Hot! Swiss watchmaker Norqain launches limited edition Wild One Hakuna Mipaka timepiece in Singapore


CONTENT: Medina Razali

Wildlife enthusiasts and watch collectors, here’s the latest timepiece to add to your collection. Independent Swiss watchmaker Norqain has officially launched their limited edition Wild One Hakuna Mipaka watch in Singapore, in collaboration with wildlife ambassador Dean Schneider. Unveiled at the Norqain flagship boutique in Wisma Atria, the Wild One Hakuna Mipaka is available in a limited quantity of only 300 pieces worldwide. The Wild One marks Norqain and Dean Schneider’s third fundraising effort towards the Hakuna Mipaka Oasis, a wildlife sanctuary founded by Dean Schneider.

Every single intricate detail in the Wild One encapsulates the spirit of Hakuna Mipaka. The bespoke design of the Wild One was inspired by King Dexter, Dean Schneider’s beloved lion of the Hakuna Mipaka pride. The watch strap resembles King Dexter’s fur; its sand-coloured base has a unique texture, adorned with markings that mimic a lion’s fur pattern. Even the rubber shock absorber is infused with sand from the Hakuna Mipaka Oasis in South Africa.


The watch face is also inspired by the dusky landscape of the Hakuna Mipaka Oasis, featuring red and gold-plated skeleton hands and indexes. At the back of the watch case is an engraving of Dean Schneider’s signature inspirational statement — “We need to learn to love them exactly the way they are and not the way we wish them to be!”. Technical-wise, the Wild One embraces Swiss watchmaking ethos with a sapphire crystal case, powered by the Manufacture Calibre NN20/1, an automatic Swiss-made calibre by Kenissi.

As part of the collaboration, 10% of sales from the Wild One will go towards supporting Dean Schneider’s mission and projects run at the Hakuna Mipaka Oasis wildlife sanctuary. Since having appointed Dean Schneider as brand ambassador, Norqain has pledged that all its products feature 100% animal cruelty free materials. Dean Schneider says: “Thanks to the partnership with Norqain, we’ve been able to fund ongoing operations at Hakuna Mipaka Oasis to support the animals, the workers and camps.”

The Norqain Wild One limited edition timepiece is priced at S$8,700, available at the Norqain Singapore boutique in Wisma Atria. Purchase of each watch comes with exclusive Hakuna Mipaka packaging and cap.

Norqain Singapore
435 Orchard Rd, #02-33/34 Wisma Atria, Singapore 238877

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