As a symbol of femininity, fine jewelry can bring out the best in a woman's features and personality. Hong Kong tourbillon brand Memorigin and the jewelry brand Karen Suen Fine Jewellery integrate exquisite watch craftsmanship with premium-quality fine jewelry, turning a timepiece into a luxurious fashion accessory. Karen Suen, the founder of the jewelry brand, is one of the most sought-after jewelry designers. Her talent and aesthetic sense have helped her create many glitzy art pieces.
It is Karen’s first time designing a tourbillon watch. She selected a rare manual-winding central tourbillon with free-sprung balances. While bringing a striking visual effect, the movement cancels out the gravitational force to tell an accurate time. Featuring the “Orient Pearl” grade A imperial jadeite and diamonds, the Jadeite Art Collection tourbillon watch is an elegant fusion of Eastern and Western aesthetics. Only 15 pieces will ever be produced worldwide, making them even more unique and rare.
The Jadeite Art Collection includes 40 pieces of top-quality marquise-cut imperial jadeite, 8 jade beads, a crown embedded with jade, and a total of 296 diamonds surrounding the central tourbillon. As the minute and hour hands cannot be installed as usual, the hands are set to be driven by the neighboring wheel. The sky blue color is beautifully accentuated by the jade green.
The case back is decorated with a piece of Paraiba tourmaline. This iconic gemstone of Karen Suen with an incandescent glow further enhances the stunning design. The imperial jade green color theme symbolizes auspiciousness, affluence, and revitalization. The green alligator strap gives a graceful touch to the luxurious timepiece.
The complexity of the intricate details, the difficulty of obtaining grade A imperial jadeite, and the technical challenges cannot be neglected. The brand has strict standards for selecting jade. Each piece of jade must meet a certain color saturation and brightness value. The craftsmen manually cut and polish them to a precise dimension without allowing deviations or errors. In general, polishing 49 jades takes about 60 days.
The watch is equipped with a central tourbillon movement with free-sprung balances. It has 195 pieces of subassembly module and 37 jewels, providing a power reserve of 42 hours. It oscillates at a frequency of 28,800 times per hour.