KuTour Designer - Words from Priscilla Ku

At 18, before becoming an artist, I starting working in the jewelry industry and I have never left. I was inspired to work in design at an early age and am glad to be continuing that work today. In addition to designing jewelry I also have a passion for painting, writing and interior design.
KuTour symbolizes my next journey. It is a combination of my family name and the word tour (journey) from Tourbillon.
About the project - From the beginning I was inspired and excited to work on this crossover project. I wanted to put my artistic creativity into designing unique watches.

Memorigin introduction

Memorigin is the first Hong Kong watch brand producing only tourbillons. With intricate oriental sculpture merged with the fine art of tourbillon watching making, it is a brand with the perfect blend of the cultural heritages of East and West. Memorigin uses in-house movements, sanctioned by international professionals, that meet the highest levels of craftsmanship and quality control during the production process. Produced with the best quality materials sourced from around the world, Memorigin tourbillons and are meticulously assembled to produce a true work of art. Styled by some of Hong Kong's top designers and collectors with innovative concepts, Memorigin watches feature traditional elegant design infused with oriental cultural elements perfect for the international arena.

The invention of tourbillon

In the mid-19th century, wrist watches were not popular and people used to read time by pocket watches. Since pocket watches were put vertically inside the pocket or tied on the waist; the time accuracy was affected by the gravitational force impacting on the balance wheel of the pocket watch. In order to tackle this problem, in 1795 the French-Swiss watchmaker, Mr. Abraham-Louis Breguet, invented the mechanism of tourbillon. Tourbillon is a device which spiral, pallet fork and the escapement were worked on the same axis, and rotating 360 degrees, so as to reduce the time difference error caused by gravity Due to the extreme complication of mechanism and assembly of tourbillon watch, it becomes a symbol of “the beauty of art”. Each tourbillon watch is assembled by over hundred pieces of tiny components that there are only few watch factories in the world that can produce tourbillon movements; at the same time the watch masters who acquire tourbillon assemble skill are rare. So tourbillon watch is regarded as one of the top three most sophisticated functions in the world of mechanical watches. All in all, “tourbillon” represents the meaning of “collection value” and “the taste of prestige”.

Distribution Channels

Prince Jewellery & Watch

Shop B & C, Ground Floor, No. 58 Russell Street,
Causeway Bay, Hong Kong Tel: 2776 0688

Shop 1&2, Ground Floor, Prestige Tower, 23-25 Nathan Road,
Tsimshatsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong Tel: 2739 2333

Shop3, Ground Floor, Bo Tip Building, 10 Peking Road,
Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong Tel: 2369 2123