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MOONYANG: King Arthur

Post by koimaster » October 13th 2020, 10:35am

oday we are looking at a watch that was in competition for the GPHG 2020, but which despite being a very interesting piece mechanically, did not make the shortlist – the MOONYANG King Arthur.

A handful of years ago someone in the watch industry mentioned that they had just seen, in a display cabinet, some watches by a brand that was unknown to them. They had been particularly impressed by the quality of some highly decorative dials. So I wandered over to take a look. The brand was called FIYTA.

Although without a notable international profile, FIYTA, founded in 1987 (when it was known as the Shenzhen Feida Watch Company) is perhaps China’s most successful domestic watch company. Although they primarily use imported Japanese quartz movements, they have also produced watches that were used in the 2003 and 2006 Shenzhou V and Shenzhou VI space missions. In fact they are the official suppliers to the Chinese manned spaceflight program. Since 2008 they have ramped up the use of mechanical movements for their premium and special edition pieces, by and large using Japanese and Swiss movements, but also Chinese tourbillons.

In 2018 Sun Lei (aka Sun Mu Yang), the Chief Designer and twenty year veteran at FIYTA (for whom he was their first in-house industrial designer), founded a new watch brand – MOONYANG. Named after his pen brand Sun Muyang, it is the culmination of his vision for a Chinese luxury mechanical watch brand.

https://horologium.com.au/2020/10/12/moonyang-arthur/



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