Independence Hakuna Mipaka Watch, 40mm

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.


  • Movement: Norqain calibre NN08 (SW200-1), mechanical automatic movement
  • Case: 316L stainless steel case body with DLC coating, double anti-reflective, scratch-proof, flat sapphire glass on top, open case-back with scratch-proof flat sapphire glass, engraved 316L stainless steel DLC coated NORQAIN plate on the left side of the case
  • Dimensions: 40 mm diameter, 12.05 mm thickness, width between lugs of 20 mm, lug to lug: 46.30 mm
  • Water resistance: 100 m
  • Dial: Black dial with leopard pattern, rose gold NORQAIN and HAKUNA MIPAKA logos, black inner flange
  • Hands: 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
  • Strap: integrated, velvet feel black rubber strap with leopard pattern and HAKUNA MIPAKA logo, stainless steel pin buckle with DLC coating