Featuring the MING 27.02 SPECIAL PROJECTS CAVE.
This very rare piece is sleek and formal offering unique depth perception.
More info about this MING 27.02 SPECIAL PROJECTS CAVE:
|Year of production||Unknown|
|Condition||(Brand new, without any signs of wear)|
|Scope of delivery||Original box, original papers|
|Location||United States of America, California, Irvine|
|27.02 retains the 6.9mm total height (including cyrstals) of the 27.01 and shares the overall reductionist aesthetic. We retained the ‘flying blade’ lugs machined from a monobloc caseband in stainless steel and the 38×6.9mm proportions which give the watch solid wrist presence but versatile wearability. The friends and family edition is also DLC coated for a completely monochromatic aesthetic.
Fortunately, during 2020, some additional ETA Peseux 7001s in the specification we required became available. This allowed us to produce another batch of watches in our heavily reworked variant – the MING 7001.M1. We begin with the base movement but essentially retain only the gear train and escapement. The bridges and plates are reworked by Manufacture Schwarz-Etienne in a configuration of our design: solid baseplate with maximal opening of upper bridges to put moving components on display. It is a continuation of our belief that a display back must have something worth seeing behind it.
Like its sibling, the 27.02 is one of our most formal pieces and does not carry any luminous material. However, a contrasting mix of surfaces allows for exceptional legibility and a sensation of much greater physical depth than should be possible given the case thickness. In its interaction with light, the 27.02 is still very much a MING.
The variation in texture continues through the case: at the front, the polished DLC coated bezel transitions to anthracite guilloché and then an inky black pool on the dial. On the sides, polished flying blades are offset against matte-blasted recesses and the rear echoes the front, with brushed steel and etched text surrounding a black movement.