We love adventure. We look at every experience as an expedition and Norqain helps us turn our routine into exhilaration. This Swiss brand knows that the smallest details make the biggest difference, and that’s why we relish their world.
When he founded Norqain in 2018, Ben Kuffer embarked on building a brand that would make its own rules, pioneering individualized timepieces built for heritage and sport. With timepieces made witness to our greatest achievements, the three collections, Adventure, Freedom, and Independence, feature different materials augmented for optimal performance, as well as its own unique design.
With two N’s featured side-by-side as their logo, Norqain has captured the mountain peaks of the Swiss Alps in every piece as an inspiring reminder of life’s “perfect imperfections”.
Every Norqain watch is made of materials that fuse performance with beauty for each piece to be performative in every way. Wristwatches that utilize robust technologies make a statement in both style and function and inspires us to challenge ourselves, to beat our own high scores, and to chase the discoveries we have yet to make.
Rebels who dare to be true to themselves, regardless of the status quo – that is what Ben, and his father Marc, preach through their own daily practices, and want to inspire others to do, through fine watchmaking. As time helps document moments, their watches are meant to capture life in the present, remember the past, and welcome the future. With Ted Schneider, whose family owned Breitling for almost 40 years, and Mark Streit, the Swiss hockey icon and Stanley Cup champion, both on their team, Norqain wants to encourage their customers to reach new heights in their lives, whatever area that may be. This is what it means to be a Norqainer.
Their popular Freedom 60 watches illuminate the independent lifestyle the brand values. This 60s-inspired design features the special “NORQAIN stitches” and “box-type glass” rooted in that decade. That era was marked as a high-time for travel and exploration, liberation and personal freedom, and the Freedom 60 is meant to reflect that decade.
Every Freedom 60 N2000 features a domed black dial with a date window at 3 o’clock. It comes in a variety of vintage leather straps and features Old Radium Superluminova hands and indexes and Norqain stitches. The elegant 42mm stainless steel option has a smooth corresponding bezel. Each piece has the automatic-winding Norqain caliber NN09 visibly seen inside through the sapphire glass caseback.
For the bold and brave-spirited, The Adventure Sport collection boasts a strong character to match its wearers. Those who love a challenge can appreciate Norqain’s knack for new adventures. Whether you have an athletic body, mind, or soul, the Adventure Sport line intends to help you set new standards, then to compete against them.
The automatic Adventure Sport timepieces have a date window at 3 o’clock and Superluminova indexes and hands to help you see the time from wherever you are. The 42mm watch comes in stainless steel with a matching bezel and black ceramic ring. The various NORQAIN Adventure Sport can be fitted with a steel bracelet, rubber strap, or Nordura strap and is powered by the Norqain caliber NN09, shown through the sapphire-glass caseback.
Image up top: Freedom