Stellar Series Imperial - An antique Chinese planetarium on the wrist
In Chinese culture, the combination of round elements with square elements stands for harmony. This theme is also taken up in the Stellar Series: the round elements symbolize heaven, while the square elements represent earth. Together these elements form a harmonious work of art, which shows the connection between heaven and earth.
The case of the Stellar Tourbillon has a diameter of 43 mm and is 17 mm high. The polished stainless steel gives the watch the noble look that is appropriate for this exclusive watch. The crown with engraved Memorigin logo is located at the 12 o'clock position to make room for the eye-catching unique selling point of this watch: the tourbillon.
The tourbillon at the 3 o'clock position floats outside the case and is enclosed by an elaborately manufactured domed sapphire crystal. Memorigin spent a long time optimizing the production process for this one-piece, domed sapphire crystal. After many attempts, the Hong Kong company succeeded in producing this masterpiece. This allows a perfect view of the tourbillon from above and from the side. The underside of this Memorigin is closed by a sapphire crystal back, thus allowing a view of the beautifully decorated automatic movement.
Although this watch is not designed for water, there is no need to be afraid, as the case is 50 meters water resistant.
In addition to the striking case, the dial is another special feature of the Memorigin Stellar Imperial. The blued stainless steel dial is skeletonized and reveals the mechanics of the movement. A beautiful 18 carat gold application has been applied as a contrast and the other details are even better emphasized.
On this gold frame, at the 9 o'clock position, the hours and minutes are displayed on a small dial with blue baton indices. At the 12 o'clock position is the replica of the ancient Chinese planetarium, which shows the constellation of stars in the night sky in blue and silver. The 6 o'clock position shows the GMT time by means of a globe in blue and silver on a gold dial. The main features of the Stellar Tourbillon are engraved on the gold frame of the dial in the four corners:
- GMT Time
- 18K Gold
All screws on the planetarium and tourbillon are blued, thus continuing the design scheme harmoniously.
Strap and folding buckle
The leather strap in blue matches the blue accents of the dial perfectly and makes the watch look very harmonious overall. The crocodile grain loosens up the structure of the leather strap and allows interesting colour gradients of the blue colouring. The strap is stitched with blue stitching on the sides to match. All in all, the bracelet has a very high quality appearance.
A stainless steel folding clasp holds the Stellar Imperial securely on the wrist. The folding clasp is in the shape of the Memorigin logo. The clasp can be adjusted to the individual wrist size in just a few moments without tools. The folding clasp is secured by a mechanism that can be unlocked with two fingers.
Memorigin Stellar Tourbillon AT0502
Like all Memorigin watches, the Stellar Imperial is powered by a tourbillon movement.
- Type: Automatic
- Functionality: Hour, minute, second, GMT
- Steine: 18
- Power reserve: 40h
- BPH: 28.800 bph / 4Hz
Consisting of 232 parts, the tourbillon movement from Memorigin performs precision work in the Stellar Imperial. The tourbillon ensures accuracy in all positions by compensating the effects of gravity through rotation. The tourbillon itself is a flying tourbillon and is highly visible through the sapphire crystal specially made for this watch. One rotation around its own axis takes exactly 60 seconds. The tourbillon cage is decorated with the Memorigin lettering and fixed by blued screws.
A bidirectional rotor of blued steel provides the energy to drive the movement. A Memorigin coin of 18k gold is attached to the decorated rotor.
Memorigin uses only tourbillon movements in its watches and you can see the expertise that Memorigin has built up over many years. The workmanship, the finesse of the details and the precision of the movement leave nothing to be desired.
Variants of the Stellar Series Imperial
The memorigine Stellar Imperial is available in two variants:
- Memoriginal Stellar Series Imperial Blue, Ref. 4894379660318
- Memoriginal Stellar Series Imperial Gold, Ref. 4894379660417
The two versions differ only in the colour of the case (steel and gold-plated steel) and the 18-carat applications on the dial in 18-carat white or yellow gold.
Alternatives from Memorigin
The Stellar Series is one of the most famous models from Memorigin. For the lucky ones who already own this watch or those who are looking for a more simple design of Memorigin, we can recommend the following alternatives of Memorigin:
Bartels Watches offers beside these great models many other tourbillon watches from Memorigin. Please visit our Memorigin page.
Bartels Watches is an official Memorigin Dealer
We are official dealer of Memorigin since 2013, our watches are new and unworn and come with original packaging, warranty card/certificate, multilingual user manual and 2 years manufacturer's warranty.
The Memorigin Stellar Box can also be used as a watch winder.
Please expect a delivery time of up to four weeks.