Celebrating its 25th anniversary, IPS (Integrated Publicity Services Ltd.) proudly introduces an adorable commemorative mascot iPANDAS and plans to organize a variety of charitable projects with different parties. As the inaugural project, IPS joined hands with Ms. Michele Reis to create the MICHELE X iPANDAS Memorigin Tourbillon Watch under the full support of Memorigin, the first tourbillon watch brand in Hong Kong. The proceeds raised will be donated to JMJ Children's Charitable Foundation, co-founded by Michele and her husband Julian Hui, in order to support the conservation of giant pandas in Sichuan.
The new MICHELE X iPANDAS Memorigin Tourbillon Watch gives a refreshing twist to the masculine and strong tourbillon timepiece by marrying the adorable iPANDAS motif with complicated craftsmanship. The meticulously carved iPANDAS motif on the black nickel-plated skeleton dial is finished with a special coating technology to create a refined and smooth matte effect. The biggest challenge lies in creating a three-dimensional panda within the narrow space between the dial and the sapphire crystal. As the rose-gold-plated luminous dauphine hands sit on the panda’s legs, the thickness of the panda must be precisely crafted so that it wouldn’t be too thin to work on or too thick that hinders the operation of other components. The vivid and exquisite three-dimensional effect is the result of repeated fine-tuning.
A new engraving technique is used on the dial to highlight the lovely panda and the exceptional design, while the black nickel-plated skeleton heart pattern on the back consists of the letters “JMJ” to mark the concerted effort between JMJ Children's Charitable Foundation and iPANDAS. The advanced CNC engraving technology ensures that every heart is perfect and identical. On the black nickel-plated skeleton dial are ten sparkling diamond indexes and two precious rubies at 2 o’clock and 5 o’clock respectively to commemorate the 25th anniversary of IPS. Having 155 subassembly modules and 18 jewel bearings, the Memorigin’s movement MO1128 provides a power reserve of up to 40 hours. The model features a tourbillon at 6 o’clock that oscillates at 28,800 oscillations per hour, ensuring precision and an appealing design.
Michele also fully shows her creativity in the strap design. The alligator straps are available in four colors to reveal a modern charm. While the panda-inspired black and white are timeless, straps in green and orange, which represent the pandas’ favorite bamboo leaves and carrots, also offer a unique way to express the wearer’s mood and style. The wearers can freely mix and match the contrasting black and white or green and orange alligator straps for a bold and chic look.
About MICHELE X iPANDAS Tourbillon
Retail price: HKD $48,800
Stainless steel case
Watch diameter: approx.43mm
Watch thickness: approx.13.5mm
Both sides sapphire crystal
Water resistance: 5ATM
155 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
Manual winding mechanism
Black nickel plated skeleton dial (JMJ logo)
Rose gold plated luminous dauphine hands