The Sheen Hok Charitable Foundation, established by Professor Alice Chiu BBS JP and Mr. Louis Chiu, held the 'Alice Chiu Tsang Hok Wan "Be with you" Charity 45th Anniversary' Appreciation Dinner on September 19, 2023. The event not only invited former female volleyball player Wei Qiu Yue but also marked a collaboration with Hong Kong tourbillon brand Memorigin to create a Charitable Volleyball-themed Tourbillon watch.
Wei Qiu Yue has represented her country at the Olympic Games three times, winning a gold medal with the team at the Rio 2016 Olympics (Games of the XXXI Olympiad). After retiring, she worked in the role as Vice President at Tianjin Sports Vocational College and has been actively promoting volleyball at various levels of society. The Sheen Hok Charitable Foundation and Memorigin have collaborated and launched the Volleyball Tourbillon Watch for charity, with all proceeds, after deducting costs, to be donated to the Sheen Hok Charitable Foundation and Tianjin No. Seven Sports Training School Company Limited.
Founder and CEO of Memorigin, William Shum Wai Lam, expressed the significance of this collaboration on the stage, saying, 'The determination and hard work in women's volleyball, Mrs. Chiu's years of dedicated charity work, helping those in need, and our brand's relentless pursuit of craftsmanship all share a common spirit.' During the event, Mrs. Chiu presented gratitude awards to Wei Qiu Yue and William Shum, and in return, Wei Qiu Yue presented a signed volleyball to Mrs. Chiu. William Shum, on the other hand, gifted a Charitable Volleyball Tourbillon watch to Wei Qiu Yue, commemorating this precious moment.
The Charitable Volleyball Tourbillon watch is available in two versions: the regular version and the diamond version. The regular version features a black PVD-coated barrel-shaped stainless steel case, while the diamond version boasts a barrel-shaped stainless steel case adorned with beautiful diamonds. Both versions come with striking red calf leather straps. As for the dial, it adopts a skeleton design featuring the dynamic pose of a volleyball player spiking the ball and five stars, reminiscent of the national flag of the People's Republic of China. On the back, there is a rainbow pattern symbolizing the nation's volleyball spirit growing stronger as it strives for excellence, hits its way to success, and creates a vibrant result like a rainbow.
The Volleyball Tourbillon watch is equipped with a manual winding tourbillon movement with a power reserve of 40 hours, vibrating at a frequency of 28,800 oscillations per hour. The tourbillon, rotating continuously at 6 o'clock, symbolizes Wei Qiu Yue's passion for volleyball, which never fades.