Sapphire crystal has excellent color and luster. They are also known for their hardness and durability. Therefore, they are the ideal materials for luxury watch crystals. In recent years, using sapphire crystal to make watch cases surge in popularity and have become a new trend in the high-end watch industry. Although the toughness of sapphire crystal is just a rank below that of diamond, it requires delicate craftsmanship in production as it is extremely prone to cracking and shattering when being cut and process. Brands that hold this expertise are very rare. Memorigin, the Hong Kong tourbillon watch brand, is always fond of accepting new challenges. After 2 years of development, Memorigin successfully mastered the techniques of cutting sapphire crystal and launching the ‘AMAN Series: Five Elements – Metal” tourbillon watch. Watch lovers can finally appreciate the fine details of the tourbillon mechanics in the watch through the sapphire crystal transparent case.
‘AMAN’ means harmony and balance. It shares the same concept with the Five Elements Theory in Chinese philosophy. The five elements – wood, fire, earth, metal, and water are believed to be the fundamentals elements of everything in the universe. They undergo the creation and destruction cycles so that the system is harmonized and balanced. The Aman Series focuses on the ‘Metal’ of five elements this time. The representative color of ‘metal’, white, is the best match to the transparent sapphire crystal watch case.
There are two overlapping pentagons on the sapphire crystal watch case with a diameter of 45mm. Apart from referring to the five elements, they also represent ‘perfect’ in every aspect. The five screws on the case are decorated with a pentagon pattern as well.
The sapphire crystal is not only used in making the watch case. To fully utilize their characteristic of high clarity on the watch, the brand has also applied sapphire crystal to the tourbillon panel. It brings further visual impact to watch lovers when the operation of each component in the tourbillon movement can be thoroughly seen in the crystal-clear watch.
The window of the tourbillon movement is located at the 9 o’clock position. Together with the night-illuminating indices and hands, they give a modern feeling to the high-quality timepiece. Memorigin specially chooses a tourbillon movement with a vibration frequency of 28,800 times per hour and a twin-barrel 65-hour power reserve. It provides high stability and accuracy.
Aligning with the sapphire crystal watch case, the watch is equipped with a translucent rubber strap and a white rubber strap to match different styles. In order to facilitate the process of changing styles, the brand installs a quick assembly system at the back of the strap. The strap will be uninstalled as soon as one presses the button. It brings great convenience to watch lovers.
Meanwhile, Memorigin is always attentive to details. It has designed a transparent pentagon watch box to place the exquisite “Aman Series: Five Elements – Metal” tourbillon watch. It becomes an art piece. The precious “Aman Series: Five Elements – Metal” tourbillon watch is only limited to 200 pieces worldwide. Watches of other elements in the series will be launched in succession.
About Aman Series: Five Elements – Metal
Retail price: HKD $198,000
Limited Edition 200 pieces
Sapphire crystal case
Watch diameter: approx. 45mm
Watch thickness: approx. 16mm
Both sides sapphire crystal
Water resistance: 3ATM
171 pieces of subassembly module and 20 jewels
Frequency: 28,800 oscillations/ hour
Twin mainspring barrel
65 hours power reserve
The tourbillon located at 9 o’clock rotates at a speed of 60s for one circle
Manual winding mechanism