Bruce Lee is a Hong Kong legendary movie star. His films are a collective memory of all Hong Kong people, have been deeply embedded in people’s minds.
There are different definitions to address the word ‘superstar’. However, when everyone have heard about the big name of Bruce Lee, it is not exaggerating to describe him as “star of the century”. He has created a revolutionary influence on the world martial arts legacy and towards society. In every Hongkonger’s mind, his status is supreme and prestigious.
Time witnessed this “star of the century”. The Bruce Lee statue is located on the Avenue of Stars in Tsim Sha Tsui. It has shone across the Victoria Harbour over the years, just like his perseverance. To commemorate the greatness of Bruce Lee, Memorigin, a Hong Kong tourbillon watch brand, and MONTROUGE, the high-end brand series under Memorigin, were invited by the Hong Kong Bruce Lee Club to cooperate together to launch a tourbillon watch that represents the strong Hong Kong spirit. The primary design of the watch was inspired by the Bruce Lee statue. The momentum of the statue is engraving on the dial made of the 18-karat gold.
Memorigin is a brand that is established by top designers and watch collectors in Hong Kong. All the design inspirations are from the unique Hong Kong style – the merge of Chinese and Western cultural elements. Especially, Memorigin is proud of publicizing the Hong Kong spirit that lets the World know about the tourbillon watches from Hong Kong. Besides, MONTROUGE is a high-end brand under Memorigin that specializes in coordinating the projects with all celebrities and the groups.
On the other hand, this year is the 7th anniversary of the establishment of Bruce Lee statue. To tribute the contribution of Bruce Lee, the 3 parties - Memorigin, MONTROUGE and Bruce Lee Club, coordinated in a project to launch a limited-edition tourbillon watch. Promoting the moral of Kung Fu and philosophy of Jeet Kune Do, the Bruce Lee club aims to lead the teenagers to know more about this legendary celebrity. As Memorigin is a brand that appreciates the Hong Kong spirit, it is extremely perfect to use Bruce Lee, an icon of Hong Kong, as the design inspiration of the tourbillon watch. For this project, 3 parties join together to present a masterpiece to all Hongkongers and the fans of Bruce Lee around the World. Through the Bruce Lee Club Series, they can always recall the greatness of Bruce Lee.
The craftsmanship of the Bruce Lee Series represents the difficulty and complexity of the art. The muscle of the 18-Karat Bruce Lee sculpture is clearly engraved on the dial. The real-like sliver-coated sculpture of the Victoria Harbour is just an icing of the cake to the whole design. Thus, the time spending on manufacturing this tourbillon watch is longer because of the extremely high difficulty. This tourbillon watch will only be produced in limited quantity. Each set of Bruce Lee Series is assembled with a certificate which is authorized by the Bruce Lee Club. It will be the best present for watch collectors.
For the design style, the main tone of Bruce Lee Series is in black colour. The watch case and tourbillon movement are coated with black PVD. While the tourbillon rotating at 6 o’clock position adds more momentum to the watch, the black ceramic dial highlights the carvings on it. The hour and minute hands are designed as “Nunchaku” alike that add an extra playful phase for the tourbillon watch.
Tourbillon watches define time, and Bruce Lee’s stories colour it. The Bruce Lee Club Series tells a legendary story.
About Bruce Lee Club Series
Retail price: HKD $78,000
Modern type of stainless steel case coated with black PVD
Watch diameter: approx. 43mm
Watch thickness: approx. 13.5mm
Both sides sapphire crystal
Water resistance: 5ATM
193 pieces of subassembly module and 27 jewels
Frequency: 28,800 oscillations/ hour
80 hours power reserve
The tourbillon located at 6 o’clock rotates at a speed of 60s for one circle
Manual winding mechanism
Black ceramic dial
The 18-carat solid gold Bruce Lee sculpture
Silver-plated “Victoria harbor view” sculpture
Gold-plated “Nunchaku” hour/minute hands Dauphine hands