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Titanium Stormtrooper: Ming 18.01 H41 Diver

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If the JJ Abrams generation of stormtrooper were a watch, this Ming would be it. It’s a modern throwback, back and white, and mean yet cute. While Ming hasn’t really been slow to evolve, I don’t think any of us really saw a dive watch coming last year. The release was a pleasant surprise and one that felt as though it cemented Ming’s visual design language. The tapered hands, lollipop seconds, and alternating single/double indices feel distinct in a way no other watch does. One of the hardest things for a young brand to do, aside from getting anyone to actually care, is establish a design language that is recognizable. Ming has that today, and this Ming has even more.

I love how audacious Ming have become in just a few short years. This watch displays that tenacity. They innovate everywhere except the mechanics and that’s fine by me. In time, they will develop a more appropriate and personal caliber, but as a young buck they’re doing just fine.

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I’ll leave it to Fratello to fill you in on the details, they probably went deeper than anyone on their initial article. The watch had a spike above MSRP but is now on its way back down. There’s a wait if you want yours new, so being patient in the secondary market is probably the sensible option here. This example is a full set in excellent condition. The case is unmarked as far as I can tell. The piece is located in Austria from an unknown private party.

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Find this H41 Diver here on Chrono24 for 6356 USD.