Since 2005, Ms. Hui Chan Hiu Wan, Janice has been an art student of the famous painter Lam Wu Fui, who was also trained under the renowned Chinese artist Zhao Shao’ang at the Lingnan School. Janice specializes in freehand brushwork, which emphasizes the semblance in the spiritual aspect. While most of her works feature birds and flowers, she loves drawing pine trees as they represent the abilities to remain virtuous, steadfast, and withstand adversity. Holding this attitude in high regard, Memorigin collaborated with Janice on the Lustre tourbillon watch.
The watch name is based on the poem “Welcome Rain on a Spring Night” by Du Fu in the Tang Dynasty, where there is a line “And moistens all things softly, without sound”. The painting presents a scene where the trees and birds are enjoying the moist breeze of spring when it comes quietly. An old pine tree is depicted on the dial in ink wash. The brushstrokes are tough while remaining elegant, delineating the lush and blooming pine needles. A dash of red on the bird creates a vibrant contrast with the tree and further enhances its vividness. The drawing elicits the emptiness and stillness philosophy in Chinese aesthetic appreciation of nature. The chapter ring is removed, leaving only the night-illuminating blue hands to indicate the time. This avoids the art appreciation from becoming distracted.
The watch is equipped with a manual-winding tourbillon watch which has 148 pieces of subassembly module and 18 jewels, providing 50 hours of power reserve. The tourbillon at the twelve o’clock position oscillates at a frequency of 28,800 times per hour.