When we unveiled the original Mosaic in 2020, there was a lot of demand to have something similar in a more accessible model. Given the nature of the sapphire-based process however, this is not possible as each mosaic dial costs quite a bit more than an entire 17-series watch to produce. But the requests didn’t stop, and MT never stopped working on a visually similar – and yet, unique – process to try and bring the same depth to a larger audience – MING 37.07.
Our fifth anniversary feels like an appropriate time to share the results of these efforts.
Back to our roots
Enter MING 37.07: a retrospective matured take on the same daily wearing, horologically solid concept that gave birth to our very first watch, the 17.01. The 37.07 is reductivist, radially symmetric, layered, nuanced, has a central texture, a hand wind movement, and sits at an accessible point in our lineup. It remains a collaborative effort with Manufacture Schwarz-Etienne for engineering and assembly.
Evolution, refinement and interactivity
The similarities end there however as it’s also much more than that. It has a complex case that requires multi-axis machining to create and finish the lug twist that extends from case flanks to the bottom of the lugs.
The case is in 316L stainless steel for more wrist presence and now has a sapphire caseback to display the hand-winding SW210.M1 in a configuration unique to us – some of you may correctly recognize this as sharing a base with the MING 37.05 Moonphase. It’s still an inclusively wearable 38mm in diameter but wears much larger thanks to the minimal bezel; all the better to show off the new dial as well.
This watch is intended to be your everyday companion through life; 100m water resistance and a matching water-safe rubber strap by Jean Rousseau reinforces that. The strap is a new design compatible with our tuck-under buckle debuted with the MING 37.05.
A glowing heart
The star of the show – the dial – uses Super-LumiNova set on the centre of a brass dial; with the outer portion circular brushed. The inner portion of the dial hosts a three-layer printed mosaic (on upper, lower surfaces of the sapphire and the lower brass dial). The mosaic pattern comprises gradient and luminous elements as well. The result is layered, deep, luminous, and inversive at the same time – as has become our signature.
Continuing to address accessibility
As this is our fifth anniversary special and to make the MING 37.07 as accessible as possible, we are once again implementing a time-limited order process. Watches will be available to purchase in two windows:
- 29 July from 2AM to 2.15AM GMT, and
- 29 July from 1PM to 1.15PM GMT
All orders placed during these two windows are guaranteed a watch.
The 37.07 is priced at CHF 3,250, with a 50% non-refundable deposit (CHF 1,625) required on order. The balance is due on delivery, which we expect to begin in May 2023. Conclusion of deliveries depends on the final volume and may continue through the end of 2023.
Watches are available exclusively at www.ming.watch
MING 37.04 Specifications:
- Hours and minutes o Hand winding
- Case, dial & hands:
- 38mm diameter, 10.9mm thick, 44.5mm lug-to-lug
- 316L stainless steel, domed sapphire crystal front and rear
- Double-sided antireflective coating on both crystals
- Composite dial with circular brushed, printed and luminous metal base and double surface printed and gradient fade sapphire dial
- 100m water resistance
- 20mm lug width
- Sellita for MING SW210.M1, anthracite skeletonized bridges with contrast rhodium circular brushing
- Manual winding with ~40h power reserve at full wind
- Watersafe rubber 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
- CHF 3,250 – 50% non-refundable deposit for order confirmation
- Deliveries expected to commence May 2023
- Time-limited production available exclusively via www.ming.watch
- MING continually aims to improve product where possible to improve aesthetics and functionality; to this end we reserve the right to make minor changes prior to final delivery
Horologer MING was founded and funded by six enthusiasts from around the world under the leadership of Ming Thein, a photographer, designer, business strategist and above all, a lover of watches. Together, the MING team draws from extensive collecting experience ranging from vintage to avant-garde; from quality affordables to six-figure commissioned independent pieces.
Our goal with MING has always been to make the watches we ourselves want, and to bring back that sense of excitement and discovery through deliberation and refinement in every detail while also delivering value beyond the price point. We neither pretend to have history nor are we burdened by it. We will be the first to admit that we don’t build in-house but rather on the strengths of dedicated partners like Manufacture Schwarz-Etienne, Agenhor and Jean Rousseau. All our watches are assembled, regulated and tested in Switzerland, with final quality control completed personally in Malaysia.
MING is our way of sharing our experience with enthusiasts – budding aficionados and seasoned collectors alike – who want to discover watchmaking substance beyond brand. We are proud to have our efforts recognized at the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève, with multiple finalists and the 17.06 Copper winning the 2019 Horological Revelation prize.
In 2021 we also launched the Special Projects Cave, an invitation-only program to create small runs of experimental pieces that are concept-driven and unencumbered by regular production constraints or economics.
2022 marks the fifth anniversary of the brand, and our most exciting lineup to date – including reference #50!
We’re always happy to hear from fellow enthusiasts – please contact us at email@example.com, and follow our journey @mingwatches on Instagram. MING is a registered trademark in Switzerland and Malaysia and represented by Horologer MING SA (CHE-499.942.189), La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland.
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