Norqain only just released their new Neverest model this summer, and they haven’t taken their foot off the gas with it yet. We saw a GMT variant follow shortly after the release, and now we’ve got our first look at the new Night Sight model, a time-only affair with a black DLC case, and a fully lumed dial. The newest Neverest dials up the tactical flavor compared to the more restrained, if colorful, Neverest watches we’ve seen to date, with a few surprises along the way. As always, the watch puts a spotlight on the brand’s partnership with the Butterfly Help Project.
The Night Sight is a notable departure from prior Neverest watches thanks to the radical approach to the dial. While this is something we’ve seen before, it’s a rare sight and looks absolutely tough in the black DLC case seen here. The dial gets a fresh coating of X1 Super-LumiNova with black hour markers and hands, including large Arabic numerals at the cardinal positions. Those numerals get the military template treatment, and generally allow for maximum visibility in any lighting conditions.
The steel case gets a black DLC coating and measures a tidy 40mm in diameter. The bezel is bidirectional and gets compass bearings with the Norqain logo marking north. In daylight, the dial appears sand colored, pairing with a fabric strap between a 20mm lug span. Case thickness measures 13.25 while the lug to lug distance is 48.3mm, meaning the watch should wear just fine on most wrist, befitting its hardened appearance.
Watches with a ‘mil-spec’ appearance such as this aren’t exactly new, however Norqain manages to find a sweet spot without going over the edge on bulkiness and superfluous features. This is a straightforward watch with plenty of practical appeal to adventure prone (or not) civilians, and will easily stand out in a room full of mainstream watches.
Inside, Norqain is using the Kenissi built “manufacture” caliber NN20/1, which is visible through an exhibition caseback. It is COSC-certified and offers 70 hours of reserve, bringing an impressive level of value to a watch that starts just under $3,500. Ten per cent of the earnings of this and other Neverest watch sales will be donated to the Butterfly Help Project, who seeks to provide access to education for children of sherpas who have lost their lives in the Himalayan mountains. Norqain.