MING is a horological collective formed and fully funded by six enthusiasts from around the world under the leadership of Ming Thein, a photographer, designer, business strategist and above all, a lover of watches. Together, the MING team draws from over 80 years of total experience collecting fine timepieces – ranging from vintage to avant-garde; from quality affordables to six-figure commissioned independent pieces.
MING does not manufacture in-house, but uses appropriate suppliers for the design intent and price point. The majority of their suppliers also work with major Swiss brands. The assembly, regulation and testing of the watches are performed in Switzerland, with final quality control done personally in Malaysia.
Being a relatively new brand MING has been recognized by the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève as a finalist in 2018 with the 19.0, a winner of the Horological Revelation prize in 2019 with the 17.06 and as a finalist in 2020 edition with the 27.01 and 18.01 H41.