The new MING 37.07 Monolith watch stands out with its scratch-resistant DLC coated case and tastefully restrained dials.
Although the 37.07 Monolith shares a lot of design elements with and is identical in size and proportions to the MING 37.07 Mosaic presented to mark the brand’ 5th anniversary, it feels like a completely different watch.
Whilst the Mosaic was a bright, luminous and reflective watch, those same concave polished surfaces are now matte black and hint at contour rather than reflecting large portions of their surroundings.
Lug tops, bezel and crown are now finely bead blasted and matte; the case sides and back remain brushed to best show the lug contours. This has resulted in a case that wears much thinner as the domed crystal and caseback somewhat disappear, leaving only bezel and case sides clearly defined.
Even though dimensions stay identical at 38×10.9mm, the 37.07 Monolith wears visually much larger than dimensions suggest – apparent thickness is more like 7mm or less, which disproportionately emphasizes the large dial opening.
The dial shares only the central gradient mosaic pattern with last year’s anniversary release. It now has a dark grey Super-LumiNova base layer in the center of a blackened brass dial to match the overall color scheme; on top of this is a printed and partially transparent mosaic.
Above the brass dial is a sapphire dial with a gradient printed mask that is opaque black at the edges and composed of graduated transparency triangles at the center, allowing the base luminous material to glow through.
The use of a sapphire dial allows for the signature reflective inversion. Legibility is maintained by hands pad-printed with Super-LumiNova X1 and luminous indices on the sapphire dial.
The 37.07 Monolith comes with a new strap made by Jean Rousseau in a textured calf material, in black with a burnt orange Alcantara lining. It complements the central texture of the dial.
Priced at CHF 3,500 each, the MING 37.07 Monolith is an edition of just 250 watches. This timepiece is available for pre-order from 12th October on the Ming Watch website.
Model: MING 37.07 Monolith
Hours and minutes
316L stainless steel, DLC coated with a brushed-blasted finish
38mm diameter, 10.9mm thickness, 44.5mm lug-to-lug
Domed sapphire crystal front and rear, with double-sided antireflective coating
20mm lug width
100m water resistance
Two-part dial with circular brushed, printed and luminous metal base and a gradient sapphire dial with both surfaces printed
Sellita for MING SW210.M1, anthracite skeletonized bridges with contrast rhodium circular brushing
Manual winding with ~40h power reserve at full wind
Leather strap by Jean Rousseau Paris
20mm width, curved bars with quick release
Fitted with 3rd generation tuck buckle with micro adjustment
Leather travel pouch handmade in Kuala Lumpur by Studio Koji Sato
2-year warranty against defects
Made in Switzerland
Suggested retail price
Limited to 250 watches