Memorigin is the first Hong Kong watchmaking brand that only produces tourbillons. The latest addition to its watch family is the exceptional high complication timepiece with GMT function that presents the tourbillon in a different angle thanks to a specially made sapphire glass.
The Hong Kong-based manufacturer seeks to develop an innovative idea for the watch design each year. The Stellar Series that was launched in 2015 features a special sapphire glass which was a challenging task for the manufacturer. The form of sapphire glass is not easy to be transformed or cut so the high-end Chinese brand spends a long period to cut a one-piece and curved sapphire glass. The production time is above expectation. By consuming and damaging more than hundred pieces of cutter, this goal is finally completed.
The dial side of the watch provides amazing views of four highlights. The first one is a sphere placed on the top of the dial at the 12 o’clock position which boasts a Chinese ancient planetarium decoration that expresses the wisdom of China. A flying tourbillon engraved with Memorigin’s logo is located at the 3 o’clock position, while a sphere-shaped western GMT indicator which includes the mother of pearl, enamel and luminous materials is displayed at the 6 o’clock position. The last but not the least, there is a gorgeous mother of pearl sub-dial at the 9 o’clock position containing raised Roman numeral indexes and blued skeleton hands that displays the basic time functions. As you can see on the image below, the left over space from the dial side is filled with decorations and engravings.
Memorigin Stellar Series features an elegant stainless steel case measuring 43mm in diameter and 15mm in thickness. The case is constructed to resist water pressure up to 50 meters (approximately 165 feet).
The beating heart of this stunning piece is the in-house developed automatic tourbillon movement AT 1118 featuring the balance wheel and escapement system which encircles the balance wheel. The self-winding mechanism operates at the rapid frequency of 28,800 alternations per hour (4 Hz) and it is capable to store enough energy to keep the watch working for no less than 40 hours.
The latest Memorigin’s tourbillon comes with an elegant, black leather strap, fitted with a steel pin buckle. The retail price of this exquisite model is 6,035 Swiss francs which is approximately $6,175.