Norqain Introduces Two New Neverest Glacier References with Dials Inspired by the Khumbu Icefall

Adventure and a well-made timepiece have long gone hand-in-hand. From Arctic expeditions to sailing adventures, the spirit of discovery is only enhanced by a great watch to keep one company. One natural landmark above all others seems to encapsulate the spirit of adventure, while simultaneously showing us the beauty of the natural world: Mount Everest.

With its dangerous valleys, snowy peaks, and legendary status in our collective imagination, Mount Everest has captured thrill seekers for centuries. It’s no wonder, then, that NORQAIN has added two new models to its NEVEREST range, each continuing to highlight the exceptionalism of the world’s tallest mountain.

Each watch in this new release takes on its own interpretation of mountaineering excellence with a modern feel, making for a unique interpretation of Mount Everest’s legacy that doesn’t feel too contrived or on the nose. For example, the NEVEREST GMT Glacier Grey & Gold takes inspiration from the gold light-filled crevasses of the mountain with a “cracked” gold dial against a black background. The watch is complemented by a 41mm stainless steel case, a date window at 3 o’clock, red gold-plated hands, and Superluminova hands and indices. It’s the small details of this watch which show not only an attention to detail, but an imagination to marry performance and aesthetics.

The second release from the NEVEREST line-up is the 40mm Glacier Black & Gold. Inspired by the Khumbu Icefall, the most dangerous passage when scaling Mount Everest, the face of this watch is a “cracked” surface that adds dimension to the watch design. The design is complemented by the use of gold and orange tones in the dial, hands, and indices, while the stainless steel case creates a subtle cooling effect to the overall look. But don’t let the aesthetics fool you – this is a rugged timepiece, with 200 meters of water resistance to take with you on even the most treacherous adventure.

Each reference in the new NEVEREST collection is powered by a mechanical automatic movement (the GMT is equipped with Caliber NN20/2, while the Black & Gold is powered by a Caliber NN20/1 movement). Customers have their choice of either a rubber or steel bracelet with prices commiserate to each offering. The newest editions to the NEVEREST collection start at $3,990, and are available now via NORQAIN’s website.

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Brett F. Braley-Palko is a writer based out of Pennsylvania. Having a full-time job in the luxury pens industry has given Brett an appreciation and understanding for the EDC market. When not working, Brett has three dogs and an upcoming novel that both keep him pretty busy.