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MING 18.01 6.39 CONCEPT

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Total production: piece unique, delivered 2020

The 18.01 6.39 was one of the designs prototyped along the path to the Abyss Concept in 2019 and the 18.01 H41 this year. Aesthetically, it was designed in parallel with the 17.03 GMT and splits the sector into the bezel timing ring and dial contents to balance apparent size whilst maintaining dive functionality. The case is an earlier version of the Abyss Concept and tested to 1,000m.

- Functions: hours, minutes and continuous seconds

- Case, dial & hands:

  • Stainless steel 316L with solid caseback
  • 40mm diameter, 13.8mm thick, 46mm lug to lug
  • 3.5mm thick sapphire crystal with antireflective coating on both sides
  • Rigid case without spacer rings
  • Water resistance of at least 1,000m / 3,280ft / 100 ATM
  • Screw down crown with triple gaskets and red safety indicator
  • Three-part composite dial with Super-LumiNova X1 coated sapphire
  • Beadblasted hands filled with Super-LumiNova X1
  • Unidirectional rotating bezel with 60 clicks
  • Ceramic bezel insert filled with Super-LumiNova X1

- Movement:

  • Top grade ETA2824-2 automatic movement
  • 38-hour power reserve
  • 28,800 bph (4Hz)
  • 25 jewels
  • Sweep central seconds with hacking function
  • Movement adjusted to five positions with a 250-hour test program

- Piece unique

- 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:

  • 18.01 6.39 CONCEPT
  • 18.01 H41
  • 18.01 H41 DLC

Winding & power reserve:

  • The 18.01 H41 is equipped with a self-winding/automatic ETA2824-2 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 time:

The crown has three positions:

  • The first position (pushed all the way in and screwed down) is where the crown should be for wearing and to ensure water resistance.
  • Second position (unscrewed but not pulled out) is for hand winding. Please note that in this position, the watch is not water resistant and the red warning indicator around the crown tube will be visible.
  • Third position (unscrewed and pulled out) is the normal setting of hour and minute hands. The movement is 'hacked' in this position.

Diver bezel:

  • The bezel rotates unidirectionally (anti-clockwise) with 60 clicks.

Other useful information:

  • 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 the lume charges.