This is the new MING 19.02 Worldtimer, the fourth model to be dispatched by the Malaysian-based brand in under two years. Continuing in the strides of the 19.01 – which was a GPHG finalist a year ago – this new advancement presents a world time complication and an automatic movement with micro-rotor. It’s formally dispatching today and is accessible to arrange quickly, with exceptional estimating for the individuals who get in ahead of schedule. Peruse on for all the subtleties, including specs and official pricing.
At first look, the new MING 19.02 Worldtimer looks fairly like the prior 19.01, seeing that it has a similar record markings, angle sapphire dial, case body and hands. The general look and feel, be that as it may, are more work of art, more refined. This is inferable to a limited extent to the choice to put a rose gold completing on the movement, brief looks at which can be seen through the completely straightforward dial edges. We’ll speak more about the movement in a moment yet until further notice, we should remain zeroed in on the aesthetics.
Firstly, the case is actually equivalent to the 19.01. Thus, 39mm measurement, made from grade 5 titanium and no spacer rings to guarantee unbending nature. To be reasonable, there’s not in reality that amount titanium. Truth be told, MING depicts its case as “a meager titanium band holding the two profound box sapphire precious stones together.” It is a smidge thicker than the 19.01 anyway at 11.2mm, because of the incorporation of the word time complication. The extra 0.3mm required has been accommodated into the front box sapphire gem, so it shouldn’t actually be that noticeable.
Likewise, the 19.02 holds a similar unmistakable inclination sapphire dial from the 19.01 yet it is presently a more conventional dark. As per MING, an interesting polish interaction is utilized to accomplish this profound intelligent radiance, which is nearly finish like in appearance. Hours and minutes are shown midway by skeletonized hands treated with Super-LumiNova X1, which highlight an external section ring that is laser-carved into the sapphire gem. Once more, there are no running seconds. For additional intelligibility in low light conditions, there is an iridescent ring inside the bezel that projects a delicate shine onto the dial. As a last touch, a focal crosshair has been added to make it simpler to peruse the time.
What truly got my attention however, is the world time show. The format all by itself isn’t especially novel yet for me it super chips away at this dial. Static city names (all things considered, air terminal codes) are printed under the sapphire to make a consistent presentation, while a covered area on the inclination sapphire dial takes into consideration a turning titanium 24-hour circle. Those with sharp eyes will take note of the city determination is somewhat bizarre, which is down to originator Ming Thein’s mixed tastes. The presence of ‘KUL’ (Kuala Lumpur) on the ring honors MING’s birthplace.
If the brief looks at the movement from the dial side are decent, the view from the back is decidedly magnificent. It likely additionally looks to some degree recognizable to standard perusers of MONOCHROME. That is on the grounds that it is Schwarz-Etienne’s in-house micro-rotor automatic movement, the ASE220.1, in a special design for MING. The bidirectional winding micro-rotor is made of sintered tungsten and the single barrel offers a sound 70 hours of force hold. There is no save pointer all things considered, yet the mark MING skeletonized barrel cover permits you to outwardly evaluate the condition of wind.
Aesthetically the movement is very alluring, with the matte-impacted 5N rose gold covering standing apart pleasantly against the titanium. Mostly skeletonized spans add a feeling of profundity, which is additionally complemented by the hand-cleaned anglage. Similarly as with the 19.01, the movement is changed in five positions and tried for an all-inclusive period preceding delivery.
The new 19.02 Worldtimer comes with two calf cowhide lashes by Jean Rosseau, Paris, and marked steel clasps. A snappy delivery component takes into account the simple changing of the ties without the requirement for tools.
All watches are made in Switzerland and come with a 1-year guarantee against absconds. Evaluating for early orders will be CHF 9,900 up until the 31 March 2019, preceding returning to CHF 10,900. Conveyances are required to commence toward the finish of 2019.
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