It is the first time for Mark Lui, the Hong Kong famous music producer and designer, to coordinate with Memorigin for launching a conceptual tourbillon watch. He has designed both the wristwatch and its box package, hoping to impact the watch industry with his creativity. He wants to design a modern watch that embraces a classic appearance and merges elegance and wildness together. Through collaborating with Memorigin, Mark is inspired by the brand philosophy - the fusion of traditional watch craftsmanship and modern cogitation. He understands it is especially challenging for complicated mechanical movement in tourbillons to achieve accuracy.
The above ideas have led the concept of “steampunk” to come up in his mind. The term is related to the industrial revolution of steamed mechanics dated back to the 19th Century. Mark hopes the watch does not only present the timekeeping function, but it also serves as an art piece for users to appreciate its design. At the same time, it encourages us to pursue our dreams and treasure our best moments.
Being the designer of the “The Time Machine”, Mark Lui designs his tourbillon with both modern and classic design, combining with a rough feeling to produce a very special tourbillon that is different from the ones in the market. One of the major breakthroughs is 4 circular windows on the watch surface. Each of them is of different size giving us different visual delights at different perspectives. They symbolize factory smokestacks that represent the watch as a revolutionary legend. They also look like a telescope that attracts us to look into the mechanical mystery. Considering from the users’ perspective, Mark designs the crown with a cushion to avoid any injuries during winding the watch. There are two shades for “The Time Machine”, giving us very different perceptions. The rose-gold surface coupled with a dark brown alligator strap gives a retro feeling while the silver surface is coupled with a navy blue alligator strap to present a simplicity and modern style.
With Mark’s attention to every single detail, the packaging of “The Time Machine” is also very well designed with a gear-shaped button that aligned with the timepiece’s design. Besides, accompanied with the delicately-stitched cushion, “The Time Machine” is definitely an art piece with high-quality materials.
About The Time Machine
Retail price: HKD $48,800
Rose gold plated stainless steel case
Watch diameter: approx.43mm
Watch thickness: approx.15.5mm
Both sides sapphire crystal
Water resistance: 5ATM
188 pieces of subassembly module and 21 jewels
Frequency: 28,800 oscillations/ hour
Twin mainspring barrel
Day/Night indicator / 24 hours indicator
Power reserve indicator
60 hours power reserve
The tourbillon located at 12 o’clock rotates at a speed of 60s for one circle
Manual winding mechanism
4 columnar windows stand on the watch case
Blue luminous dauphine hands