Memorigin Stellar Series Imperial

The Memorigin Stellar Series Imperial comes with two colors, Silver (with 18K white gold, USD 7,629) and Gold (with 18K gold, USD 7,629).

A 3-dimensional case revealed in different angles, a 18K solid gold / white gold square border links 4 elements on the dial together, including the flying tourbillon at 3 o’clock position, the sphere-shaped GMT Indicator located at 6 o’clock, the time reading sub-dial at 9 o’clock position and the Chinese ancient planetarium featured decoration at 12 o’clock position, which projects the merge of Chinese philosophy – round sky flat earth, and Western worldview.

The round shaped watch case encompassing the inner 18K gold / white gold border, symbolizes the interconnectivity of Yin and Yang. Originated in the Chinese Han dynasty, “Yin” and “Yang” stress the balance of two seemingly opposite forces which complement each other in the natural world. Yin and Yang are the core principals of many Chinese studies, such as Chinese medicine, Chinese martial arts and Taoism.

Dragon symbolizes “Yang” while Phoenix symbolizes “Yin”. They complement each other in creating balance which leads to successful matrimonial bliss. The Dragon is hand carved at the 3 o’clock position, which can be seen clearly through the side of the sapphire glass, within the 1.5mm ring on the watch. It seems to be flying while the tourbillon is rotating. This is a hidden part that Memorigin designers leave for all watch collectors to discover. On the other hand, the Phoenix is hand carved at the 9 o’clock position, in its flying position while facing the Dragon.

The armillary sphere in the 12 o’clock position with moon and stars background symbolizes ancient Chinese astronomy. It was believed that the continuous rotation of this sphere brings on good luck. Back in Eastern Han Dynasty of China (25–220 A.D.), a Chinese expert in astronomy – Zhang Heng invented celestial globes to assist with the observation of the stars. They used the armillary sphere later in aiding calendrical computations and calculations.

On the other side of the Earth, Swiss watch master – Abraham-Louis Breguet created the first generation of tourbillon watch that became a milestone and lightened the development of watches.

In order to pay tribute to these pioneers, Memorigin merges the essences from different cultures, engraving the history in this timepiece by installing the Chinese ancient planetarium featured decoration on the dial of this tourbillon watch.

In the 16th century, Mr. Ferdinand Magellan completed the first circumnavigation of the Earth and proved that the Earth was an oblate sphere. Therefore, Memorigin specially marked the Cape of Good Hope as the pointer of the GMT indicator at the 6 o’clock position. All the exploration came from here and dreams started from here. The world map on the GMT indicator shows GMT timing as well as the Silk Road, illustrating the ancient Chinese trade route with its connecting countries, presenting a new way to display the dual time zone.

Every year, Memorigin aims to develop an innovative watch design to break through the traditional appearance of tourbillon watches. After extensive R&D spanning, Memorigin created a special sapphire glass only for this series to optimize the stunning effect of the rotating tourbillon while viewing through the sapphire glass from different angles. When you look carefully at the side of the sapphire glass, a symbol of hand carved dragon is engraved in the tourbillon, displaying the characteristic of this specially-made sapphire glass.

Movement is the core of a timepiece. Memorigin specially presents this automatic tourbillon movement for this Series; it provides 40 hours of power reserve, with a frequency of 28,800 Oscillation/Hour. The flying tourbillion at 3 o’clock position engraved with Memorigin’s logo on the tourbillon. This unique feature without affecting the stability of the tourbillon differentiates Memorigin’s tourbillon watches from the others in the market.

Technical details

Stellar Series Imperial (18-Karat white gold): Model No.: AT 0502
Diameter: approx. 43 mm
232 pieces of subassembly module and 18 jewels
Frequency: 28,800 Oscillation/Hour
The tourbillon located at 3 o’clock rotates at a speed of 60s for one circle
The balance wheel and the escapement system encircle the center of balance wheel
Flying tourbillon
40 hours power reserve
Sphere GMT indicator
18-Karat white gold Chinese ancient planetarium featured decoration (12 o’clock)
Self-winding mechanism with 18-Karat gold coin on the rotor (Bi-directional winding)
Alligator strap
Special made sapphire crystal

Stellar Series Imperial (18-Karat gold): Model No.: AT 0502
Diameter: approx. 43 mm
232 pieces of subassembly module and 18 jewels
Frequency: 28,800 Oscillation/Hour
The tourbillon located at 3 o’clock rotates at a speed of 60s for one circle
The balance wheel and the escapement system encircle the center of balance wheel
Flying tourbillon
40 hours power reserve
Sphere GMT indicator
18-Karat gold Chinese ancient planetarium featured decoration (12 o’clock)
Self-winding mechanism with 18-Karat gold coin on the rotor (Bi-directional winding)
Alligator strap
Special made sapphire crystal

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