Ming watches has just released the next watch in the 17 series, the Ming 17.03 GMT. The high-value Kula Lumpur based, Swiss made microbrand is back, with a new GMT complication which is quite a bang! The Ming 17.01 is the brainchild of globally famous photographer and designer, Ming Thein. The Ming 17.03 GMT continues the legacy of its predecessors by using the successful Ming 17.01’s basic design and features that the customers loved like the flared lugs, floating Arabic numerals, and the absence of a seconds hand with new features like an added time zone.
Ming aspired to create a travel companion that would be a worthy successor to the original with an elevated form and function. As a result, several improvements have been made to the case, handset, and dial markings of the original two Mings to give birth to Ming 17.03. But what really makes the Ming 17.03 different from its family is the independently adjustable 24-hour dial ring and grade 2 titanium case construction with a convenient quick release mechanism.
The Ming 17.03 GMT case is 38mm in diameter with a thickness of 9.8mm and a lug-to-lug measurement of 43.9mm. The entire grade 2 titanium case is brushed for a sportier look that matches with the bracelet. The five-layer, three-part, anti-reflective sapphire dial gives it that extra attitude and depth with vibrant colors and textures available in different configurations in a black or burgundy Ming 17.03 GMT. It is also water resistant up to 100m and Ming has opted to redesign the hands and dial markings with a thicker application of C1 Super-LumiNova – a sight to behold in low light environments. The Ming 17.03 GMT has top grade Sellita SW330-1 automatic movement with 42 hours of power reserve and a 28,800 BPH operational frequency.
As a travel watch, comfort is key and Ming gives the buyers a range of options – a set of nubuck straps in anthracite and dark chocolate finish with curved quick release pins for a snug fit or strap packs with options ranging from red and green calf leather variants to more subdued and neutral grey and brown distressed finishes. The lugs themselves have been elongated and re-profiled in this case to accommodate the new quick release mechanism for the titanium bracelet for a sleeker look and fit.
The Ming 17.03 GMT is exclusively available on ming.watch and is priced over $1700. Ming has crafted a unique aesthetic for his brand and while it isn’t a vintage-inspired dive watch, the product’s evolution offers buyers something sportier and versatile enough to stand out – now that’s how you level up!