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With an incredibly competitive price of $900 the first model, called the Ming 17.01, came in a dial of either blue or anthracite, and the three hundred launch pieces (150 of each variant) sold out immediately (within minutes, even) as each batch was released.
Since then, there has been the 17.03 with a GMT function, 19.01 (a sapphire crystal riff on the 17.01), the 19.02 World Timer, and even a first year anniversary piece, all using Manufacture Schwarz Etienne as their movement manufacturer.
Now, there is a new model, the 17.06, in two variants – the all black ‘Monolith’ and what for me is the most attractive MING piece to date, one with a copper dial. There is also what is a first for the brand – a serially produced stainless steel case.
“Your heart was warm and happy
With the lilt of Irish laughter
Every day and in every way
Now forever and ever after."