Norqain is a Swiss watchmaker founded in 2018 by Reto Meier and Benno Boué. The company is based in Nidau, Switzerland, and its watches are designed to be “the perfect companion for those who live an active and adventurous lifestyle.” Norqain watches are powered by automatic movements, and they are made with high-quality materials, such as stainless steel, titanium, and sapphire crystal. The company offers a wide range of models, including chronographs, divers, and pilot watches. One of the most successful series of watches from Norqain is its Freedom 60. Let’s meet this series and its latest edition – Freedom 60 Chrono 40mm Limited Edition.
Freedom 60 Series
Norqain’s Freedom 60 is a series of chronograph watches, inspired by the 1960’s, as you can guess from its name. So far, norqain introduced two watches with a 43mm diameter and three models with a 40mm diameter. The 43mm models comes in 316L stainless steel case. the first model comes with a classic “panda” dial, with black dial and white sub-dials, located at 3-6-9 o’clock on the dial. the second model comes with a vintage creme dial with tone-on-tone sundials.
Norqain’s Freedom 60 series is a collection of chronograph watches inspired by the 1960s. The series currently includes two 43mm models and three 40mm models. The 43mm models are made of 316L stainless steel and have a classic panda dial with black dial and white sub-dials at 3, 6, and 9 o’clock. The 40mm models have a vintage cream dial with tone-on-tone sub-dials.
Here is a table of the different models in the Freedom 60 series:
|Freedom 60 Chronograph 43mm Black Panda||43mm||Black with white sub-dials||NN18 automatic||100 meters||CHF 4,150|
|Freedom 60 Chronograph 43mm Creme||43mm||Creme with tone-on-tone sub-dials||NN18 automatic||100 meters||CHF 3,990|
|Freedom 60 Chronograph 40mm Blue||40mm||Blue with white sub-dials||NN18 automatic||100 meters||CHF 4,150|
|Freedom 60 Chronograph 40mm Linen||40mm||Anthracite with white sub-dials||NN18 automatic||100 meters||CHF 3,890|
|Freedom 60 Chronograph 40mm Bronze||40mm||Black with white sub-dials||NN18 automatic||100 meters||CHF 3,990|
All of the watches in the Freedom 60 series are powered by the NN18 automatic movement, which has a power reserve of 42 hours. The watches are also water resistant to 100 meters, making them suitable for swimming and snorkeling.
The Freedom 60 series is a collection of chronograph watches that effortlessly combine style and versatility, making them ideal for everyday wear. These timepieces are also well-suited for outdoor enthusiasts seeking a reliable companion. With a variety of straps and bracelets to choose from, the Freedom 60 watches offer a customizable experience.
As with all Norqain watches, personalization is a key feature. You have the opportunity to add your own unique touch by engraving a personal message or design onto the signature Norqain metal plate, conveniently located on the left side of the watch case. This personalized engraving further enhances the individuality and sentimental value of the timepiece, making it truly one-of-a-kind.
Freedom 60 Chrono 40mm Limited Edition
The latest edition to Norqain’s Freedom 60 series is the Freedom 60 Chrono 40mm Limited Edition. This watch comes with a gorgeous ice-blue dial with a sun-ray finish, with black sub-dials and a black outer ring.
This watch will be a limited edition of 300 pieces. Norqain will offer this watch with three straps/bracelet options –
- Integrated 316L stainless steel bracelet – folding clasp with pushers
- Black Perlon Rubber Strap – pin clasp
- Ivory-coloured Nortide Linen Strap – pin clasp
As with all Norqain watches, the straps are animal cruelty-free strap.
The watch is powered by the Norqain NN19 caliber, a reliable automatic chronograph movement based on the Sellita SW510 caliber. Operating at a frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour, the NN19 movement ensures accurate timekeeping.
It boasts an impressive power reserve of 62 hours, providing extended usage before requiring a rewinding.
The dial of these watches showcases a well-arranged layout of chronograph functions. Positioned at 3 o’clock is a 30-minute chronograph counter, while a 12-hour chronograph counter can be found at 6 o’clock. The running small seconds are displayed at 9 o’clock, offering precise tracking of time. The center seconds hand acts as a 60-second counter, enhancing the watch’s functionality and timekeeping capabilities.
The bottom line
Norqain’s latest edition to its Freedom 60 series is a beautiful timepiece with a gorgeous ice-blue dial – a perfect color arriving just In time for the summer. The watch is priced at CHF 4,250 with a 316L stainless steel bracelet or CHF 4,150/ CHF 3,990 with black Perlon rubber strap (4,150) or Nortide gray/ivory fabric straps. We remind you it’s a limited edition, and Norqain’s is usually able to sell out all of the limited edition units, so if you are thinking of buying a swiss made automatic chronograph, with a reliable calibre with an extended power reserve and a beautiful ice-blue dial – the latest edition to Norqain’s collection is a watch for you to consider!
For more information and purchase options visit Norqain’s website.