MING bids farewell to the brand’s 19-series with a distillation of the best of 19.01, 19.02 and 19.03 into a final edition of 15 watches.
The MING 19.05 has a new solid sapphire dial with inky black undercoat that shares the same ‘inversion’ with the other MING watches under various lighting conditions. However, it is the first 19-series to have indices and luminous material on the dial itself: the arcs previously lasered into the upper crystal are now cut into the dial and filled with ceramic Super-LumiNova X1 for enhanced brightness and definition.
The 19.05 is powered by the Schwarz-Etienne for MING Cal. ASE 200.1, in a unique configuration and micro-rotor winding. The movement features skeletonized bridges, a matte-blasted 5N rose gold coating, and hand-polished anglage. It has a power reserve of approximately 72 hours and is wound bi-directionally by a micro-rotor made of sintered tungsten.
The signature MING skeletonized barrel cover allows for easy determination of the state of wind. As with the other 19-series watches, the movement is adjusted in five positions and tested for an extended period prior to delivery.
The 19.05’s case – a thin titanium band holding the two deep-box sapphire crystals together – is made from grade-5 titanium with a mixture of mirror-polished and finely brushed surfaces. It is once again constructed without a spacer ring for maximum rigidity.
Both external sapphire crystals carry double-sided antireflective coatings. Hands are skeletonized and loaded with Super-LumiNova X1, along with the luminous ring inside the bezel that projects a soft glow onto the dial.
The 19.05 is completed by MING’s Universal Bracelet in matching grade-5 titanium with curved quick release ends, a handmade strap from Jean Rousseau Paris and a leather travel pouch by Studio Koji Satto.
The MING 19.05 is limited to 15 watches at CHF 9,950 with deliveries expected to begin early-May 2021. It is available to order immediately from www.ming.watch
Model: MING 19.05
Hours and minutes, micro-rotor automatic winding
Case, dial & hands
39mm diameter, 10.9mm thickness, grade 5 titanium
Double box sapphire crystal with double-sided antireflective coating
Sapphire dial with ceramic Super-LumiNova X1
Rear markings laser-etched into the sapphire crystal
Polished bezel and lugs; finely brushed caseband
Hands and dial ring with Super-LumiNova X1
Rigid case without spacer rings
50m water resistance
20mm lug width
Schwarz-Etienne for MING Cal. ASE200.1
Partial skeletonization with 5N rose gold coating and bead blasted bridges
Hand polished anglage
Power reserve: ~72h at full wind
Bidirectional automatic winding with high-mass tungsten micro-rotor
Movement adjusted to five positions
1x calf leather strap by Jean Rosseau Paris, with quick release and signed pin buckle
1x MING Universal Bracelet in grade 5 titanium, with curved quick release and concealed double deployant clasp
Travel pouch handmade in Kuala Lumpur from vegetable tanned natural leather
2-year warranty against defects
Made in Switzerland
Priced at CHF 9,950 including insured shipping via DHL Express
Deliveries will commence from May 2021