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    • 2021

    • 38mm diameter

    • Case, movement and buckle signed MING, dial co-signed MING and Massena LAB

  • Manufacturer: Ming X Massena LAB
    Year: 2021
    Reference No: 17.09
    Case No: 003019
    Model Name: 17.09 MING x Massena LAB in Black
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. Schwartz-Etienne 330.M1, 25 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel MING pin buckle
    Dimensions: 38mm diameter
    Signed: Case, movement and buckle signed MING, dial co-signed MING and Massena LAB
    Accessories: Accompanied by Ming X Massena LAB guarantee (valid until July 2023) travel pouch and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    MING, coveted for its clean aesthetics and quality craftsmanship, takes the name of one of its founders and key drivers, Ming Thein; a physicist by training, a world class photographer by choice and a watch collector by nature. Together with Massena LAB, an experimental laboratory run by the watch connoisseur and industry veteran, William Massena, who launched his creative playground to work with independent watchmakers, joint forces to create the MING X Massena LAB 17.09, an unusual timepiece beyond the offerings within this price range. The result of this collaboration is nothing short of astounding, a watch made by collectors, ticking all the boxes for collectors.

    Launched in 2017, the 17 series set the tone for this model with its signature short-flared lugs and stylised numerals printed on the crystal dial. However, the numbers on the present model are laser etched on the reverse of the sapphire crystal and filled with Super-LumiNova to create a floating elusion which gives the dial an incredible visual dissonance. The most notable feature of this timepiece is its dial. Drawing from early Rolex honeycomb dials, Massena added a touch of flair to the present example with a three dimensional hexagonal pattern, while also adhering to the original 17 series’ design language. Not only beautiful on the outside, but the movement within is also the reliable Schwarz-Etienne 300.M1, which is a modified version of the Sellita SW330-2 and features an hour hand that can be independently set, a useful function for highflyers.

    Released in 2021, the honeycomb 17.09 by the two creative houses is housed in a stainless steel case with either a black (150 pieces) or honey-coloured dial (50 pieces), totaling a limited edition of 200 pieces. Attractive, ultra-rare and superbly made, the present timepiece is of great character with developing value.


Lot offered with No Reserve

Ref. 17.09
A beautifully crafted and unusual stainless steel wristwatch with honeycomb dial, guarantee and presentation box, one of a limited edition of 200 pieces made in collaboration with Massena LAB

38mm diameter
Case, movement and buckle signed MING, dial co-signed MING and Massena LAB

HK$30,000 - 60,000 

Sold for HK$35,280

Contact Specialist

Hin Hin Wong
Associate Specialist, 20th Century & Contemporary Art, Hong Kong
+852 2318 2013

Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2001

Charlene Lau
Head of Jewels, Hong Kong
+852 2318 2039

INTERSECT: Online Auction

Online Auction 21 - 28 September 2022