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The MING x Massena LAB 17.09 is our first ever collaboration and marks a partnership between two friends and colleagues: Ming Thein and William Massena.

The watch is based on our 17.09 and features a new, intricate, hexagonal honeycomb dial surrounded by a circularly-brushed ring. The hours, which appear to float above the dial, are etched into the underside of the crystal and filled with Super-LumiNova for increased visibility in low light.

The case is constructed from polished and brushed 316L stainless steel, and remains a very versatile and wearable 38mm by 10mm. A honeycomb pattern is etched on to the caseback, to echo the dial and encircles the Massena LAB logo.

The 17.09 Massena LAB is powered by our Cal. 330.M1, a modified version of the Sellita SW330-2, developed with Manufacture Schwarz-Etienne. It features an independent hour hand adjustment mechanism which makes it an ideal watch, when travel resumes globally.  

- Functions:

  • Hours, minutes;
  • Independently adjustable hour hand

- Case, dial & hands:

  • 38mm diameter, 10mm thickness, 43.9mm lug to lug
  • Stainless steel 316L with solid caseback, mixed brushed and polished finish
  • Top sapphire crystal with double sided antireflective coating, laser etched indices with Super-LumiNova X1 fill
  • Rigid case without spacer rings
  • 100m water resistance with triple crown gaskets
  • Composite, two-part dial in metallic honey
  • Hands coated with Super-LumiNova X1

- Movement:

  • Cal. 330.M1 – based on the Sellita SW330-2, with independent hours
  • Modified by Manufacture Schwarz-Etienne, exclusive to MING
  • 42-hour power reserve
  • 28,800 bph (4Hz)
  • 25 jewels
  • Hacking function
  • Movement regulated with a 250-hour test program

- Strap:

  • Handmade by Jean Rousseau Paris
  • Black alcantara with rubber lining
  • 20x18mm, quick release with curved fitting
  • Will fit 160-210mm (6.1”-8.3”) wrist circumference
  • Signed flying blade pin buckle

- Production limited to 50 pieces

- Leather travel pouch handmade by Studio Koji Sato

- 3-year limited mechanical warranty

- 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:

  • 17.09 BLUE
  • 17.09 BURGUNDY
  • 17.09 WCS EDITION

Winding & power reserve:

  • The 17.09 is equipped with a self-winding/ automatic Sellita SW330-2 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) is where the crown should be for wearing and to ensure water resistance. This position is also the hand winding position.
  • Second position (one click out) allows for setting of the independent hour hand only. Setting is unidirectional and the watch continues running in this position. Please turn the crown crisply and precisely to ensure the hour hand jumps a full hour increment and once set, back wind the crown a turn to fully disengage the setting mechanism. Please note that it is normal for the minute hand to ‘catch up’ a little with the hour hand.
  • Third position (two clicks out) is for setting of the hour and minute hands together. They can be set in either direction and the movement is 'hacked' in this crown position.

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.