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$5,000

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Auction Ended
09/08/21
At Sep 8, 4:11 PM UTC
Lot #1091

Ming x Massena LAB 17.09

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Introduction

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.

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Grade

M 10

Status

Vetted & Approved

Included

Box and Papers

Est. value range

$5,000 – $7,000

The Details

Brand

Ming x Massena

Dimensions

38mm x 10mm

Model

Black

Movement

330.M1 Automatic

Reference

17.09

Bracelet

Honey Calf leather with Brown Alcantara lining

Year

2021

Condition

Like New, Unworn

Material

Stainless Steel

Included

Box and Papers

Dial Color

Black

THE DIAL

Produced by Massena LAB, the 17.09's dial is the star of the show with its intricate hexagonal honeycomb pattern. Inspired by the Rolex dials of old, this pattern brings a real visual depth to the dial that is quite beautiful.

THE CASE

Constructed from 316L stainless steel featuring both polished and brushed surfaces, the 17.09's case design is reminiscent of the “padellone” (meaning “little frying pan” in Italian) cases of the Rolex ref. 8171.

TIMING MACHINE READOUT

This reading was taken (crown down) with a ONEOF Accuracy Boutique Edition timing machine at time of cataloging. It is provided as a courtesy only, and shall not be construed as a warranty or guarantee of any kind. Please refer to our terms and conditions of sale for more information.

Condition

The overall condition of the watch is like-new and unworn. Photos of the watch have been taken with the time set at 12:00 to show that this example does not seem to be affected by the issue that some of these 17.09 watches have with misaligned hands.

Our Perspective

A true celebration of independent watchmaking as designed and completed by two powerhouse brands, the 17.09 was always destined to be a stunning watch, and it has certainly lived up to its billing.

Justin Gruenberg

Co-founder

Lot # 1091

Ming x Massena LAB 17.09

Sold

$5,000

Ended
09/08/21