NEVEREST – THE NAME SAYS IT ALL
NEVEREST – The name says it all: This new collection name also underscores a partnership with Norbu Sherpa and Andrea Sherpa-Zimmermann of the Butterfly Help Project. The organisation supports the families and children of sherpas who have lost their lives while guiding climbers through the Himalayan mountains and to the top of Mt. Everest. 10% of earnings from the sales of these new NORQAIN Adventure NEVEREST timepieces will be donated to the Butterfly Help Project.
INSPIRED BY THE WORLD’S HIGHEST PEAK
Inspired by the appearance of the world’s highest peak, the Adventure NEVEREST 40mm Glacier has a captivating silvery look – from the steel brushed and satined case, to the grey bezel and dial. Red accents like the zero marker on the grey bezel ring, the central seconds hand and the “Chronometer” inscription stand out against the cracked white dial. The cracks resemble the jagged crevasses of Khumbu Icefall, the most dangerous stage of the climb to Everest’s summit.
MAKE A STATEMENT IN FOREST GREEN
The two-tone dial of this 3-hand NORQAIN Adventure NEVEREST model is a new take on the brand’s characteristic design. The base colour is a deep forest green, and the rectangles of the “NORQAIN Pattern” are outlined in black. This model is not only distinguished by its stylish dial, but also by the X1 Superluminova on its hands and indexes and the Manufacture Calibre NN20/1 at its heart.
EYE-CATCHING STEEL AND GOLD
Attracting explorers and watch admirers alike, the Adventure NEVEREST in steel and gold is limited to 100 pieces – as indicated by the caseback engraving of “ONE OF 100”. The 40mm timepiece has an 18ct 5N red gold bezel fitted with a black ceramic ring. For optimal handling, the edge of the unidirectional-rotating bezel is knurled. The dial is decorated with the recognisable NORQAIN pattern in grey and black – a completely new design for the brand – and the “Chronometer” indication in red, which matches the tip of the central seconds hand.
„We are so grateful for NORQAIN’s contribution to the Butterfly Help Project“
Norbu Sherpa and Andrea Sherpa-Zimmermann
Ten per cent of the earnings of NEVEREST sales will be donated to The Butterfly Help Project. This organisation, created by Norbu Sherpa and Andrea Zimmerman of Wild Yak Expeditions, helps families of sherpas who have lost their lives in the Himalayan mountains and offers their children access to education. Andrea Zimmermann from Switzerland and Norbu Sherpa, who has successfully climbed Mt. Everest seven times and has earned the title of Sirdar, met in 2011 when Andrea attempted to summit Cho Oyu with Norbu leading the way. They founded Wild Yak Expeditions in 2014 and were married two years later in 2016, the same year Andrea conquered Mt. Everest.
With Wild Yak Expeditions, Norbu and Andrea not only want to make the dreams of mountaineers and adventurous travellers come true; they also want to give something back to Nepal’s people, who may not have the same chances in life. They believe that the key to everything is education, which is why Andrea and Norbu founded the Butterfly Help Project.NORQAIN shares this belief and has committed to sending 50 children to school in 2021 and supporting them in the coming years. With earnings from the sales of NEVEREST watches, the independent brand will support more children in need through The Butterfly Help Project. The financial aid they receive through the sales of NEVEREST watches will pay for school fees, classroom material, books, uniforms, and athletic equipment.