MING’s new 20.11 Mosaic watch boasts a sapphire crystal dial with a 3D chessboard pattern created by a special lasering process. 2,650 squares of varying opacity, each formed with a linear diffraction pattern and etched with a high-power femtosecond laser on three different levels within the sapphire crystal dial. This process was developed in collaboration with DM Surfaces SA of St. Imier.
Depending on ambient light, the Mosaic can turn from invisible to a prominent chessboard and the brand chose to use a dark movement finish to provide a contrasting background, whilst adding visual texture. At night, light from the fully charged HyCeram in the sapphire dial will reflect off the Mosaic and result in a soft glow.
The 20.11 is powered by the Schwarz-Etienne for MING Cal. ASE 200.2, with micro-rotor winding and a unique configuration previously seen in MING 19.05.
While the brand has retained the skeletonized bridges, the finishing is now matte-blasted with a black DLC coating and contrasting diamond-cut anglage. It has a power reserve of approximately 86 hours and is wound bidirectionally by a micro-rotor made of sintered tungsten.
The movement is equipped with the signature MING skeletonized barrel cover. As with other ASE powered MING watches, the movement is adjusted in five positions and tested for an extended period prior to delivery.
For the first time, MING has used sapphire crystal hands with HyCeram for legibility in all light conditions. The same HyCeram is used on the luminous indices of the dial sapphire.
To add even more visual texture to the rear, the inner bezel surrounding the movement is made of titanium and machined with a Clous-de-Paris pattern and DLC coated.
The 20.11 is completed with a pair of handmade straps from Jean Rousseau Paris, a leather travel pouch by Studio Koji Sato, and a 700-lumen Nitecore LED torch for charging the HyCeram.
The MING 20.11 is priced at CHF 14,500 with orders being taken on a deposit basis and deliveries commencing February 2022. A public batch of 50 watches will be offered, in addition to an existing customer batch that is time limited from 5 July to 9 July 2021.
Model: MING 20.11 Mosaic
41.5mm diameter, 14mm thickness, grade 5 titanium
Double domed sapphire crystals, with multilayer double sided antireflective coatings
Sapphire dial with 3D laser mosaic and ceramic Super-LumiNova X1
Sapphire hands with ceramic Super-LumiNova X1
Polished bezel and hollow flying blade lugs
Matte blasted DLC caseband
50m water resistance
22mm lug width
Schwarz-Etienne for MING Cal. ASE200.2
Partial skeletonization with bicolour bridges
~86h power reserve at full wind
Bidirectional automatic winding with high-mass tungsten micro-rotor
Movement adjusted to five positions
Hours and minutes, micro-rotor automatic winding
2x straps by Jean Rosseau Paris, with quick release fitting and signed pin buckle
Travel pouch handmade by Studio Koji Sato
700-lumen Nitecore torch for charging luminous material
2-year warranty against defects
Made in Switzerland
CHF 14,500 including insured shipping, excluding local taxes