AMAZ, the toy exhibition store in Causeway Bay, is hosting the "Father of Gundam Okawara Kunio 50th Anniversary Exhibition" from July 1st to August 31st. This exhibition aims to take visitors on a journey through the remarkable works of Mr. Okawara Kunio.
In addition to showcasing multiple artwork sketches, design materials, and large-scale sculptures, the exhibition also features a pop-up store that sells a variety of exquisite merchandise during the event period. This includes two limited edition tourbillon watch models created through a collaboration between Memorigin and Hong Kong Promotional Partners Worldwide Group (PPW Group) to commemorate the Father of Gundam Okawara Kunio 50th Anniversary Exhibition. These watches pay tribute to the popular mechanical characters designed by Okawara Kunio.
The GOD GUNDAM Tourbillon is based on a painting specially designed by the Father of Gundam, Okawara Kunio, for the Hong Kong exhibition. The painting depicts GOD GUNDAM standing atop Victoria Peak, overlooking the stunning view of Hong Kong. The exhibition will also showcase this colourful background painting for the first time, presenting the different beauties of the daytime and sunset. The tourbillon is designed based on this painting, with a skeleton dial intentionally crafted in golden metal carving, evoking the momentum of GOD GUNDAM entering its ultimate mode, "Shining Finger."
The watch is made of a silver stainless steel case and strap, with a blue movement. Through the sapphire glass, wearers can visualize the intricate operation of the tourbillon component, which is reminiscent of the mechanical sense of GOD GUNDAM. Additionally, the time markers on the watch have a hidden design concept. The markers from 10 o'clock to 2 o'clock are inspired by the mecha configuration on the helmet, while the marker at 12 o'clock features the chest armor configuration that only appears when the ultimate mode is activated, adorned with rubies. This attention to detail is a testament to the passion and dedication of our team in creating a watch that Gundam fans will truly appreciate.
On the other hand, the Yatterman Tourbillon features the iconic dog-shaped robot Yatter-wan design on a skeletonized dial, with the outer periphery of the dial inspired by the collar design of Yatter-wan. In addition to the exclusive Yatter-wan logo at the 12 o'clock position and Okawara Kunio's signature at the 6 o'clock position, the rest of the watch is designed with alternating rubies and blue sapphires, which are the main colors of Yatter-wan. The blue alligator strap with red stitching is also used to match the theme.
The constantly rotating tourbillon mechanism, placed between Yatter-wan and the dice-shaped robot Omochama, evokes the wheels on the feet of Yatter-wan, adding a dynamic touch to the watch.
Father of Gundam Okawara Kunio 50th Anniversary Exhibition Details:
Address: Basement 2-4, Kingston Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, AMAZ BY LOKIANNO.
Exhibition Period: July 1st, 2023, to August 31st, 2023.
Opening Hours: 12:00-21:00 (Free Admission)