Ming has announced an entirely new reference with the 37.05 today, and it features a first for the brand: a date complication. That’s only part of the story, however, as this one gets a new dial, new case, and a trick moon phase at 6 o’clock, making the date window something of a red herring. Ming have opted for a Sellita movement to pair with the 37.05, though you’d likely never guess it at a glance through the caseback. There’s a lot to unpack with this one, and yes, even with the new ordering system that will go live when the watch launches.
The addition of a date window on a Ming seems to have been a long time coming, however the brand seemed content to wait for the right movement. That came with wider availability of the Sellita SW288-1M, a hand wound unit from the SW200 family that features a moon phase and date complication. Using this movement provided a centrally driven moon disc, which would have otherwise required a module (and likely raised the price) to allow for the ring display Ming had in mind with this model.