Swiss Watchmaker Norqain has lengthy been affiliated with Ice Hockey. Particularly, board member Mark Streit, 2017 Stanley Cup winner and Swiss hockey legend, and Roman Josi, four-time NHL All-Star participant and captain of the Nashville Predators, have been actively concerned within the firm’s growth from day one – the model was launched in 2018. In 2020, Norqain introduced it had entered right into a partnership with the Nationwide Hockey League Gamers’ Affiliation (NHLPA) that’s now prolonged till 2024. On the event of the NHL All-Star weekend in Florida, the model presents a brand new restricted version watch to honour the affiliation, the Norqain Wild One NHLPA Restricted Version primarily based on its new flagship assortment.
Launched in a restricted run of 300 items, the Wild One NHLPA is housed in a marbled black NORTEQ case. This mild, resistant carbon fibre composite is a proprietary materials primarily based on a polymer matrix containing 60% of bio-based materials. It additionally permits for a mass-dyed carbon fibre composite. 42mm in diameter, the case is fabricated from 25 components together with a NORTEQ safety cage, rubber shock absorbers and a titanium container for the motion. Water-resistance is rated at 200m.
The primary novelty for this Hockey-themed watch is the brand new “scratched ice” white dial, which is emblazoned with the NHLPA brand. The diamond-cut palms and utilized indexes are black-plated and have white X1 Tremendous-LumiNova for optimum readability in all situations. The feel is discreet from a distance, however fairly detailed when checked carefully.
Turning the watch over, the exhibition caseback additionally options the NHLPA brand along with the caption certainly one of 300. It additionally means that you can uncover the automated calibre NN20/1 manufactured with Kenissi. This 26mm motion runs at a 4Hz frequency and boasts 70 hours of energy reserve when absolutely wound. Its precision is chronometer-certified by the COSC.
There are two strap choices for this Norqain Wild One NHLPA Restricted Version, with a alternative of black or white mesh-like rubber strap. Throughout the NLH All-Star weekend, every of the 44 NHLPA gamers acquired a personalised model of this watch. 256 watches are subsequently accessible for buy. The value is about at CHF 5,180. For extra particulars, please go to www.norqain.com.