Wong Kam Po, who holds the title of 'Asian Cycling King,' has recently taken over 'The Wing's Cycle' bicycle shop. The grand opening ceremony recently took place, with Memorigin founder William Shum in attendance to extend his congratulations. In addition to offering a diverse range of bicycle products, the store also features the sale of the BALANCE tourbillon watch, a collaborative creation between Wong Kam Po and Memorigin. Inside the store, a collection of medals and cycling attire from Wong Kam Po's years of achievements is on display, resembling a small-scale exhibition.
The case, dial, and strap of the BALANCE tourbillon watch are made of the same carbon fiber material used in racing bikes. This material is not only lightweight but also boasts high strength and corrosion resistance. In addition to the material, the dial design incorporates numerous cycling features. The upper half of the skeleton dial conceals an aerodynamic bicycle frame pattern, while the lower half features a dazzling 18K gold bicycle chain, connecting the chainring and the flywheel. The designer ingeniously blends the watch with the cycling's power source: the chainring is integrated into the tourbillon window at 6 o'clock, and the flywheel is positioned above the gemstone of the mainspring barrel. The watch is equipped with a tourbillon movement composed of 155 components and 18 jewels, with the rotating tourbillon symbolizing the boundless passion for cycling.
The design of the time scale and hands also brims with cycling elements. The indices take the form of bicycle cushions, while the hour and minute hands draw inspiration from disc brake rotors. Additionally, the watch features luminous functionality. In the darkness, you'll be able to see the indices 1, 4, 5, and 7 glowing – these digits represent '17:45,' symbolizing the extraordinary achievement of Wong Kam Po. He secured the first-ever championship for a Chinese athlete at the 2007 UCI Track Cycling World Championships in the 15-kilometer scratch race. Through this thoughtful design, Wong Kam Po aims to inspire everyone to find hope in their efforts, even when faced with difficulties or challenges.
Lastly, Wong Kam Po engraved the life motto 'BALANCE' onto the dial, sharing the insights he gained from cycling with everyone. Cycling emphasizes balance, and he believes that facing life's ups and downs, victories, and losses, also requires balance: ‘Never lose your head by victories; let it go in case of loss.’