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NORQAIN Independence 40mm DLC Hakuna Mipaka - Black Leopard Rubber Strap

NORQAIN Independence 40mm DLC Hakuna Mipaka - Black Leopard Rubber Strap

Regular price $5,300.00 AUD
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Designed in collaboration with NORQAINER and wildlife ambassador Dean Schneider, this 40mm Independence immediately turns heads with its leopard-print pattern on the black dial. The skeletonised diamond-cut hour and minute hands – plated with rose gold – boldly link this model to the Independence collection. The shield-and-spear logo of the Hakuna Mipaka Oasis, which is supported by proceeds from the sale of this watch, is made of rose gold and placed at 6 o’clock on the dial. A black DLC coating covers the 40mm stainless steel case, giving it a dramatic and striking appearance. At the heart of this watch is the COSC-certified NORQAIN calibre NN08, which is visible through the sapphire glass caseback.

The black animal-friendly rubber strap stands out with a leopard-spot pattern that has a soft velour-like texture. This patented texture which consists of 0.6mm rubber hairs is achieved by laser process. Ten percent of proceeds from the sale of the NORQAIN Independence 40mm Hakuna Mipaka is donated to the wildlife sanctuary in South Africa.

The Independence 40mm Hakuna Mipaka was launched in honour of International Women’s Day on 8 March, this black Independence timepiece for women features a fierce and feminine design.


  • 316L stainless steel case body with DLC coating
  • Diameter: 40mm
  • Thickness: 12.05mm
  • Width between lugs: 20mm
  • Lug to lug: 46.30mm
  • Water resistance: 100m
  • Double anti-reflective, scratch-proof, flat sapphire glass on top
  • Open case-back with scratch-proof flat sapphire glass
  • Screw-down crown with NORQAIN logo
  • Engraved 316L stainless steel DLC coated NORQAIN plate on the left side of the case


  • NORQAIN calibre NN08 (SW200-1)
  • Mechanical automatic movement
  • Chronometer certified (COSC)
  • 26 rubies
  • Personalised NORQAIN oscillating weight
  • 41 hours power reserve
  • Balance frequency: 28’800 vibrations per hour (4Hz)

Dial & Hands

  • Black dial with leopard pattern, rose gold NORQAIN and HAKUNA MIPAKA logos
  • Black inner flange
  • Diamond-cut skeleton indexes, rose gold plated, filled with white X1 Superluminova
  • Date window at 3 o’clock
  • Diamond-cut faceted hour and minute hands, rose gold plated, filled with white X1 Superluminova
  • Diamond-cut flat Second Hand, rose gold plated, filled with white X1 Superluminova


  • Integrated, velvet feel black rubber strap with leopard pattern and HAKUNA MIPAKA logo
  • Stainless steel pin buckle with DLC coating

Watch Box

  • The Independence 40mm Hakuna Mipaka Special Edition comes in a special leopard pattern Hakuna Mipaka watch box.


Brand: Norqain

Condition: New

Case Size: 40.0 mm

Case Material: Other

Dial Colour:

Colour: Other

Movement: Automatic

Water Resistance: 100 m

Power Reserve: 41 hrs

Glass: Sapphire

Style / Type: Sport

Strap: Rubber

Lug width: 20 mm

Strap colour: Black


Your Norqain watch will be shipped worldwide directly from Switzerland to your preferred address. Delivery times are expected to be 2-4 days.

Returns & Exchanges

Your watch can be returned 14 days after purchase for any reason for a full refund. Return requests can be initiated through the self-serve form at the bottom of our Refunds and Exchanges page. Once your request is received, our team will contact you to arrange the return of your watch. Returned items must be unused and in their original packaging. We reserve the right to refuse a return if the product(s) show signs of wear.


Every NORQAIN watch comes with an international manufacturer’s warranty of four years for the Manufacture Calibres and two years for the ETA and Sellita movements.

The warranty can be extended to five years for the Manufacturer Calibres and three years for the ETA and Seillita movements by joining the NORQAINER Club at

For any warranty extension, this must be completed within one month of the date of purchase.

The following events are not covered by NORQAIN’s warranty policy:

- Damage caused by external influences, natural disasters, accidents (blows, shocks, etc.)
- Theft, loss, etc.
- Damage due to incorrect handling or incorrect use of the watch
- Wear due to normal use and aging of the watch
- Damage caused by tampering with the watch by a retailer, distributor, or service centre not authorised to service NORQAIN
- If there is no International Manufacturer’s Warranty or the activation code has not been activated.

Customer Service

If you have any questions or customer service enquiries relating to your new Norqain watch purchased through Time+Tide please contact our Customer Service team at or via +61 3 4422 2044.

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