Memorigin is a watchmaker specializing in the production of tourbillon watches and are based in Hong Kong. The name of the brand itself has a lot of meaning associated with it. The initial part of the brand’s name ‘Mem’ stands for the cherished memories of your lives. The latter part, ‘origin’ denotes the original nature of these thoughts. Together, the name Memorigin stands for joy and pleasant memories. The latest creation from this brand is a Batman Tourbillon prototype model to be associated with the movie ‘The Dark Knight Rises’. Batman stories are known for the hunt for mechanically operated vehicles as well as weapons used in them. This aspect of these stories resonates with the level of complication inherent in a tourbillon, which is one of the most complicated aspects seen in horology. The theme of the Memorigin watch, ‘the origin of memory and hope’ resonates well with what Batman does for the world. He fights against forces of the dark and saves the world and brings hope to it. Hence, the theme of bringing Batman on to the watch is quite appropriate for the watchmaker’s philosophy. The watch is a part of their military collection. Memorigin is planning to come up with only 200 watches in this limited edition model. You will be able to purchase one of these pieces for a price that can range between $ 4,000 and $ 5,000.
The PVD coated black case that is protecting the watch movement is 44 mm in size. The material used for the creation of the case is stainless steel. You are certainly going to love the uniqueness of the crown that is golden in colour. The see through case back is skeletonized and has aesthetic engravings on it. The flying tourbillon watch movement that is powering the watch needs to be wound manually. On a single charge, it can run continuously for up to 80 hours. It features a coaxial tourbillon to enable this. The indicators on the dial would remind you of Panerai and their designs. The black hands and the batman logo on the dial add to the overall ambiance of the design. You can see hour markers as well as Arabic numerals on the dial too. The flying tourbillon can be seen at 6 O’ clock position and you can see it completing a circle in a minute’s time. The Batman logo has replaced the Memorigin logo which is typically located at 12 O’ clock position. The black strap adds to the finesse of the watch.
Batman fans who loved the movie ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ are definitely going to enjoy the watch and appreciate the homage paid to their favourite super hero by Memorigin. In a sense, the Memorigin Batman tourbillon is a simple watch without too much visible complications. At the same time, it is a pleasing sight for your eyes. As this watch is still a prototype only and is still in its design phase, the final product that you get can be significantly different from what you have seen here.