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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Memorigin Marco Fu Series Tourbillon Limited Edition

Every year, Memorigin invites different celebrities to launch a new tourbillon as guest designer. In 2016, the Hong Kong tourbillon brand partnered with Hong Kong snooker player Marco Fu to design a tourbillon watch with the theme of sportsmanship for the very first time.
In 2000, Marco Fu has successfully made a century getting the highest snooker score of 147. Since then he is stand out in the snooker competition and became the role model for Hong Kong athletes. And now, when people talk about “snooker” will think of Marco Fu, who is the legendary snooker player and people have named him as “Miracle Guy”.
Marco Fu always has an extraordinary plan and hit a pool ball with accurate angle every time. The well planning attitude enables him to turn every crisis into a chance to win the game. In the game, he always has his own plan, but designing a watch was a new challenge as it is a new field to him. With the assistance of Memorigin, he transformed his idea into images.
The design of tourbillon has applied a concept of “British-style pool” and curved shape draws the black barrel shape of the watch case, which is a creative and innovative concept. Two different black colors - “black color” with “gunmetal black color” create the sense of multi-layering as the main theme of the watch.
On the watch surface, 9 pieces of rubies and 3 pieces of black diamond are embedded on it. In fact, the positions of the 3 pieces of black diamonds, locating at 1-4-7 o’clock position, which represents the full marks of snooker- 147 marks, and which is actually the record of Marco Fu during his first open match.
In order to satisfy the need of watch-lovers, the skeletal design of “spider rest” (equipment used in snooker game) is used not only to show its precise pieces of sub-assembly module and operation, but also matches the theme of snooker, which has shown the passion of Marco Fu towards snooker. When the watch is winded up, the modules and gears drives the movement moving, just like a ball collides with another one on snooker table.
Memorigin custom-made self-winding caliber is used in this series, providing you with the choice of self-winding or manual-winding to increase the flexibility that users can enjoy the joy of manual-winding and the convenience of self-winding as well. Even when the watch is under the condition of not being winded, the power reserve maintains operation in 40 hours. The black color watch case matches with the blue alligator strap representing his mature character.
In order to bring changes to users, Memorigin has also prepared another color for this series – Rose Gold, representing “Elegant”, “Luxurious”, “Emperor” and “Eye-catching”. It is suitable to be accessory worn in different occasions.

Technical details
Model: Marco Fu Series
Model No.: AT 0147
  • Size: 45mm x 41mm
  • Thickness: 15mm
  • Frequency: 28,800 Oscillation/Hour
  • 192 pieces of subassembly module and 18 jewels
  • 9 pieces of rubies and 3 pieces of black diamond as indexes
  • Skeletal dial (snooker themed)
  • The tourbillon located at 6 o’clock rotate at a speed of 60s for one circle
  • 40 hours power reserve
  • Self-winding mechanism (Bi-Directional Winding)
  • Flying Tourbillon
  • The balance wheel and the escapement system encircle the center of balance wheel
  • Both sides sapphire crystal
  • Blue alligator strap
  • Retail price: HKD 46,800
  • Limited Edition: 147 pieces for Black and Rose Gold version respectively

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