Ming - The Beauty in Everything: Single Owner Online Auction Hong Kong Tuesday, November 29, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: Ming
    Year: Circa 2021
    Reference No: 19.05
    Case No: 000'960
    Model Name: Ming 19.05
    Material: Grade 5 titanium
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. ASE200.1, 33 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Grade 5 titanium MING bracelet, max length 165mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Grade 5 titanium MING deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 39mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement bracelet and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by MING warranty (valid until 18th May 2023), additional leather strap with pin buckle, additional links, leather case, fitted wooden box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Ming has successfully created his own aesthetic that is unapologetically space-age but backed by traditional swiss watchmaking. This series 19 watch, the 19.05, is the last of its generation. I especially love Ming's creativity with dial materials. In this piece, he has cleverly made the dial using sapphire crystal. It has a black undercoat with markings on the top that seemingly float. The Universal Bracelet, that was an optional extra for this watch, is also exceptional in comfort and fit. - Mark Cho

    To the new owners of the watches in the sale: The Armoury will custom-make the winner one of The Armoury’s signature garments as a gift. For further details please visit the link below.

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    - Launched in 2020, the limited edition MING 19.05 draws the final chapter of the highly coveted Series-19, combining the brand’s signature aesthetic with a focus on quality finishes and integrating new techniques.

    - Drawing from the 19.01 and 19.02, the present model features a new solid sapphire dial with a similar jet-black undercoat as its predecessors. However, this reference is also the first of the 19 series to have indices cut into the dial and filled with ceramic Super-LumiNova X1 for enhanced brightness and definition.

    - Sharing the same movement base with the 19.02 World Timer, its MING Cal. ASE 200.1 is concealed beneath the titanium case, a unique configuration with micro-rotor winding. The movement features skeletonised bridges, a sand-blasted rose gold coating, and hand-finished anglage.

    - One of a limited edition of 15 pieces only, the present MING 19.05 is exemplary of contemporary horology with excellence in mind, barely worn and complete with its original accessories.

  • 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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Ref. 19.05
A beautifully crafted and unusual grade 5 titanium wristwatch with luminous black dial, bracelet, warranty and presentation box, one of a limited edition of 15 pieces

Circa 2021
39mm diameter
Case, dial, movement bracelet and clasp signed

HK$20,000 - 40,000 

Sold for HK$113,400

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The Beauty in Everything: Single Owner Online Auction

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