This tourbillon timepiece created by Memorigin pays tribute to the Chinese culture and Buddhism.
Originated in India, Buddhism became a major religion in Asian countries. Among the Buddhist scriptures translated to Chinese language the “Heart Sutra” is a significant one. The monk – Xuanzang in Tang dynasty translated this scripture into Chinese, within 260 words version of “Heart Sutra” is widely spread among the Asian countries.
In Buddhism, after Gautama Buddha, Guanyin is a remarkable character. Guanyin’s character appears in different stories and books. In Chinese culture the main role of the Guanyin is to listen to different people’s words. Guanyin is not just an important role in Buddhism, but it’s also representing the wisdom of the Chinese culture.
The tourbillon watch brand Memorigin specially produced the “Sculpture Series” – Guanyin by engraving different lines to form the perspective “Heart Sutra” on the dial which behind the sculpture of Guanyin.
In this timepiece, Memorigin succeeded a difficult challenge of engraving 260 words of the “Heart Sutra” and it appears with the spectacular engraved background. Each stroke of the words is tiny within 0.03mm to 0.05mm. In order to minimize the thickness and revealing the texture of the word engraving, Memorigin has chosen “the mother of pearl” for the dial.
For the initial design, the watch masters intended to display the hands on top of the sculpture of Guanyin, but it seems declines the beauty of the watch. Moreover, the most important issue is that it would cover the details of the Guanyin sculpture. To preserve the whole appearance of the Guanyin, Memorigin made a breakthrough of placing the hands under the sculpture.
The tourbillon is displayed on the 12 o’ clock position which represent a “halo” from behind the sculpture with the intensive luminous material and “Om manipadme hum” surrounding. Besides, Memorigin typically selected the 40-hour-tourbillon movement in frequency of 28,800 oscillations / hour for this series. The functions and the exquisite sculpture enhance the artistic value this tourbillon watch.
Sculpture Series– Guanyin
Model No.:MO 0808
Diameter: approx. 43mm
Frequency: 28,800 Oscillation/ Hour
155 pieces of subassembly module and 18 jewels
8 pieces of diamond on the dial and 3 pieces of ruby
Exquisite embossment of heart Sutra as dial
Exquisite Guanyin’s embossment above hands
The tourbillon located at 12o’clock rotate at a speed of 60s for one circle
40hours power reserve
The balance wheel and the escapement system encircle the center of balance wheel
Both sides sapphire crystal
Retail price: HKD 48,800