Ming - Phillips Watches Online Auction: The Geneva Sessions Fall 2023 Geneva Friday, September 8, 2023 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: Ming
    Year: Circa 2022
    Reference No: 17.09
    Case No: 006'194
    Model Name: 17.09 Burgundy
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 330.M1, 25 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: MING leather strap
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel MING pin buckle
    Dimensions: 38mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by MING warranty (valid until 8th June 2025), leather case, cloth pouch and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    - Reference 17.09 marks MING’s first attempt to feature dials with laser-etched indices on the underside of the top crystal and filled with Super-Luminova-X1 for an intense glow.

    - Released in the spring of 2021, it was made available in highly polished stainless steel with two different dial colors variants of Blue and Burgundy, like the present example. Both iterations feature a Clous de Paris guilloché center and a circular brushed chapter ring creating a layer of depth and a touch of playfulness when hit by natural light.

    - Inside beats the Schwarz-Etienne, made for MING, modified caliber 330.M1. Featuring an independent adjustable hour hand, the watch is designed for highflying collectors who frequently travel from one time zone to another.

    - Offered without reserve and preserved in excellent overall condition, the present MING reference 17.09 Burgundy is complete with its full set of accessories and is a fantastic opportunity to acquire a fascinating and interesting timepiece.

  • Artist Biography


    Malaysian • 1986

    Ming Thein is the vision behind MING: he has a diverse background that bridges both the creative and corporate, with more than 10 years in strategy and finance and 20 years as a photographer, with seven as a full time professional. Ming was born in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in 1986, educated in Australia, New Zealand, and finally graduated with a masters’ degree in theoretical physics from Balliol College, Oxford at the age of 16.

    Somewhere during the mechanical portions of his degree, he contracted the watch bug made worse by a Lange 1815 graduation gift from his parents. It would follow through his early career at KPMG and The Boston Consulting Group, where the generosity of online collector communities allowed him access to their events and watches. His contributions to the community were driven by knowledge (including numerous attempts at movement design) and photography: capturing a personal interpretation of a watch, Ming in a way made them his own and shared a different vision with the collector’s community


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Lot offered with No Reserve

Ref. 17.09
A contemporary and elegant stainless steel wristwatch with burgundy guilloché dial, guarantee and presentation box

Circa 2022
38mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

CHF2,000 - 4,000 

Sold for CHF2,794

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Phillips Watches Online Auction: The Geneva Sessions Fall 2023

8 - 15 September 2023