THE BUTTERFLY HELP PROJECT
We are very proud to support the Butterfly Help Project. This organisation, created by Norbu Sherpa and Andrea Sherpa-Zimmermann of Wild Yak Expeditions, helps families of sherpas who have lost their lives in the Himalayan mountains and gives their children access to education. Ten per cent of the earnings of NEVEREST sales will be donated to the foundation.
DEAN SCHNEIDER – HAKUNA MIPAKA
NORQAIN’S WILD SIDE: We are proud to partner with wildlife ambassador Dean Schneider. In 2017, he moved to South Africa where he established a wildlife sanctuary and animal rehabilitation centre called Hakuna Mipaka. His journey has been the embodiment of NORQAIN’s motto: your life, your way.
#TIDE LINEN STRAP MADE FROM OCEAN-BOUND PLASTIC
We teamed up with the Basel-based company tide ocean SA, also known as #tide or #tide ocean material®. #tide collects plastic trash polluting the ocean and coastlines and, in partnership with the Swiss University of Applied Sciences and the Institute for Materials Technology and Plastics Processing (IWK OST), upcycles it into a premium granular material made of 100% ocean-bound plastic. During this process, no chemicals or virgin plastic is added. This second-life raw material is then used to create other products, such as the yarn that is woven together in our ivory coloured linen fabric strap. The signature NORQAIN stitches on the strap and the name of the material – “Nortide” – signify a long-term NORQAIN-#tide collaboration.
NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE PLAYERS ASSOCIATION
As part of this partnership, NORQAIN had a presence in the NHLPA All-Star Lounge, interacting with all 44 all-stars. And over the course of the partnership, several NHLPA players will participate in exclusive NORQAIN initiatives, and NORQAIN will also have a presence at joint events during the hockey season and in the off-season. The commitment of NORQAIN Board member Mark Streit, 2017 Stanley Cup winner and Swiss hockey legend, and Roman Josi, three-time NHL All-Star player, «Norris Trophy» winner and captain of the Nashville Predators has been a key factor in NORQAIN’s entry into ice hockey and in the establishment of this important alliance with the NHLPA.
SPENGLER CUP DAVOS
As Official Timekeeper of the Spengler Cup Davos, NORQAIN underlines the close connection between ice hockey and Switzerland.
Each watch is handcrafted with unconditional attention to detail by watchmakers. NORQAIN – like the Spengler Cup – thrives on emotions. Experiences that shape life can be captured on the left-hand side of all timepieces.
OFFICIAL TIMEKEEPING PARTNER OF THE TCS NEW YORK CITY MARATHON
NORQAIN is pleased to be a Strategic Partner of the New York Road Runners (NYRR). In this exciting role, we will serve as the Official Timekeeper of not only the TCS New York City Marathon, but also the United Airlines NYC Half, RBC Brooklyn Half and the Abbott Dash to the Finish Line 5K.
OFFICIAL TIMEKEEPING PARTNER OF THE BMW BERLIN-MARATHON
Since 2023, NORQAIN has been the Official Timekeeper of the BMW BERLIN-MARATHON an event with a reputation for being one of the most renowned and fastest marathons.
We are very excited to partner with the Dubai Marathon as the Official Timekeeper. Together with our strategic retail partner Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons, we want to underline our commitment to the UAE and further develop our brand in this great market. We are looking forward to a strategic long-term partnership.
On 23 April 2023, we served as the Official Timekeeper of the 20th edition of the Zürich Marathon. Known for its breath-taking route through the city and along the lake, this marathon is also where 70% of all participants beat their personal best times! NORQAIN is proud to display the hours, minutes and seconds for every PB accomplishment.
The Wild ONE Zürich Marathon Limited Edition, limited to 20 pieces, marks this grand occasion.
We are proud to be the Official Timekeeper of the Matterhorn Ultraks in Zermatt, Switzerland. The race in the Swiss mountains not only offers striking trails but also breathtaking views along the way. Making it a remarkable challenge – perfect for the NORQAINER spirit!
OFFICIAL TIMEKEEPER OF THE JUNGFRAU MARATHON
We are proud to be the official timekeeper of one of the most beautiful marathons in the world, the Jungfrau Marathon. The Jungfrau-Marathon is one of the best-known mountain marathons in the world, in full view of the famous Eiger, Mönch, and Jungfrau
mountains in the Bernese Oberland area of the Swiss Alps. Making it a remarkable
challenge – perfect for the NORQAINER spirit!
The Sierre-Zinal course follows a gruelling 31-kilometre mountain trail in the heart of the Valais Alps and is known for its intense 2’200-metre elevation gain and 1’100-metre vertical drop. NORQAIN has been serving as s Official Timekeeper for this adventurous event since 2021.
Known as the race of the “Five 4’000m Peaks”, the course takes participants across the “Imperial Crown” composed of the Weisshorn (4’404m), the Zinalrothorn (4’221m), the Obergabelhorn (4’063m), the Matterhorn (4’478m) and the Dent Blanche (4’357m).
TORTOUR is the world’s biggest multi-day non-stop ultracycling event. Participants and teams cycle non-stop over up to 1’000 kilometres through winding mountain roads and tough terrain in Switzerland. In this event, participants push themselves beyond their limits, and we’re excited to be on board as Official Timekeeper.
Verbier Padel Master
The Verbier Padel Master in Switzerland is a thrilling and prestigious event set against the stunning backdrop of the Swiss Alps. NORQAIN proudly enters the role as the Official Timing Partner. Gathering elite athletes and enthusiasts from around the world, this competition with Grand Slam tennis champion Stanislas Wawrinka as the president showcases top-notch padel skills and techniques.
At the foot of the Matterhorn in Zermatt, our second home, we will be serving as Co-Partner of Zermatt Unplugged for the first time from 11 to 15 April 2023. This partnership between NORQAIN and the internationally known acoustic music festival brings two Swiss brands together in the village where we opened our first flagship boutique.
We are proud to partner with the ZERMATTERS cooperative in Zermatt, Switzerland. The ZERMATTERS are not “only” guides and snow sports instructors: they are also sports shop assistants, ski service professionals, hut keepers, restaurateurs, hotel managers, helicopter pilots, mountain rescuers, professional athletes, and much more. This parternship is a perfect fit for the NORQAINER spirit.
In February 2020, we announced the news of our strategic long-term partnership with movement manufacturer Kenissi. The first results of this important alliance were two exclusive Manufacture calibres for NORQAIN’s Adventure, Freedom and Independence collections. Proven robustness, premier performance and precision that exceeds industry standards, the three-hand NN20/1 and the GMT NN20/2 both feature a 70-hour power reserve are chronometer certified and are ready to accompany you on your next adventure.