Ming’s latest 19.05 timepiece combines elements from their 19.01, 19.02, and 19.03 collections, including the impressive Schwarz-Etienne caliber ASE200.1.

The Ming 19.05 comes in a 39 mm x 10.9 mm grade 5 titanium case with a sapphire crystal dial inlaid with ceramic-enhanced lume and protected by a box sapphire crystal. A matching bracelet in titanium and a handmade blue leather strap by Jean Rousseau Paris are both included, and each has quick-release spring bars for effortless swapping between the two.

Ming 19.05

Made exclusively for Ming by Schwarz-Etienne, the caliber ASE200.1 features a micro-rotor, skeletonized bridges, hand-finished anglage, and a matte-blasted 5N rose gold coating. The power reserve is 72-hours and the rotor, which is made of sintered tungsten, winds bidirectionally. Ming’s signature skeletonized barrel cover allows for a visible confirmation of how much the mainspring is wound or unwound. The movement is adjusted in five positions and tested for an extended period prior to delivery.

Ming 19.05 caseback

Interestingly, in addition to the luminous, skeletonized hands (hours and minutes only) and chapter ring, there’s a luminous ring inside the bezel projects a glow onto the sapphire dial, which has an “inky” black undercoat. Overall, the watch has a clean, futuristic design, not strikingly different than the past 19 Series watches from Ming.

Ming 19.05

The Ming 19.05 is limited to 15 watches that retail for CHF 9,950 and come with a leather travel pouch by Studio Koji Satto. Deliveries begin in May 2021. Learn more at Ming.

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