Renowned as the most popular martial arts comics in the 70s-80s, “Oriental Heroes” has been a collective memory of many Hong Kong people. Initially published in 1969, the story has witnessed the revolution of Hong Kong, realizing the social problems at that time. In stories of “Oriental Heroes”, image of every character was deeply imprinted in people’s hearts. In 2000, the author Tony Wong Yuk Long released a new series of “Oriental Heroes”, widely spreading martial virtue and Hong Kong local culture throughout Asia. The release has again brought up fever among fans of ‘Oriental Heroes’, and had led fans immerse themselves into the martial arts world by Doctor Tony Wong. In honor of the 50th anniversary of the renowned “Oriental Heroes”, Memorigin has collaborated with the distinguished cartoonist Doctor Tony Wong, releasing our “Master of Tiger Tourbillon”. The tourbillon had its debut in the Ani-Com & Games Hong Kong 2019 promoting justice with our citizens, unleashing the values of “Oriental Heroes”
The concept of the tourbillon was based on the main character in “Oriental Heroes”, Wang Xiao Hu. A courageous pose from his signature kicking technique was chosen to be the dial, which is then plated in gold color, marking his righteous image, with a vivid and lifelike outlook. There is an embossment of “Oriental Heroes” on the right of the dial, indicating its magnificence. 12 pieces of diamond was embedded as the index, implying power clustering on the night-illuminating hands as Wang kicked his foot, fending dark forces. While the dial has a skeletal design that shows the operation of the delicate watch components, its design matches the movement behind Wang Xiao Hu. With the distinct rose gold plating on the barrel-shaped case, in a black crocodile strap, has added a sense of fieriness.
Memorigin has selected a 40 hour power reserve, with an automated winding tourbillon movement, with a frequency of 28,800 oscillations per hour. The tourbillon’s subtle look, high stability configuration is just the perfect alignment with the modest characters in “Oriental Heroes”
About Tony Wong Yuk Long
Doctor Tony Wong Yuk Long started submitting for publication at the age of ten, including “The Chinese Student Weekly”, “Youths’ Garden”, as well as “Express”, etc. Started to write comics at 13, Doctor Tony has a lifelong ambition of creating cartoon and comics. Working for the animation comics industry for about half a decade, he had created plenty of masterpieces with Jade Dynasty Group Ltd, including “Oriental Heroes”, “Weapons of the Gods”, and “Legend of the Emperors”, etc., with sales of over 400 million copies.
Doctor Wong has re-published “Oriental Heroes” in 2000 had sold around 100 thousand copies in his first issue. The extraordinary sales volume had made him gain a firm foothold in the comics industry.
Since 2004, Doctor Wong has started developing in the animation comics industry. The award-winning animated TV episodes,《神兵小將》in 2007 and 《神兵小將2》in 2017 has captured a record high in ratings, which had gone viral among Mainland viewers. In December 2015, Doctor Wong had brought his career to a whole new level. In a cooperation agreement with the Hangzhou Chun’an Government, the renowed cartoonist is planning to build an animation comic themed park In Qiandao Lake, naming “YuLong Park”
About Master of Tiger
Retail price: HKD $48,800
Rose gold plated barrel-shaped stainless steel case
Watch size: approx. 54 x 41mm
Watch thickness: approx. 15mm
Both sides sapphire crystal
Water resistance: 5ATM
192 pieces of subassembly module and 18 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
Automatic, self-winding mechanism(Bi-directional winding)
"Wang Xiao Hu' embossed skeletal dial
Red luminous dauphine hands