A strong connection to Chinese culture has always been part of the mission of the Hong Kong tourbillon brand Memorigin. In 2016, the brand and the artist Louis Fan Siu-wong, who also loves Chinese culture, collaborated to create the Zodiac Series – Monkey special edition tourbillon. The story scene of the Monkey King wreaking havoc in the Heaven Palace is vividly displayed on the dial and the market response to the watch is positive. This year, Memorigin and Louis Fan teamed up again to launch the God of Wealth tourbillon. The name is self-explanatory: it brings blessings to everyone’s hands.
The God of Wealth tourbillon has an elegant rose-gold-plated watch case. The golden dial features a metal relief sculpture of the God of Wealth. With the brand’s exquisite carving craftsmanship, details like the plump figure and the kind face of the God of Wealth are meticulously depicted. It extends to his clothing as well. The huge ingot he is holding implies the attraction of wealth. It has a hollow interior which allows the rotating tourbillon to be viewed and symbolizes that wealth is pouring in. The God of Wealth is surrounded by gold ingots and gold coins, wishing everyone abundance and prosperity in the coming year.
The periphery of the dial is designed in an auspicious fret pattern, which symbolizes a wish for longevity and luck. The watch style is further elevated by the nine ruby indices. The timepiece is equipped with a manual-winding tourbillon movement that consists of 155 pieces of subassembly module and 18 jewels. The back of the watch is embedded with the Chinese word “皇” (Wong) and the English letters “FJ” to represent Louis Fan’s company. The tourbillon operates a vibration frequency of 28,800 oscillations per hour and provides 40 hours of power reserve. Good luck comes your way with this accessory.
About The God of Wealth
Retail price: HKD $42,800
Rose-gold-plated stainless-steel case
Watch diameter: approx. 43mm
Watch thickness: approx. 13mm
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
The God of Wealth exquisitely embossed on the dial
9 rubies as indices
Red luminous hands