When Kobold unveiled plans to launch a watchmaking workshop and retail boutique in Kathmandu, people called the idea crazy. Yet two years after the initial plans for this adventure were drawn up, Kobold Watch Company Nepal Pvt. Ltd. opened its doors for business and launched its unique Himalaya wristwatches. (Read more about the Kathmandu company by clicking here.)
The Himalaya Everest Edition features a world-first in the field of horology: a dial made from a piece of rock collected from the summit of Mount Everest.
The watch is powered by a Swiss automatic-winding movement (German manufacture movement available on request) that is housed in a stainless steel case.
Handmade in Nepal, the Himalaya proudly displays its country of origin on its dial.
"Made in Nepal" has long been written on such products as handwoven pashminas, handmade rugs, khukri knives and other handicraft items but never before on the dial of a wristwatch. This project therefore holds special meaning to people beyond those directly and indirectly employed in Kobold's Kathmandu operation. It is a matter of great national pride and a boost to the confidence in this country's fledgling economy.
Covered by a 3-year warranty against material flaws and manufacturing defects.
Ref. KN 880121-E
Case: surgical stainless steel (316L); brushed finish
dimensions 44.0 mm diameter (bezel end to bezel end)
22 mm lug width (between lugs; measures strap width)
13.0 mm height overall
crystal synthetic sapphire; domed, anti-reflective (inside and outside)
back solid stainless steel; screw-locked
ratings* waterproof (10 atm/330 ft); pressure-proof to 10 atmospheres; antimagnetic; shock-resistant;
Movement: ETA 2824-A2
winding automatic mechanism
mainspring Nivarox 1
functions hours, minutes, seconds; (date optional)
other 40 hours power reserve, integrated shock resistance system (INCABLOC)
*all ratings in accordance with the strict regulations set forth by the German Industrial Standard Bureau, DIN