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Recognizably 17 – with a little extra

The MING 17.03 retains all of the design cues that define the 17 series unique: three-part textured and sapphire dials with ‘floating’ numerals; flared lugs; circular symmetry and a classically proportioned case. However, recognizing the desire for something a little sportier, the case is now machined from grade 2 titanium, with a matching grade 2 titanium bracelet.

A versatile companion

We challenged ourselves to define the essentials we sought in a travel companion, and narrowed it down to an easily adjustable second timezone; versatility of style to fit a wide variety of settings and match a range of attire, and grab-and-go ease. The 17.03 therefore adds a second 24-hour indicator integrated into the dial and marked by a luminous star, and the Sellita SW330-1 automatic movement. The second timezone can be adjusted independent of the main (local) time.

Machined entirely in grade 2 titanium, and At 38mm diameter it is a light, comfortable watch. The extends to our bracelet, where nearly every element is independently articulated for conformity with a wide variety of wrist shapes, and of a thickness that perfectly balances the weight of the watch head. On a properly adjusted bracelet, the 17.03 is one of the most comfortable watches we’ve ever worn. Additionally, we also include two nubuck straps with every MING 17.03. We have also retained the rigid case construction without spacer rings, and water resistance remains at 100m.

Reengineered to a higher level

Though the 17.03 appears to be a very close relative of the 17.01, we have in fact completely re-examined and re-engineered every single element of the watch and upgraded all components. The hands and dial markings now have a much thicker fill of Super-LumiNova C1; a five-layer antireflective coating is applied to both sides of the sapphire crystal and the lugs have been reprofiled and lengthened. This allows us to accommodate one of the features we’re very proud of: a quick release titanium bracelet – with straight pins – and also quick release straps, with curved pins.

We recognize that no matter how many straps we offer, every collector desires variety and individualization – and so, in addition to our signature curved end straps, the 17.03 can now accommodate standard 20mm straight end straps.

Even the packaging has not escaped our attention: we are now using smaller, more environmentally friendly external packaging and a handmade calf leather pouch lined with microfiber ultrasuede from Thirtyfour Bespoke in Kuala Lumpur. It can accommodate one watch on a bracelet or two watches on straps, together with spare straps, the included bracelet/ springbar tool, and warranty card.

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

- Case, dial & hands:

  • 38mm diameter, 9.8mm thickness, grade 2 titanium case with solid caseback, all brushed
  • 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

- Bracelet:

  • Grade 2 titanium, 5 link bracelet
  • 20mm lug width with quick release mechanism for easy fitting
  • Will fit 140-232mm (5.5”-9.1”) wrist circumference
  • Concealed double deployant clasp in stainless steel
  • Links held by screws

- Straps:

  • 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
  • Signed pin buckle in brushed grade 2 titanium

- 1-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.

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.