A collaboration between two of the most popular independent watchmakers in the market, the MING x Massena 17.09 is a wonderful example of what can be achieved when two brands hash out an idea to completion. Featuring MING's distinctive case design, the 17.09's unique sense of self comes from its dial. Inspired by, and paying homage to, mid-century Rolex honeycomb dials, the 17.09 features an intricate hexagonal honeycomb guilloche pattern radiating out from the center of its dial. Surrounded by a circularly brushed ring to complement the textured pattern, the 17.09's dial is multi-faceted and striking. With MING's signature luminescent pattern and both brand's branding, this collaboration is a wonderfully balanced design whereby both brands could showcase their own strengths while simultaneously creating a watch that compliments them both at once, without overshadowing either's contribution.
Launched as a rare subvariant within the already limited edition release of 200 pieces, this timepiece is one of 30 "Black Bee" 17.09 examples that were produced without an official announcement. These timepieces were made specifically for Massena's best clients, and featured 30 pieces in total - 20 featuring a black dial like this example and 10 featuring the honey dial that was also released as part of the regular 17.09 collection.
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Est. value range
$4,000 – $6,000
Watch is in near-mint overall condition. Little to no signs of wear along the case, strap shows some signs of use and wear.
Secret releases have always fascinated watch collectors, and this example is no different. Originally only offered to Massena's best clients, the Black Bee's monochromatic aesthetic and wearable design ensures it is a timepiece that could easily handle a lot of wrist time.