Ming X Massena LAB - The 2021 New York Watch Auction New York Saturday, December 11, 2021 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: Ming X Massena LAB
    Year: 2021
    Reference No: 17.09
    Case No: “Honey”: 003’197
    “Black”: 003’113

    Model Name: “Black” and “Honey”
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 330.M1, 25 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel
    Dimensions: 38mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement, and buckle signed.
    Accessories: Both: Accompanied by warranty certificate extending warranty until 31 July 2023, leather travel wallet, cloth sleeve, and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present MING X Massena LAB 17.09 is a potent mix of Ming Thein’s design acumen and William Massena’s deep knowledge and extensive expertise in vintage watches.

    MING takes the name of one of its founders and core drivers: Ming Thein, a physicist by training, and a world-renowned photographer and long time watch collector.

    Massena LAB is a creative laboratory created by William Massena, an industry veteran and a long-time collector who launched his brand in 2018 as a creative playground for creating watches under his name or in collaboration with independent watchmakers.

    The present 17.09 is part of the final pieces made in Ming’s 17 series. Originally launched in 2017 as the brand’s foundation watch, this collection set the design language for future models with their short flared lugs and stylized numerals printed on the crystal.

    In the present model, the numerals are laser-etched on the reverse side of the sapphire crystal and filled with Super-LumiNova giving the dial incredible visual depth.

    Massena designed a superb textured dial for this final edition. His inspiration came from early Rolex honeycomb dials. However, where these dials loosely resembled a honeycomb, the dials of the 17.09 MING X Massena LAB are true representations featuring a three-dimensional hexagonal pattern.

    The movement used within is the 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 frequent travelers.

    Launched in 2021, the 17.09 MING and Massena LAB feature a stainless steel case with a black or a honey colored dial and was limited to 200 pieces in total (150 in black and 50 in honey). We are pleased to be able to offer both together, in completely new condition and with all of their original accessories.


Lot offered with No Reserve

Ref. 17.09
A cutting-edge and brand new pair of limited edition stainless steel wristwatches with honeycomb dials, with certificate and box

38mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement, and buckle signed.

$3,000 - 6,000 

Sold for $22,680

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The 2021 New York Watch Auction

New York Auction 11 - 12 December 2021