Celebrating its 5th anniversary, MING has announced a special timepiece equipped with a mono-pusher chronograph.
For the new 37.04 Monopusher, the brand has opted for an improved version of a 1990s hand-wound mechanical movement created by talented master watchmakers Journe, Halter and Flageollet.
MING has sourced enough movements and spares to make 100 pieces of this mono-pusher chronograph watch. These manual-winding mechanical calibres have been overhauled, updated and refinished by La Joux Perret in La-Chaux-de-Fonds, with new skeletonized bridges receiving a classical grained 5N rose gold coating and hand-polished anglage in the style of MING models 19.02 and 19.05. Driving the functions of 37.04, this custom-built movement (LJP 5000.M1) has a power reserve of 38 hours.
The MING 37.04 Monopusher has a black guilloche dial by Comblemine. This dial is in turn covered by a sapphire layer that embeds the various chronograph scales (minutes, pulsometer, and tachymeter) at different levels and in Super-LumiNova X1 to further enhance depth and legibility.
Embedded with the luminous material, the chronograph minute counter at 3 o’clock has been recessed. The absence of the running seconds hand ensures a minimalist dial lay out.
The 37-series case comes with signature flared and twisted lugs. It is made of grade 5 titanium with display back, multiple textured finishes, and reengineered for a crown-inline monopusher.
Manufacture Schwarz-Etienne remains responsible for engineering and final assembly, with Jean Rousseau and Koji Sato providing finishing touches. The sapphire crystal case-back offers the view of the mechanical chronograph caliber.
Pricing of the MING 37.04 Monopusher will be CHF 29,500 with a 50% deposit due on order confirmation and the balance on delivery – which is scheduled to begin March 2023 and continue through Q2-2023. The brand is now accepting registrations of interest (from 18 August to 28 August, 2022).
Model: MING 37.04
38mm diameter, 11.9mm thickness in grade 5 titanium
Domed sapphire crystal front and rear, with double-sided antireflective coating
50m water resistance
20mm lug width
Sapphire dial with subdial recess and inlaid Super-LumiNova X1 fill over black guilloche dial by Comblemine
LJP 5000.M1 for MING; 5N rose gold coated and sandblasted skeletonised bridges and plates with hand-polished dome profile anglage
Monopusher chronograph with lateral clutch
Manual winding with ~38h power reserve at full wind
Hours and minutes
Monopusher chronograph with 30 min counter at 3 o’clock
Barenia leather strap by Jean Rosseau Paris
Second strap of customer’s choice
20mm width, curved bars with quick release
Fitted with 3rd generation keeperless buckle in stainless steel
Leather travel pouch handmade in Kuala Lumpur by Studio Koji Sato
2-year warranty against defects
Made in Switzerland
In March 2023
Special Projects Cave Edition of 100 watches