, joins forces with mechanical movement manufacturer Kenissi for two new exclusive calibers.
Norqain: An Inspirational New Name In Swiss Watchmaking
Norqain was founded in 2018 with a mission to create timepieces that would inspire wearers to live life to the fullest, accompanied by a watch that could withstand any adventure. Tough, robust and precise movements are at the heart of the brand’s philosophy, which led them to partner with the movement manufacturer Kenissi.
The Kenissi Movement Manufacturer
The Kenissi mechanical movement factory was founded by Tudor to make its own movements. Chanel also sources movements from the company and owns a 20% stake in the firm. Norqain had been in discussions with Kenissi since 2018, making this big news for the small Bienne-based watch brand.
A Long-Term Partnership
Norqain CEO Ben Küffer shared: “This is a major step for Norqain, and we are thrilled to announce the news of our partnership with Kenissi. Founded on mutual trust, a spirit of innovation and long-term vision, this partnership allows our independent brand to offer our customers stylish, high-performance watches with movements that exceed industry standards and feature market-proven robustness. Investing in our independence in this way is an important milestone for Norqain.”
Two new exclusive movements
The partnership will begin with two exclusive COSC-certified movements. The first, a three-hand NN20/1 caliber, and the second, a GMT NN20/2 movement. These two movements will join existing movements in the brand’s collections of timepieces.
Each new Kinissi movement will feature Norqain’s unique decoration on the back of the movement with the brand’s signature golden “Double-N” logo on the rotor that symbolizes the Swiss Alps. Norqain’s motto “Adventure – Freedom – Independence” will also be engraved on one of the bridges.
Both the NN20/1 and the GMT NN20/2 feature a sturdy construction with bridges that have two fixation points for the rough and tumble of everyday life. With a power-reserve of 70 hours each, they are perfectly weekend proof from a power standpoint too.
Like with other timepieces from Norqain’s collections, the new timepieces will be customizable with space for a special engraving on the Norqain plate on the left side of the case. This plate can be engraved with a name or personal message. There is also a large choice of straps for all tastes.
June Launch In Zermatt
The new timepieces featuring the Kenissi COSC-certified movements will be unveiled in Zermatt in June so stay tuned for more information this summer.
(Photography by Liam O'Donnell & NORQAIN Watches)