Representing Hong Kong, Memorigin’s partner and professional snooker player Marco Fu competed in the opening round of the World Championship qualifiers in Sheffield. Although he had not played on the MainTour for more than two years, he finished in a narrow 6-5 defeat against his competitor and showed glimpses of his best form in his first game. He would surely give a perfect play in the near future.
Marco wore his Marco Fu’s 20th Anniversary tourbillon watch in the game. It has a round-shaped case with a slanted angle cut and is decorated with white and black diamonds. The design inspiration comes from the white ball and the black ball with the highest score (7 degrees) in the cue sport. The classic black and white color combination is striking and timeless. Through the semi-skeleton dial, the mechanical operation of the exquisite watch components can be seen. The Roman numeral hour markers on the dial enhance its elegance. Surprising snooker elements can be found in every detail. For instance, a snooker cue is hidden in the eleven o’clock position.
The pearl at the eight o’clock position acting as a second hand is another highlight of the watch. The initials of Marco Fu “MF” are carved on the Japanese Akoya pearl. It also implies the white ball hit by the player in a snooker game. Tourbillon watches are famous for its time-telling precision. The flying tourbillon located at six o’clock position symbolizes the athletes’ pursuit of improvement and dedication, just like Marco’s enthusiasm on snooker.