Independent Watch Brand


Horologer MING was founded 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 collecting experience ranging from vintage to avant-garde; from quality affordables to six-figure commissioned independent pieces.

Our goal with MING has always been to make the watches we ourselves want, and to bring back that sense of excitement and discovery through deliberation and refinement in every detail while also delivering value beyond the price point. MING is our way of sharing our experience with enthusiasts - budding aficionados and seasoned collectors alike - who want to discover watchmaking substance beyond brand.

We neither pretend to have history nor are we burdened by it. We will be the first to admit that we don't build in-house but rather on the strengths of dedicated partners like Manufacture Schwarz-Etienne, Agenhor and Jean Rousseau. All our watches are assembled, regulated and tested in Switzerland, with final quality control completed personally in Malaysia.

We are proud to have our efforts recognized at the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève, with multiple finalists and the 17.06 Copper winning the 2019 Horological Revelation prize. 2022 will mark the fifth anniversary of the brand, and our most exciting lineup to date – including reference #50!