Ming will bid farewell to their 17 series of watches this week with the release of the 17.09, and as far as goodbyes go, this one is a banger. The 17.09 builds on themes we’ve seen in the 18.01, 27.01, and 20.01 while retaining the same everyday wearable charm that made the original 17.01 so appealing when it debuted in 2017. The 17.09 has come a long way since then, and it shows. This is a sophisticated watch for being a two-handed time only affair. And this time, you’ll actually be able to buy one.
The 17.09 is being pitched as an ‘evolved daily wearer’ thanks to some subtle but effective updates both under the hood and in the design itself. Best of all, the price remains approachable and the process of getting one, while slightly complex, should provide an opportunity to purchase for all who want one.