There were numerous popular Cantopop songs during the 80s and 90s in Hong Kong. Nowadays, whenever people hear the prelude of these songs, they can always sing along. It is especially true for love songs when they are the most listened to at some sleepless nights. While the lyrics tell a story, time witnesses an important moment. How many memories can you recall when you feel the time fly?
Mr. Daniel Chan is the representative of love songs in Cantopop. In 2017, he comes back to the stage of Hong Kong music industry with his new song, Time Witness. It is composed by Mr. Christopher Chak and written by Mr. Riley Lam. He also brings a gift to his Hong Kong fans. Partnering with Memorigin, the Hong Kong tourbillon watch brand, Mr. Daniel Chan presents Time Witness through watches. Not only does the design of the watch tell the story of the song, but it also redefines the meaning of time.
This is the first time for Memorigin to cooperate with Mr. Daniel Chan. It is not easy to integrate the song with the watch. In the process of transferring the concepts into a tangible design, Mr. Daniel Chan expresses the lyrics of the song through the watch details within 193 pieces of components. The meaning of the lyrics ‘let the eyes see through the soul to believe the promise’ can be seen on the dial. The skeletal movement gives a feeling of ‘see through the soul’. The running time is clearly and slowly shown. The ‘promise’ is abstractly presented through the skeletal circles on the dial. They are like the wedding rings that affirm promises. Another line of lyrics goes ‘time is the best witness of changes.’ The flying tourbillon lies at the 6 o’clock position, witnessing how the day and night interchange regularly. A love relationship requires understanding, expectation, and forgiveness to last forever. The lyrics ‘stop for a minute to believe the everlasting love’ gives audience such reminder.
The movement is as delicate as the design. Memorigin specially produces this model of movement which is comprised of 193 pieces of subassembly module and 27 jewels. The tourbillon rotates at 6 o’clock position in a frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour. It has 80-hour power reserve and a twin mainspring barrel, giving the watch high functionality. The rose-gold watch case with the 10 pieces of diamond on the dial as the indices symbolize the eternity. The neutral design presents different images when it is matched with straps in different colors. The black strap gives out the charisma of gentlemen while the pink strap represents the kindness of young ladies.
About Time Witness Tourbillon
Retail price: HKD $43,800
Rose gold plated stainless steel case
Watch diameter: approx. 43mm
Watch thickness: approx. 13mm
Both sides sapphire crystal
Water resistance: 5ATM
193 pieces of subassembly module and 27 jewels
Frequency: 28,800 oscillations/ hour
Twin mainspring barrel
Power reserve indicator
80 hours power reserve
The tourbillon located at 6 o’clock rotates at a speed of 60s for one circle
Manual winding mechanism
Music conceptual embossment on the dial
10 pieces of diamond on the dial as the indices