The artist Adam Pak partnered with the Hong Kong tourbillon brand Memorigin to co-design the Ebullience Tourbillon. They held the launch event at the industry’s biggest occasion, the Hong Kong Watch & Clock Fair. Adam, Memorigin’s Founder & CEO William Shum, Memorigin’s Board Advisor Shum Mak Ling, and the Director of Starlit Artiste Management Ltd Carmen Cheng attended the event.
Having an artistic interest, Adam pursued a degree in arts and design. He later interned for a renowned design firm in Amsterdam. He revealed on stage that it was his first time designing a watch. He had spent a month and a half doing research, and the idea exploration, design process, and production lead time took a year. He and the brand had given their best efforts in this project. William also praised Adam, “not only does he have a handsome face, but he is also undoubtedly talented in arts. He takes things seriously and is professional in design. That’s why he is brilliant as an actor and a watch designer.”
Adam hoped to design a simplistic trendy watch that can match various outfit styles. The Ebullience timepiece embodies the creative concept of “tourbillon in a tourbillon”. A part of the dial is skeletonized. The remaining metallic dial is engraved with a tourbillon balance wheel and an escapement. The hollow part forms a rounded arc, which subtly contrasts with the silver face and gently exposes the complicated inner workings beneath. While the real tourbillon movement rotates slowly at the bottom, the design brings an illusory visual effect as if two tourbillons are twirling.
The balance bridge with the word “EBULLIENCE” chiseled out symbolizes the endless design passion Adam has. The whole watch, from the case to the hands, incorporates only black and silver color tones. It comes with a stingray strap in dark grey color, highlighting a modern timepiece of timeless worth.
The watch is equipped with a manual-winding tourbillon movement made up of 155 subassembly modules and 18 jewels. It provides 40 hours of power reserve. The fascinating tourbillon at the six o’clock position oscillates 28,800 times per hour. The tourbillon was given to Adam by William as a token of his gratitude.