MING 22.01 GMT

MING presents its latest dual time watch, the 22.01 GMT.

The 22.01 bridges the gap between the new 37-series and outgoing 17-series, with design cues taken from both dial architecture and case design.

The dial itself takes inspiration from two very different sources. Firstly, the serene Kyoto dial reflects the textures and colours of traditional Japanese gardens with placed stone and perfect moss, overlaid with the impression of water conveyed by an intermediate sapphire dial. The dial has a dark green outer chapter ring and grey center, both with grained texture, and GMT markings in silver.

The second Gilt dial is a punchier, modern take on early brass and gilt watches. It features with a dark cyan chapter ring, dark gold center, gilt GMT markings and grained texture.

As the base metal dial is overlaid with sapphire, it exhibits the brand’s signature inversion under certain lighting conditions. During inversion, the underlying colour disappears completely, and multiple internal reflections deliver dynamic layering.

The metallic GMT markings are on the top of the sapphire dial to retain legibility, and hour indices are on the underside of the top crystal in HyCeram X1 formulation. Both dials are accompanied by colour-matched GMT hands and the highly legible handset from the 20 Series and 17.09.

The 38mm case draws inspiration from both the 20-series and 37-series and features alternating brushed and polished layers; it is a monobloc construction in grade 5 titanium and without spacers, and water resistant to 100m. The lugs retain the signature flare and feature a continuous twist highlighted by brushing that runs continuously from the case flanks through the underside of the lugs.

MING 22.01 GMT features a sapphire display back. The watch is equipped with the automatic-winding Sellita SW330-2 in a black circular grained finish with a skeletonized rotor. The intermediate crown position adjusts the 24-hour GMT hand unidirectionally in one-hour increments, and the third crown position hacks the movement and adjusts all hands simultaneously.

The 22.01 is assembled by Manufacture Schwarz-Etienne in Switzerland, finished with Barenia leather straps by Manufacture Jean Rousseau and accompanied by a leather travel pouch by Studio Koji Sato. The keeperless tuck buckle with half-hole micro-adjustment provides a comfortable wearing experience.

The brand is offering 300 pieces of each variant for existing customers, and a further 700 of each variant for the general public.

The MING 22.01 GMT is priced at CHF 3,250 for either variant, inclusive of shipping worldwide.

Technical details

Model: MING 22.01 GMT

Functions
Hours, minutes
Independently adjustable 24-hour GMT hand

Case, dial & hands
38mm diameter, 10.7mm thickness, 43.9mm lug to lug
Case in grade 5 titanium with sapphire caseback
Concave bezel; mixed brushed and polished finish
Top sapphire crystal with double sided antireflective coating,
Top sapphire with laser etched indices and HyCeram X1
Rigid case without spacer rings
100m water resistance with triple crown gaskets
Composite, three-part dial with grained finish in green-grey (“Kyoto”) or cyan-gold (“Gilt”) and matching GMT hands
Hands coated with Super-LumiNova X1

Strap
1x barenia strap, handmade by Jean Rousseau Paris
Signed tuck buckle in stainless steel
20x18mm, quick release with curved fitting

Movement
Cal. 330.M2 – based on the Sellita SW330-2
42-hour power reserve
28,800 bph (4Hz)
25 jewels
Hacking function

Other features
Leather travel pouch handmade by Studio Koji Sato
2-year warranty against defects

Origin
Made in Switzerland

Retail price
CHF 3,250 inclusive of worldwide shipping