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Saying farewell to the 17.03 GMT – with something special

The 17.03 GMT "BB" Edition is a special experiment and features a grade 2 titanium case that is anodised to a reddish-gold colour. Each case is unique and shows hints of yellow and red and continuously changes character when handled. Like its siblings in the 17.03 line, the BB Edition is powered by the automatic Sellita SW330-1 with independently adjustable second time zone indicator, is adjusted in five positions and run through a 250-hour test program.

The 17.03 BB case retains the same unique lugs that allow for both curved and straight springbar fitting - making it a versatile watch and compatible with standard 20mm aftermarket straps. Each watch is completed with a burgundy calf strap by Jean Rousseau Paris, and matching anodised titanium pin buckle.

The BB Edition is our farewell piece for the 17.03 line and there are only 25 watches available.

To be aware of:

  1. The case is grade 2 titanium that has been anodised to a reddish-gold colour. It is not a bronze case and as such will not patina or age with time.
  2. Each 17.03BB case is unique as the anodisation process results in slight colour variation. The case colour is best described as a reddish-gold as it shows hints of red and yellow and continually changes character when handled.
  3. Anodisation is a surface treatment and if scratched, it will show bare metal underneath. This is the nature of the process and scratches to the coating are considered wear and tear and not covered by the mechanical warranty.
  4. We also do not retain spare anodised cases, so once scratched, the case cannot be replaced.
  5. Each 17.03BB is sealed in a plastic sleeve which is transparent to help you inspect it before unsealing. Once unsealed, the watch cannot be returned as it is considered worn.

- Functions: hours, minutes, and additional 24h timezone on inner ring

- Case, dial & hands:

  • reddish-gold anodized grade 2 titanium case with solid caseback
  • 38mm diameter, 9.8mm thickness
  • 43.9mm lug to lug measurement
  • Sapphire crystal with antireflective coating on both sides
  • Rigid case without spacer rings
  • 100m water resistance with triple crown gaskets and nitrogen filling
  • Composite, multi-layer, three-part sapphire dial
  • Textured burgundy dial
  • Hands coated with Super-LumiNova C1
  • Dial ring printed with Super-LumiNova C1

- Movement:

  • Automatic mechanical movement Sellita SW330-1 top grade
  • 42-hour power reserve
  • 28,800 bph (4Hz)
  • 25 jewels
  • Hacking function
  • Movement adjusted to five positions with a 250-hour test program

- Straps:

  • 1x burgundy smooth calf by Jean Rousseau Paris
  • 1x dark chocolate nubuck with white stitching
  • 1x anthracite nubuck with white stitching
  • 20x18mm, quick release with curved fitting
  • Will fit 160-210mm (6.1”-8.3”) wrist circumference
  • 1x signed pin buckle in heat-blued grade 2 titanium
  • 2x signed pin buckle in brushed grade 2 titanium

- 1-year warranty against defects

- Made in Switzerland

- Limited to 25 pieces

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.

This guide applies to the following watches/ variants:

  • 17.03 GMT BURGUNDY
  • 17.03 GMT BLACK
  • 17.03 GMT BLUE
  • 17.03 ULTRA BLUE
  • 17.03 BB EDITION

Winding & power reserve:

  • The 17.03 GMT is equipped with a self-winding/automatic Sellita SW330-1 movement.
  • This movement has a ~40 hour power reserve when fully wound.
  • If worn daily and the wearer is sufficiently active, the watch will stay wound and run indefinitely.
  • If the power reserve is depleted, please hand wind the watch with 20-30 turns of the crown and give it a light shake to restart.
  • Simply giving the watch a light shake and wearing it is not sufficient to bring the watch up to a full or nearly full state of wind.

Setting the time:

The crown has three positions:

  • The first position (pushed all the way in) is where the crown should be for wearing and to ensure water resistance. This position is also the hand winding position.
  • The second position (one click out) allows for the GMT hand to be set, unidirectionally. The movement continues running in this crown position, but the watch is not water resistant. When setting the GMT hand, please turn the crown crisply and precisely to ensure the hand jump a full hour increment. After setting to the desired time, back wind the crown to fully disengage the setting mechanism and push the crown back in.
  • The third position (two clicks out) allows for the setting of the hour and minute hands. The movement is 'hacked' in this position and stops running, and the watch is not water resistant.

Other useful information:

  • The 17.03 GMT comes with two sets of lug holes - those marked with 'I' on the back of the lug are intended for the bracelet and for straps with a straight spring bar, the ones marked with 'C' are for straps with curved spring bars.
  • The best way to clean the watch is with a soft, clean and damp cloth. We strongly discourage the use of any cleaning agents or solutions.
  • We use different formulations and techniques to apply lume on the dials, hands. crystal and other components etc. This results in a slight difference in the peak brightness and length of luminesence between the two. This is normal.
  • Modern luminous material requires charging to work effectively. Lume can be charged with direct exposure to bright sunlight or a strong light source such as a LED torch. The stronger the light source, the faster lume charges.