Fencing has become a popular sport in the city after the Hong Kong fencing team obtained excellent results in the Olympic Games and the National Games. Being a big supporter of local sports development, the Hong Kong tourbillon brand Memorigin recently partnered with the team’s elite trainer Gregory Koenig from France, Olympic fencer Cheung Siu-lun, and the FIE-qualified international referee Gerald Cheng Chi-hung to collaboratively design a fencing-themed timepiece. With a hope to further promote the sport in the community, proceeds from the sale of the Fancy Fencing Series tourbillon watches will be partly donated to Cheers Up Foundation. It has created exclusive educational materials on fencing so that more students will have the opportunity to participate in the sport.

Fencing was a sport of royalty in the past. It consists of elegance, tactics, and etiquette. Each game starts with a salute to the opponent, the referee, and the audience, which represents a fencer’s pledge of honor. Therefore, it is also known as “combat with grace”. Meanwhile, the tourbillon requires high-quality craftsmanship and has one of the most complex mechanisms in the world. As they both exhibit elegance through their contemporary forms, they are believed to be a great blend.

The watches have adopted a timeless color tone with a black alligator strap, a silver watch case, and a grey dial, making them endlessly versatile. The dial features an iconic foil mask metal relief on the twelve o’clock position. It is skeletal so that the operation of the delicate movement components underneath can mildly be seen. The Fancy Fencing Series includes three watches, each named after a characteristic of the sport, and they demonstrate classic minimalism in a notable way.

Fancy Fencing Series – Elegance
Hong Kong fencing team coach Gregory Koenig from France embodies elegance in his training. The watch is inlaid with five fascinating black diamonds as the hour markers. The day and night indicator on the three o’clock position is carved with the word ‘FENCING’. The hand of the power reserve indicator is in the shape of the sword, subtly representing a fencer’s passion for the sport.

The watch has a movement with 80 hours of power reserve. It can run for three days without winding. The tourbillon at the bottom has a vibration frequency of 28,800 oscillations per hour. Accuracy and functionality are encased in a classy design.

Fancy Fencing Series – Flexibility
Cheung Siu-lun, a veteran fencer on the Hong Kong Olympic fencing team, is prided on his agility and flexibility. The Resilience tourbillon watch features a watch case with a smooth bullnose edge. The hands are in the form of three weapons: foil as the hour hand, épée as the minute hand, and sabre as the hand of the GMT indicator. The day and night indicator is adorned with yellow, red, and black penalty cards. Fencing elements can be found everywhere.

The watch is equipped with 40 hours of power reserve and a GMT indication. It is suitable for athletes and businessmen who always travel around. The rounded edge of the case has highlighted the fine polishing and sits more comfortably on the wrist.

Fancy Fencing Series – Focus
As a referee, concentration and decisiveness are very important during a game. The Focus tourbillon watch designed by the FIE-qualified international referee Gerald Cheng Chi-hung has a watch case with a sharp edge, representing the traits of integrity and consistency. The yellow, red, and black penalty cards are embedded in the form of metal relief on the day and night indicator, catching every attention when the watch is being seen.

The watch comes with a movement with 40 hours of power reserve and a GMT indicator, which is suitable for athletes and businessmen who always travel around. As the watch case incorporates a modern sharpness, it is vaguely sporty while being office appropriate.

Gregory Koenig, Cheung Siu-lun, and Gerald Cheng recently had a photo shoot with the watches. The fashionable timepieces looked incredibly chic when the three fencing experts were dressed in suits and their fencing uniforms.


About Cheers Up Foundation
Cheers Up Foundation promotes a positive outlook on life with the act of charity, mercy, and kindness. It advocates beneficence through the themes of “human”, “society”, and “earth”. Since established, the foundation has organized an array of courses and events, hoping to help children acquire some skills with various fun and interesting extra-curricular activities. These experiences will foster children to develop a right attitude towards life. In the meantime, it provides mental health support services for adults and the elderly. There are workshops and seminars to assist them in overcoming emotional stress, fighting depression, and delaying aging, thus easing the burden on hospitals. It also aims to protect the earth by reducing the carbon emission and achieving carbon neutrality.

As long as everyone is willing to open their hearts, contribute selflessly, and drive others to be kind by being helpful, the foundation believes the positive message can be spread throughout Hong Kong and even globally. We will all be cheerful as we follow the motto "I love smiling, but your laughter even more".


About Fancy Fencing Series – Elegance
Retail price: HKD $49,800


Model No.
MO 1896

Case
Stainless-steel case
Watch diameter approx. 43mm
Watch thickness: approx. 13.5mm
Both sides sapphire crystal
Water resistance: 5ATM

Movement
Flying tourbillon
193 pieces of subassembly module and 27 jewels
Frequency: 28800 Oscillation/Hour
Twin mainspring barrel

Features
Day/Night indicator
Power reserve indicator
80-hour power reserve
The tourbillion located at 6 o'clock rotate at a speed of 60s for one circle
Manual winding mechanism

Dial
Fencing-themed dial
Five black diamonds as hour markers
Silver illuminous hands

Strap
Alligator strap


About Fancy Fencing Series –Flexibility
Retail price: HKD $44,800


Model No.
MO 1896

Case
Stainless-steel case
Watch diameter approx. 43mm
Watch thickness: approx. 13.5mm
Both sides sapphire crystal
Water resistance: 5ATM

Movement
Flying tourbillon
155 pieces of subassembly module and 18 jewels
Frequency: 28800 Oscillation/Hour

Features
GMT indicator
Day/Night indicator
40-hour power reserve
The tourbillion located at 6 o'clock rotate at a speed of 60s for one circle
Manual winding mechanism

Dial
Fencing-themed dial
Hands in the shape of foil, épée, and sabre

Strap
Alligator strap


About Fancy Fencing Series –Focus
Retail price: HKD $44,800


Model No.
MO 1896

Case
Stainless-steel case
Watch diameter approx. 43mm
Watch thickness: approx. 13.5mm
Both sides sapphire crystal
Water resistance: 5ATM

Movement
Flying tourbillon
155 pieces of subassembly module and 18 jewels
Frequency: 28800 Oscillation/Hour

Features
GMT indicator
Day/Night indicator
40-hour power reserve
The tourbillion located at 6 o'clock rotate at a speed of 60s for one circle
Manual winding mechanism

Dial
Fencing-themed dial
Silver illuminous hands

Strap
Alligator strap

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