Memorigin

Memorigin is the first Hong Kong brand which only produces tourbillon. The marvelous oriental sculpture merging with western top art of watchmaking creates a tourbillon watch which has strong Hong Kong cultural character and is a blend of oriental and western cultures. Memorigin uses its in-house movement with its production process strictly controlled so that craftsmanship and quality are sanctioned by international professionals. All Memorigin watches are used with high quality materials from different countries; it has been arranged meticulously from a small part to the complete watch.

Memorigin tourbillon watches are designed by Hong Kong top designers and collectors with innovative concepts. Besides the traditional elegant style, it also adds cultural elements into the design, leading the oriental art to be international. In additions, Memorigin has a unique word carving technology: words can be engraved on the movement and can be preserved forever that the watch becomes unique and memorable.

Michele Reis x iPANDAS
Memorigin Tourbillon Watch

Celebrating its 25th anniversary, Integrated Publicity Services Ltd (IPS) proudly introduces an adorable commemorative mascot iPANDAS and plans to organize a variety of charitable projects with different parties. As the inaugural project, IPS joined hands with Ms. Michele Reis to develop the Michele Reis x iPANDAS Memorigin Tourbillon Watch with the full support of Memorigin, the first tourbillon brand in Hong Kong. The proceeds raised will be donated to the JMJ Children's Charitable Foundation co-founded by Michele and her husband Julian Hui and support the panda protection projects to match the theme of the collaboration.

Design Concept

The new Michele Reis x iPANDAS Memorigin Tourbillon Watch gives a refreshing twist to the masculine and strong tourbillon timepiece by marrying the adorable panda motif with complicated craftsmanship. The meticulously carved iPANDAS motif on the black nickel plated skeleton dial is finished with a special brushing technology to create a refined and smooth matte effect. The biggest challenge lies in creating a three-dimensional panda within the narrow space between the dial and the sapphire glass. As the rose gold plated luminous dauphine hands sit on the panda’s legs, the thickness of the relief must be carefully controlled lest it will be too thin to work on or too thick and hinder the operation of other components. The vivid and exquisite three-dimensional effect is the result of repeated fine-tunings.

Design Concept

A new engraving technique is used on the dial to highlight the lovely panda and the exceptional design, while the black nickel plated skeleton heart patterns on the back consist of the letters “JMJ” to mark the concerted effort between the JMJ Children's Charitable Foundation and iPANDAS. The advanced CNC engraving technology ensures that every heart is perfect and identical. On the black nickel plated skeleton dial are 10 sparkling diamond indexes and two precious rubies at 2 o’clock and 5 o’clock to commemorate the 25th anniversary of IPS. Fitted with Memorigin’s Calibre MO1128, this model comprises 155 subassembly modules and 18 jewel bearings. Apart from a power reserve of up to 40 hours, it also features a co-axial tourbillon at 6 o’clock that oscillates at 28,800 times per hour, ensuring precision and an appealing design.

Michele also lent her creativity to the strap design. Crocodile straps in four colors are available to reveal a modern charm. While the panda-inspired black and white are timeless, straps in green and orange, which represent the pandas’ favorite bamboo leaves and carrots, also offer a unique way to express the wearer’s mood and style. The wearers may freely mix and match the contrasting black and white or green and orange crocodile straps for a bold and chic look.

Michele Reis x iPANDAS
Memorigin Tourbillon Watch

Model no. MO1128
Frequency: 28,800 oscillations/ hour
155 pieces of subassembly modules and 18 jewel bearings
The tourbillon located at 6 o’clock rotates at a speed of 60s for one circle
40-hour power reserve
Co-axial Tourbillon
The balance wheel and the escapement system encircle the center of balance wheel
Approx. 43mm contemporary type stainless steel case
Black nickel plated skeleton dial with iPANDAS embossment and JMJ logo
Rose gold plated luminous dauphine hands
Sapphire crystal
Alligator straps (Available in black, white, green and orange)

Tourbillon Movement

Presented before you, is one of the most engaging movements in watchmaking history; the tourbillon, a mechanical marvel that enthusiasts around the world are eager to acquire and speak of highly.

A revelation when it was first developed, not only for the visual impact that a rotating tourbillon mechanism can have, but also for the sheer genius of its mechanical ingenuity that allowed for more accurate timekeeping. The rotating tourbillon counteracting the unfavorable gravitational forces of the earth that normally affects other mechanical watches.

Tourbillon Movement

The continued fascination of the tourbillon lies in its original scarcity and complex mechanical movement. Between 1821 and 1895, restricted by manufacturing technology during that century, the global output of tourbillons was merely 500 watches. While modern technological and production advances have meant more connoisseurs now have access to this mechanical masterpiece, the complexity and fascination in the tourbillon mechanism has endured and remains a milestone in horological excellence.

Distribution

Memorigin Specialty store
Address: Shop no. 3, Ground Floor, Peninsula Apartments, No.16 Mody Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
Tel: +852 6686 2222
Fax: +852 2721 2212
Email: info@vyw.hk
Opening Hours: 10:30a.m. – 9:30p.m.