Norqain Long-term partnership with Kenissi
Norqain announces a new partnership with mechanical movement manufacturer, Kenissi to enrich its collections with manufacture calibers.
The announcement of the long-term collaboration between the Biel-based watchmaker and Kenissi, founded by watch brand Tudor, underscores Norqain’s commitment to offering quality timepieces that feature robust, high-performance movements ready for a lifetime of adventure.
As part of the new strategic partnership, Norqain is climbing to new heights with two chronometer-certified Manufacture Calibres. The three-hand NN20/1 and GMT NN20/2 calibres, both featuring a 70-hour power reserve, will enhance Norqain’s existing collection and will be ready to equip fans on their adventures starting this coming summer.
Norqain CEO Ben Küffer said: “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.”
Calibre à trois aiguilles NN20/1 © Norqain
Norqain has always been dedicated to creating timepieces that inspire wearers to live their life their way. The two robust and high-precision movements – three-hand calibre NN20/1 and GMT calibre NN20/2 – build on the brand’s existing collections. Both COSC-certified movements are “weekend-proof” with impressive 70-hour power reserve and their sturdy construction featuring a traversing bridge with two-point fixation ensures the timekeeping performance will not be hindered by powerful activity. The GMT movement in particular boasts a jumping hour feature to easily set the local time and change the date forward or backward at any time of the day. Whether the wearer is climbing a new summit or enjoying the hike on the way down, the Manufacture Calibres are primed for outdoor adventure and everyday functionality.
Calibre GMT NN20/2 © Norqain
Affirming the exclusivity of these movements are the unique Norqain decorations visible through the transparent caseback such as the golden “double-N” Norqain logo, symbolising the Swiss Alps, on the oscillating weight and “Adventure – Freedom – Independence”, the brand’s core values and Norqain collection names, engraved on the bridge.
The novelties that will house these exclusive Manufacture Calibres will be presented at an event hosted by Norqain in Zermatt this June. The timepieces will be part of Norqain’s standard collections, complementing the existing pieces in all the three lines: Adventure, Freedom and Independence. As with the timepieces that make up the brand’s current collections, the new models will also feature customisable details such as the Norqain plate and strap options.