The sheer breadth of microbrands currently occupying the horological hemisphere is nothing short miraculous, and for us enthusiasts, it's a very good time to be into watches. There's been numerous examples of microbrands knocking it out of the park over the last 12-months, and while we'd like to mention all them, these three timepieces really stood out: MING 17.06 COPPER For a brand that has only been producing watches for two years, Ming have managed to create a remarkably consistent and eminently recognisable design language. This is clear in their new 17.06 Copper, an update to their original model, the 17.01. While the flared lugs express the panache of a brand making a name for themselves on the world stage, the gem hiding in plain sight on this watch is the dial. Its coppery warmth evokes the salmon tone used so commonly on the dials of mid-century Swiss watches. Ref No: 17.06C / Case size: 38mm / Case material: Steel / Movement: ETA 2824-2 / Price: CHF1250 CREUX AUTOMATIQ DIAMONDBACK Creux's bid for more attention in the world of microbrands is likely to be achieved with the release of the Diamondback series. While the relatively high price for…

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