Memorigin, the Hong Kong Tourbillon watch brand has always been concerning on sports activities. In 2016, Memorigin collaborated with Hong Kong's famous snooker "Magic Boy" Fu Ka Chun (Marco) to design a special themed tourbillon watch to promote the spirit of Hong Kong and the snooker. Marco received laser surgery earlier this year due to retinal degeneration in December 2017. After many months of recuperation, although still affected by the floaters, he returned to participate in various events, to face the disease with an optimistic attitude and simply enjoy the game. This year, Marco had become a professional snooker for his 20th anniversary. Though the ups and downs of life, he designed the "Marco Fu’s 20th Anniversary Tourbillon Series". In addition to creating a milestone for his 20-year professional career, he reminded himself about his original intention and continues to pursue the dream of snooker.
Different from the last barrel design of watch, the round-shaped case with a slanted angle cut decorating with white and black diamonds was designed. It was inspired by the white ball (cue ball) in the snooker, and the highest score (7 degrees) of black balls. The classic black and white tones is creating simplicity and fashion. Through the semi-skeleton dial, you can clearly see the precise operation of the watch with the Roman numeral time index which is in elegant gentleman style. It does not appear to have much snooker elements on the dial of the watch, but having a closer look at it. You will have reveal surprises!
Another highlight of the watch is the pearl seconds scale placed at 8 o'clock position. On the Akoya pearl, the words "MF" by Marco Fu are engraved with the tourbillon at 6 o'clock position. The white pearl that like the white ball hit by a snooker player is ready to hit all the balls on the table into the hole. The tourbillon watch is known for its extreme precision. The flying tourbillon at 6 o'clock position represents the athletes who have always practiced and broken though themselves in order to improve their skills. At the same time, it also symbolizes Marco's enthusiasm and the pursuit of snooker is endless.
The words "XX ANNIVERSARY" are engraved at the 12 o'clock position to make the watch more commemorative. Marco, who has always been pursuing perfect, has selected the tourbillon movement with a power reserve of 72 hours and a vibration frequency of 28,800 Oscillation per hour for the series. It provides manual winding or self-winding for greater flexibility for watch lovers who can feel the joy of manual winding and also the convenience of automatic winding
Memorign will also donate some of the profit to the NGO charity "Make- A - Wish Hong Kong" which was also set up in its 20th anniversary that makes this cooperation more meaningful. Marco hopes to grant the wishes of children with serious illnesses, to teach them the snooker skills, and to make their lives in full of hope, strength and happiness. As an athlete, Marco has experienced 20 years of ups and downs. With his own experience, he would like to encourage the young people not to limit themselves. They should continue to pursue their dreams and to live a life without regrets.