First Initiative Foundation (FIF) brought eight original specimens of the most iconic fossil skeletons from around the globe and showcased these prehistoric treasures in Hong Kong for the first time. In support of its charity gala dinner, themed “Dinosaurs Unleashed”, Memorigin specially launched a collection of 8 tourbillon watches named “The Legend of Dinosaur Big 8”. A part of the proceeds will be donated to FIF for organizing local initiatives that benefit Hong Kong.
“The Legend of Dinosaur Big 8” tourbillon watches feature eight adorable cartoon dinosaurs: Tyrannosaurus, Triceratops, Spinosaurus, Allosaurus, Hesperosaurus, Diplodocus, Hatzegopteryx, and baby Sauropod. The exquisite tourbillon watch craftsmanship and outstanding feats of engineering have further highlighted their grandeur and aesthetics. the Apart from the dimensional dinosaur metal reliefs, the dial is also carved with some local landmarks, such as the Peak Tower, the Big Buddha, Victoria Harbour, Aqua Luna, Tsing Ma Bridge, Lippo Centre, Central Plaza, International Commerce Centre, Bank of China Tower, International Finance Centre, the Clock Tower in Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, and Golden Bauhinia Square, to echo the event of these dinosaur fossils being exhibited in Hong Kong.
In addition, the minute and hour hands are attached with dinosaur footprints. When they go around the clock every hour, it resembles a dinosaur slowly decrypting a secret code, as the twelve hour markers together imply “DINOSAUR BIG 8” in Morse code. Each watch comes with an alligator strap in a specific color. These colors symbolize the different characteristics and habits of the dinosaur species.
The watches are equipped with an in-house tourbillon movement which has 173 subassembly modules and 20 jewels, providing 40 hours of power reserve. As an integration of beauty and stability, the tourbillon at the six o’clock position oscillates at a frequency of 28,800 times per hour.
“The Legend of Dinosaur Big 8” tourbillon watches are open for pre-orders now. Customers who purchase the watches will be gifted an exclusive MINISAUR NFT. Co-created by ARTLIFE and Nfternoon, the NFTs are designed with 3D-modelling by Artitech and minted on the green block chain platform of Articoin, which was awarded the Renewable Energy Certificate by CLP Power Hong Kong Ltd. The set includes 8 MINISAUR NFT designs, each corresponds to one tourbillion watch and is capped at 250 in amount respectively.
For more information regarding the MINISAUR NFT, please visit the website below:
About First Initiative Foundation
Established in 2010, First Initiative Foundation (FIF) is a registered charity that supports and organises local initiatives to benefit the arts, education, community welfare, and promotion of Hong Kong’s unique culture on the world stage.
FIF is committed to the value of giving and uplifting the best of Hong Kong. FIF’s current initiatives include scholarships in various disciplines for outstanding Hong Kong students both locally and abroad, mentorship-based projects including masterclasses with international artists and artist-in-residence programmes, projects that preserve and celebrate local traditional crafts and cultural heritage, as well as unique educational outreach programmes in the arts and sciences.
About The Legend of Dinosaur Big 8 Tourbillon
Retail price: HKD $48,000
Watch diameter: approx.43mm
Watch thickness: approx.13.5mm
Both sides sapphire crystal
Water resistance: 5ATM
173 pieces of subassembly module and 20 jewels
Frequency: 28,800 oscillations/ hour
40 hours power reserve
The tourbillon located at 6 o’clock rotates at a speed of 60s for one circle
Manual winding mechanism
Cartoon dinosaur metal relief
Iconic Hong Kong landmarks
Hands decorated with dinosaur footprints
Hour markers show “DINOSAUR BIG 8” in Morse code