MING bids farewell to the brand’s popular 17-series with the 17.09: an evolved daily wearer with new, extra functionality and overall design updates.
For the first time, MING brings laser-etched, lume-filled sapphire to their entry level watch: the indices have now moved to the underside of the top crystal and glow with a new intensity. They reflect the graphic design language first shown on the 18.01 H41 and 27.01, and are complimented by a bold new handset derived from the 20.01 Chronographs.
The dial is now a two-piece construction with a fine Clous-de-Paris pattern in the center and a circular brushed outer portion, creating a very dynamic presentation as ambient light changes.
The 17.09 is in burgundy and blue dial variants paired with matched straps by Jean Rousseau Paris and they offer two very distinct personalities. The straps are complimented with a flying blade buckle in stainless steel.
The polished and brushed 316L stainless steel case has also received some proportional revisions for greater wrist presence, but remains a very wearable 38mm to cater for a wide variety of wrist sizes.
Lugs have been re-profiled with a continuous twist that extends the brushing continuously from the case flanks through to the underside of the lugs, while retaining the brand’s signature flare.
MING has partnered with Manufacture Schwarz-Etienne to develop an independent hour hand adjustment mechanism, based on the Sellita SW330-2. This complication and modification is exclusive to MING.
The intermediate crown position now advances the hour hand independently to the rest of the gear train, which continues to run. This is both useful for daylight savings time as well as for when travel resumes globally. Both hands can of course be adjusted together in the third crown position, where the movement also hacks.
The first batch of watches will be made available to existing customers and deliveries will begin in July 2021. The MING 17.09 is priced at CHF 1,950 in both variants and includes shipping worldwide.
Model: MING 17.09
38mm diameter, 10mm thickness, 43.9mm lug to lug
Stainless steel 316L with solid caseback, mixed brushed and polished finish
Top sapphire crystal with double sided antireflective coating, laser etched indices with Super-LumiNova X1 fill
Rigid case without spacer rings
100m water resistance with triple crown gaskets
Composite, two-part dial in metallic burgundy or blue
Hands coated with Super-LumiNova X1
Cal. 330.M1 – based on the Sellita SW330-2, with independent hours
Modified by Manufacture Schwarz-Etienne, exclusive to MING
42-hour power reserve
28,800 bph (4Hz)
Movement regulated with a 250-hour test program
Independently adjustable hour hand
Handmade by Jean Rousseau Paris
Burgundy dial: textured calf in taupe with brown alcantara lining
Blue dial: black alcantara with blue rubber lining
20x18mm, quick release with curved fitting
Will fit 160-210mm (6.1”-8.3”) wrist circumference
Signed flying blade pin buckle
Leather travel pouch handmade by Studio Koji Sato
2-year warranty against defects
Made in Switzerland
CHF 1,950 (inclusive of worldwide shipping)