The dial options Norqain’s personal ‘mountain vary’ sample (though it seems slightly like carbon fibre weave), and the robust distinction with the gold arms makes it easy to learn. Simply as easy at evening too; the arms and indices are inset with X1 Superluminova. For those who’ve ever been fed up with fading, hard-to-see lume, that is for you. Apparently it’s round 60% stronger than normal SL – and that’s vivid sufficient by itself. There; you possibly can even strive slightly watch maths; “yeah, I’ll get this so I received’t want that costly LED torch…” Effectively, practically.
These arms are faceted too, with the operating second hand getting a white pointer and the GMT hand standing out with its crimson tip. This latter runs round a gold GMT half-ring from 18:00 to six:00 to indicate evening hours and a white half-ring from 06:00 to 18:00 to cowl daytime.
The bezel is 18ct crimson gold with a ceramic insert (no fading round right here, thanks), so you are able to do the neat trick of operating three time zones by shifting the bezel. You possibly can’t have all three directly, simply two on the similar time, however it’s nonetheless a very helpful characteristic in case you’re touring and even simply calling folks abroad. It’s not a diving bezel, so being unidirectional with a detent would make it more durable to make use of, as an alternative Norqain have thoughtfully made it as a bidirectional bezel and given it a knurled edge to make it simpler to show each methods. There’s nonetheless a lumed pip at 12, although, so even at evening you possibly can work out the place you’re.