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 officially dispatching today and is accessible to arrange promptly, with uncommon valuing for the individuals who get in right on time. Peruse on for all the subtleties, including specs and official pricing.
At first look, the new MING 19.02 Worldtimer looks fairly like the previous 19.01, while it has a similar file markings, slope 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 some degree 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 however for the time being, we should remain zeroed in on the aesthetics.
Firstly, the case is by and large equivalent to the 19.01. In this way, 39mm measurement, made from grade 5 titanium and no spacer rings to guarantee inflexibility. To be reasonable, there’s not in reality that amount titanium. Truth be told, MING depicts its case as “a dainty 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 consideration 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 particular slope sapphire dial from the 19.01 yet it is currently a more conventional dark. As indicated by MING, a novel polish interaction is utilized to accomplish this profound intelligent brilliance, 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 part ring that is laser-scratched into the sapphire precious stone. Once more, there are no running seconds. For further readability in low light conditions, there is a brilliant ring inside the bezel that projects a soft 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 design all by itself isn’t especially novel yet for me it very deals with this dial. Static city names (indeed, air terminal codes) are printed under the sapphire to make a consistent showcase, while a covered area on the angle sapphire dial takes into consideration a turning titanium 24-hour plate. Those with sharp eyes will take note of the city choice is somewhat irregular, which is down to author Ming Thein’s varied tastes. The presence of ‘KUL’ (Kuala Lumpur) on the ring gives recognition to MING’s birthplace.
If the brief looks at the movement from the dial side are decent, the view from the back is emphatically magnificent. It most likely additionally looks fairly recognizable to ordinary perusers of MONOCHROME. That is on the grounds that it is Schwarz-Etienne’s in-house micro-rotor automatic movement, the ASE220.1, in an interesting design for MING. The bidirectional winding micro-rotor is made of sintered tungsten and the single barrel offers a sound 70 hours of force save. There is no save marker in that capacity, yet the mark MING skeletonized barrel cover permits you to outwardly survey the condition of wind.
Aesthetically the movement is very alluring, with the matte-impacted 5N rose gold covering standing apart pleasantly against the titanium. Halfway skeletonized spans add a feeling of profundity, which is further highlighted by the hand-cleaned anglage. Similarly as with the 19.01, the movement is changed in five positions and tried for an all-encompassing period preceding delivery.
The new 19.02 Worldtimer comes with two calf leather lashes by Jean Rosseau, Paris, and marked steel clasps. A fast delivery component takes into consideration the simple changing of the lashes without the requirement for tools.
All watches are made in Switzerland and come with a 1-year guarantee against deserts. Estimating for early orders will be CHF 9,900 up until the 31 March 2019, preceding returning to CHF 10,900. Conveyances are relied upon to commence toward the finish of 2019.
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