MING 20.11 Features Laser-Etched Chessboard Dial and Sapphire Crystal Hands

The latest watch from MING is anything but crystal clear.

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MING’s latest watch features a dial with laser-etched chessboard mosaic pattern and is the microbrand’s first to use sapphire crystal hands.

The 1.3mm sapphire crystal dial blank is etched with 2,650 squares of varying opacity at three different levels within the crystal. The manufacturing yield of the dials is low as the high-powered femtosecond laser, when focused on such small areas, can cause the crystal to shatter.

MING ramped up the contrast by finishing its Schwarz-Etienne for MING Cal. ASE 200.2 micro-rotor movement seen through the dial with a sand-blasted black DLC coating, while creating the markers on both the dial and hands with luminous HyCeram polymer.

The 20.11 comes with a pair of handmade straps from Jean Rosseau Paris, a leather travel pouch by Studio Koji Sato and a 700-lumen Nitecore LED torch for charging the HyCeram.

MING is now taking orders for the CHF 14,500 ($15,720 USD) 20.11 from existing customers until July 9, while just 50 pieces will be made available to new customers, which seems to be part of the brand’s strategy to combat speculators and flipping.

In other watch news, Hamilton drops bronze Khaki Field Mechanical.

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