MING 27.01
MING 27.01
MING 27.01
MING 27.01
MING 27.01

MING 27.01

The 2020 batch of 125 watches is sold out. Deliveries begin September 2020.  Though 27.01 is not a limited edition, future runs are subject to us being able to source base movements. Please sign up for our mailing list at the bottom of the page if you’d like to stay updated on future availability. 

What would happen if we could evolve our debut watch – the 17.01?

Continuity and advancement

The answer is the MING 27.01: the spiritual successor to the very first watch we produced, reflected in configuration – two hand, manual wind – and naming. The 27.01 advances the concept of a versatile, collector-centric and accessible daily wearer by a significant step and is appropriately the first watch to feature our second-generation design language.

Design language 2

After two and a half years, fifteen models, a Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genéve win and literally hundreds of design studies – MT finally learned 3D CAD (all watches released to date were designed in two dimensions and Photoshop) and went crazy: the 27.01 is one of the first watches created in 3D, from the start.  

Our core elements were further distilled down to radial symmetry; legibility; the 0 marker; flared lugs and smooth case transitions; mixed finishes; and visual dissonance in layering to make watches seem much deeper or shallower than their physical dimensions might suggest. On top of the additional layering and material transitions, the case now incorporates our flying blade lugs, a feature new to design language 2.

Learn more in our post Designing the 27.01: An evolution of 17

Minimalism in all areas

At just 38x6.9mm, the 27.01 is the thinnest watch we have made to date but has surprising wrist presence while retaining wearability for all wrist sizes.

The overarching brief of reduction has been carried through to the case and movement: excess material has been removed from the periphery of the case, with hollows extending through the lugs (a serious machining challenge given the thickness, or lack thereof, of the monobloc caseband). We elected to leave the case in stainless steel to provide the right tactile feel.

The 27.01 is powered by a movement so heavily reworked that we probably should have started from scratch. We begin with an ETA Peseux 7001 and retain only the gear train and escapement. The bridges and plates are remade, courtesy of Manufacture Schwarz Etienne, in a configuration of our design, retaining the same aesthetic as the 19-series: solid baseplate with maximal opening of upper bridges to put the moving components on display. It is a continuation of our belief that a display back must have something worth seeing behind it. 

Stepping up

We have once again partnered with Manufacture Schwarz-Etienne for the production of the 27.01, Jean Rousseau Paris for the straps and Studio Koji Sato for our travel pouches. We are proud to apply consistent quality control standards across the range, be it for flagship or entry-level watches. Given the refinement and extensive level of customization in the 27.01, we believe this represents an interesting new offering for the brand, and a next step for collectors of our 17 series.

  • Functions: hours and minutes
  • Case, dial & hands:
    • 38mm diameter, 6.9mm thickness, stainless steel 316L
    • Mix of polished, brushed and blasted surfaces with ‘flying blade’ lugs
    • Sapphire crystal front and rear with double-sided antireflective coating 
    • Rigid case without spacer rings
    • 50m water resistance
    • 20mm lug width
  • Movement:
    • MING 7001.M1: heavily-modified ETA 7001 with new bridges and baseplate
    • Black chrome plated bridges and plates
    • ~42h power reserve at full wind
    • Movement adjusted to five positions
  • Straps:
    • Smooth calf burgundy strap by Jean Rousseau Paris
    • 20mm width, curved bars with quick release
    • 70/120mm length
    • Fitted with 2nd generation 'flying blade' stainless steel buckle
  • Strap weighs 53g with strap, 37g without
  • Leather travel pouch handmade in Kuala Lumpur by Studio Koji Sato
  • 2-year warranty against defects
  • Made in Switzerland
  • MING continually aims to improve aesthetics and functionality of products where possible; to this end we reserve the right to make changes prior to final delivery.

 

Can I request a specific serial number?

Sorry - we are not able to accommodate serial number requests.

Can the delivery of my watch be moved to an earlier batch?

Watches are delivered in the same sequence that we receive orders/payments - to move delivery forward to an earlier batch would be unfair to everybody else and as such, is not a request we can accommodate. 

Can I have my watch shipped with a different strap? Or a different length for the same strap?

In order to offer our watches at the best possible price point and maintain the value equation - we have to commit to certain minimum volumes with our partners and plan our stock carefully. The result of this is that we cannot accommodate strap interchanges and we only have one length of strap available as standard. 

However, we do offer the option to order a custom strap where you will be able to pick between several materials, colour and three distinct lengths. Please e-mail us at hello@ming.watch for more information on lead times and pricing. 

  1. All products go through a final round of quality control checks and are shipped from Malaysia.
  2. All products will be shipped worldwide via DHL, with insurance and tracking.
  3. Shipping restrictions: At this time, we are unable to ship to Israel due to prevailing import/export regulations. 
  4. DHL will require a signature from the buyer or their appointed representative at delivery, at which point responsibility for purchased goods passes to the buyer. 
  5. The buyer or their appointed representative’s signature on acceptance of the shipment is considered evidence of the date of delivery and fulfilment by MING.
  6. Taxes, customs levies and import duties are are not included in the product price (except for deliveries within Malaysia)
  7. Any customs levies, import duties and local taxes are the sole responsibility of the buyer.
  8. MING continually aims to improve aesthetics and functionality of products where possible; to this end we reserve the right to make minor changes prior to final delivery.
  9. For our complete Terms & Conditions, please click here.

Pre-orders

  1. Watches will be delivered in the order deposits are received.
  2. Delivery estimates are on a best-effort basis and the actual date of delivery may vary and depends on several factors.
  3. We will keep you up to date on any changes in the delivery schedule
  4. Pre-order deposits may be cancelled at any time up to shipment for a 50% refund.
  5. Should we be unable to fulfil your order, a full refund will be made via the original method of payment.

Product details

What would happen if we could evolve our debut watch – the 17.01?

Continuity and advancement

The answer is the MING 27.01: the spiritual successor to the very first watch we produced, reflected in configuration – two hand, manual wind – and naming. The 27.01 advances the concept of a versatile, collector-centric and accessible daily wearer by a significant step and is appropriately the first watch to feature our second-generation design language.

Design language 2

After two and a half years, fifteen models, a Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genéve win and literally hundreds of design studies – MT finally learned 3D CAD (all watches released to date were designed in two dimensions and Photoshop) and went crazy: the 27.01 is one of the first watches created in 3D, from the start.  

Our core elements were further distilled down to radial symmetry; legibility; the 0 marker; flared lugs and smooth case transitions; mixed finishes; and visual dissonance in layering to make watches seem much deeper or shallower than their physical dimensions might suggest. On top of the additional layering and material transitions, the case now incorporates our flying blade lugs, a feature new to design language 2.

Learn more in our post Designing the 27.01: An evolution of 17

Minimalism in all areas

At just 38x6.9mm, the 27.01 is the thinnest watch we have made to date but has surprising wrist presence while retaining wearability for all wrist sizes.

The overarching brief of reduction has been carried through to the case and movement: excess material has been removed from the periphery of the case, with hollows extending through the lugs (a serious machining challenge given the thickness, or lack thereof, of the monobloc caseband). We elected to leave the case in stainless steel to provide the right tactile feel.

The 27.01 is powered by a movement so heavily reworked that we probably should have started from scratch. We begin with an ETA Peseux 7001 and retain only the gear train and escapement. The bridges and plates are remade, courtesy of Manufacture Schwarz Etienne, in a configuration of our design, retaining the same aesthetic as the 19-series: solid baseplate with maximal opening of upper bridges to put the moving components on display. It is a continuation of our belief that a display back must have something worth seeing behind it. 

Stepping up

We have once again partnered with Manufacture Schwarz-Etienne for the production of the 27.01, Jean Rousseau Paris for the straps and Studio Koji Sato for our travel pouches. We are proud to apply consistent quality control standards across the range, be it for flagship or entry-level watches. Given the refinement and extensive level of customization in the 27.01, we believe this represents an interesting new offering for the brand, and a next step for collectors of our 17 series.

Specifications

  • Functions: hours and minutes
  • Case, dial & hands:
    • 38mm diameter, 6.9mm thickness, stainless steel 316L
    • Mix of polished, brushed and blasted surfaces with ‘flying blade’ lugs
    • Sapphire crystal front and rear with double-sided antireflective coating 
    • Rigid case without spacer rings
    • 50m water resistance
    • 20mm lug width
  • Movement:
    • MING 7001.M1: heavily-modified ETA 7001 with new bridges and baseplate
    • Black chrome plated bridges and plates
    • ~42h power reserve at full wind
    • Movement adjusted to five positions
  • Straps:
    • Smooth calf burgundy strap by Jean Rousseau Paris
    • 20mm width, curved bars with quick release
    • 70/120mm length
    • Fitted with 2nd generation 'flying blade' stainless steel buckle
  • Strap weighs 53g with strap, 37g without
  • Leather travel pouch handmade in Kuala Lumpur by Studio Koji Sato
  • 2-year warranty against defects
  • Made in Switzerland
  • MING continually aims to improve aesthetics and functionality of products where possible; to this end we reserve the right to make changes prior to final delivery.

Product FAQ

 

Can I request a specific serial number?

Sorry - we are not able to accommodate serial number requests.

Can the delivery of my watch be moved to an earlier batch?

Watches are delivered in the same sequence that we receive orders/payments - to move delivery forward to an earlier batch would be unfair to everybody else and as such, is not a request we can accommodate. 

Can I have my watch shipped with a different strap? Or a different length for the same strap?

In order to offer our watches at the best possible price point and maintain the value equation - we have to commit to certain minimum volumes with our partners and plan our stock carefully. The result of this is that we cannot accommodate strap interchanges and we only have one length of strap available as standard. 

However, we do offer the option to order a custom strap where you will be able to pick between several materials, colour and three distinct lengths. Please e-mail us at hello@ming.watch for more information on lead times and pricing. 

Terms & conditions

  1. All products go through a final round of quality control checks and are shipped from Malaysia.
  2. All products will be shipped worldwide via DHL, with insurance and tracking.
  3. Shipping restrictions: At this time, we are unable to ship to Israel due to prevailing import/export regulations. 
  4. DHL will require a signature from the buyer or their appointed representative at delivery, at which point responsibility for purchased goods passes to the buyer. 
  5. The buyer or their appointed representative’s signature on acceptance of the shipment is considered evidence of the date of delivery and fulfilment by MING.
  6. Taxes, customs levies and import duties are are not included in the product price (except for deliveries within Malaysia)
  7. Any customs levies, import duties and local taxes are the sole responsibility of the buyer.
  8. MING continually aims to improve aesthetics and functionality of products where possible; to this end we reserve the right to make minor changes prior to final delivery.
  9. For our complete Terms & Conditions, please click here.

Pre-orders

  1. Watches will be delivered in the order deposits are received.
  2. Delivery estimates are on a best-effort basis and the actual date of delivery may vary and depends on several factors.
  3. We will keep you up to date on any changes in the delivery schedule
  4. Pre-order deposits may be cancelled at any time up to shipment for a 50% refund.
  5. Should we be unable to fulfil your order, a full refund will be made via the original method of payment.