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ENGINEER BEST SERIES EXTREME READABILITY FOR BATTLE CONDITIONS (pre-order until 18 November 2020 at an exclusive price)

roadwarrior

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EXTREME READABILITY FOR BATTLE CONDITIONS. Engineer Best Collection: highlighted by bronze toughness and our manufacture caliber. Honoring hero of Midway - Navy Lt. Richard Best.


40, 43mm | Manufacture Caliber | Bronze and Steel

ENGINEER BEST SERIES​

EXTREME READABILITY FOR BATTLE CONDITIONS.​

Navy Lieutenant Richard Best didn’t just run toward danger. He flew directly into it. Sacrificing personal safety and facing an unlikely return, Best piloted a daring attack and sunk two enemy aircraft carriers in the Battle of Midway. Though he suffered damaged lungs during the mission, he empowered freedom to soar.
On his 110th birthday, BALL presents the Engineer Best series – a trio of vintage military inspired timepieces. The Engineer M Best Bronze model is fortified by a bronze case and powered by our Chronometer Manufacture Caliber RRM 7309-C, while two stainless steel models run on COSC precision. With creative engineering, all three models feature micro gas tubes integrated above and below the dial – illuminating all 60 minutes. Three timepieces united by the fusion of classic toughness, modern innovation and incomparable readability.
Limited to 1,000 pieces each. The Engineer Best is an online exclusive series and is now available for pre-order until 18 November 2020 at an exclusive price.
PRE-ORDER NOW https://shop.ballwatch.ch/en/ebest




REVOLUTIONARY BRIGHTNESS, RE-ENGINEERED.​

Our revolutionary luminosity has reached groundbreaking new territory. Integrated underneath the solid black, blue and silver dials, micro gas tubes shine like never before, bursting through meticulously precise die-cuts. Combining two vastly different techniques to fasten the delicate micro gas tubes above and underneath the dial, resulting all 60 markings on the minute track deliver an incomparable and automatic glow. The intelligent placement creates a fully integrated and unified dial design with easy time-reading in all dark and low-light conditions. Pairs with the 6, 9 and 12 metal hour markers, the Engineer Best collection is the epitome of understated exquisiteness.


MANUFACTURE PRECISION INSIDE. BRONZE ARMOR OUTSIDE.​

Ultimate accuracy powered by our in-house movement. Extreme toughness shaped by extraordinary bronze. The Engineer M Best Bronze 43mm model showcases exceptional watchmaking prowess. The automatic BALL Manufacture Caliber RRM 7309-C delivers certified COSC precision with a robust 80-hour power reserve that still beats to a pristine frequency of 28,800 beats per hour (4Hz). And it’s housed inside an ultra-tough aluminum bronze alloy case that offers incredible impact strength and superior corrosion resistance in all environments. The bronze patina will age beautifully based on your experiences – resulting in its own unique story to tell.


PURPOSE-DESIGNED, VERSATILITY-INSPIRED.​

In daily exploration, versatility is vital. It’s also personal. That’s why the Engineer Best is also presented in 40mm and 43mm stainless steel chronometer models. The timepieces exhibit tried-and-true strength and durability, while the design is unequivocally classic. Both models run on a certified COSC movement, ensuring precision that keeps up with every move you make.


FOR EVERYTHING NATURE THROWS AT YOU.​

All three models are designed with spacious dials, tough machining and exceptional night readability for impeccable performance in frigid and warm climates, and at high altitudes. Our patented Amortiser® anti-shock system safeguards the mechanical movements against severe external impact. Its anti-magnetic ring runs around the movement and absorbs the energy created by side shocks. Going further – and deeper – each timepiece is water resistant to 100 meters (330 feet), enabling unfettered underwater exploration. With tough protective technology, the Engineer Best series is built for adventure in its most exhilarating form.


RICHARD BEST: THE EXPERTISE TO FLY, THE COURAGE TO SOAR.​

After requesting the chance to join the Pacific Fleet, Navy Lt. Richard Best soon took flight in the famous Battle of Midway. Fearlessly, he piloted his SBD Dauntless dive bomber and scored the decisive hits that sunk two Japanese aircraft carriers – perhaps becoming the first U.S. naval aviator to score hits on two carriers in one day. While his performance turned the tide of war and resulted in both the Navy Cross and the Distinguished Flying Cross, it also ended his military career. During his first attack, a defective oxygen canister caused him to breathe oxygen mixed with harmful sodium hydroxide, activating latent tuberculosis.

This series of military-inspired timepieces honors his selfless legacy, brimming with bold determination, courageous zeal and gallant intrepidity.


ENGINEER BEST​

Pre-order now at a limited-time price until 18 November 2020. Orders ship between March 2021 and April 2021, subject to Swiss product schedule and shipment.​
ENGINEER M BEST BRONZE
Pre-order price: US$2,349 (Retail price: US$2,749)

ENGINEER BEST STEEL
Pre-order price: US$1,799 (Retail price: US$2,199)

https://shop.ballwatch.ch/en/ebest


https://shop.ballwatch.ch/en/ebest/ND2186C-L1C-BK
Engineer M Best Bronze (43mm)

LIMITED EDITION​

  • 1000

WEIGHT​

  • Approx. 100g

MOVEMENT​

  • Automatic BALL Manufacture caliber RRM7309-C
  • Chronometer certified COSC
  • 80 hours Power Reserve, 28,800vph

SIZE (CASE)​

  • Ø 43mm, height 13.5mm

WATER RESISTANCE​

  • 100m/330ft

ANTI-MAGNETISM​

  • 4,800A/m

MICRO GAS TUBES​

  • 26 micro gas tubes on hour, minute hands and dial for night reading capability

FUNCTIONS​

  • Hours, minutes, sweep seconds and date
  • 5,000Gs shock resistance

CASE MATERIAL​

  • Bronze
  • Sapphire crystal and titanium transparent case back

CROWN​

  • Screwed-in crown

CRYSTAL​

  • Anti-reflective sapphire crystal

DIAL COLOR​

  • Black

BRACELET​

  • Calf leather strap with bronze pin buckle

LUG WIDTH​

  • 21mm

LUG TO LUG​

  • Approx. 50mm

https://shop.ballwatch.ch/en/ebest/ND2186C-L1C-BE

LIMITED EDITION​

  • 1000

WEIGHT​

  • Approx. 100g

MOVEMENT​

  • Automatic BALL Manufacture caliber RRM7309-C
  • Chronometer certified COSC
  • 80 hours Power Reserve, 28,800vph

SIZE (CASE)​

  • Ø 43mm, height 13.5mm

WATER RESISTANCE​

  • 100m/330ft

ANTI-MAGNETISM​

  • 4,800A/m

MICRO GAS TUBES​

  • 26 micro gas tubes on hour, minute hands and dial for night reading capability

FUNCTIONS​

  • Hours, minutes, sweep seconds and date
  • 5,000Gs shock resistance

CASE MATERIAL​

  • Bronze
  • Sapphire crystal and titanium transparent case back

CROWN​

  • Screwed-in crown

CRYSTAL​

  • Anti-reflective sapphire crystal

DIAL COLOR​

  • Blue

BRACELET​

  • Calf leather strap with bronze pin buckle

LUG WIDTH​

  • 21mm

LUG TO LUG​

  • Approx. 50mm

BALL INTERNATIONAL WARRANTY​

Built to exceed traditional Swiss watchmaking standards, your BALL watch is warranted by BALL Watch Company SA for a period of twenty-four months or forty-eight months if you benefit from a "Premium" warranty card from the date of purchase under the terms and conditions of this warranty. You are cordially invited to register your timepiece on our web site www.ballwatch.com within 90 days of purchase for a free extended twelve months warranty. This will effectively cover your BALL watch for a total of thirty-six or sixty months warranty period. The international warranty covers material and manufacturing defects existing at the time of delivery of the purchased watch. The warranty will only be valid when the warranty card is dated, fully and correctly completed and stamped by a BALL Authorized Dealer.

During the warranty period and by presenting the valid warranty card, you will be entitled to free of charge servicing of any repair carried out for the above manufacturing defects. In the event that repairs are unable to restore the normal conditions, BALL Watch Company SA guarantees its replacement by a BALL watch of identical or similar characteristics. The warranty for the replacement watch ends twenty-four months after the date of replacement of the replaced watch.

The international warranty does not extend to the bracelet, strap, buckle or crystal, normal wear, tear and ageing, nor does it cover any damage on any part of the watch resulting from abnormal/abusive use, lack of care, negligence, incorrect use of the watch and non-observance of the operating instructions provided by BALL Watch Company SA.

We reserve the right to relinquish all responsibilities under this guarantee for repair if the watch has been handled by unauthorized persons or if it has been altered in its original condition beyond BALL Watch Company SA’s control. Shipping the watch to one of our authorized service centers will be at the expense of the customer.​

International Service Centers
Ball Watch Service Centers are authorized to perform maintenance and repairs on Ball watches. To find the nearest Service Center, kindly visit https://shop.ballwatch.ch/en/store .​

Engineer II Best Steel (40mm)
Online Exclusive
Availability: Pre-Order
NM2026C-S31C-BK


LIMITED EDITION​

  • 1000

WEIGHT​

  • Approx. 170g

MOVEMENT​

  • Automatic caliber BALL RR1103-C
  • Chronometer certified COSC

SIZE (CASE)​

  • Ø 40mm, height 13.6mm

WATER RESISTANCE​

  • 100m/330ft

ANTI-MAGNETISM​

  • 4,800A/m

MICRO GAS TUBES​

  • 26 micro gas tubes on hour, minute hands and dial for night reading capability

FUNCTIONS​

  • Hours, minutes, sweep seconds and magnified date
  • 5,000Gs shock resistance

CASE MATERIAL​

  • Stainless steel

CROWN​

  • Screwed-in crown

CRYSTAL​

  • Anti-reflective sapphire crystal

DIAL COLOR​

  • Black

BRACELET​

  • Stainless steel bracelet with folding buckle

LUG WIDTH​

  • 20mm

LUG TO LUG​

  • Approx. 47mm


https://shop.ballwatch.ch/en/ebest/NM2026C-S31C-BE


Engineer II Best Steel (40mm)
Online Exclusive
Availability: Pre-Order
NM2026C-S31C-SL
https://shop.ballwatch.ch/en/ebest/NM2026C-S31C-SL


Engineer II Best Steel (43mm)
Online Exclusive
Availability: Pre-Order
NM2028C-S31C-BK

https://shop.ballwatch.ch/en/ebest/NM2028C-S31C-BK

LIMITED EDITION​

  • 1000

WEIGHT​

  • Approx. 180g

MOVEMENT​

  • Automatic caliber BALL RR1103-C
  • Chronometer certified COSC

SIZE (CASE)​

  • Ø 43mm, height 13.6mm

WATER RESISTANCE​

  • 100m/330ft

ANTI-MAGNETISM​

  • 4,800A/m

MICRO GAS TUBES​

  • 26 micro gas tubes on hour, minute hands and dial for night reading capability

FUNCTIONS​

  • Hours, minutes, sweep seconds and magnified date
  • 5,000Gs shock resistance

CASE MATERIAL​

  • Stainless steel

CROWN​

  • Screwed-in crown

CRYSTAL​

  • Anti-reflective sapphire crystal

DIAL COLOR​

  • Black

BRACELET​

  • Stainless steel bracelet with folding buckle

LUG WIDTH​

  • 21mm

LUG TO LUG​

  • Approx. 50mm

Engineer II Best Steel (43mm)

https://shop.ballwatch.ch/en/ebest/NM2028C-S31C-BE


Engineer II Best Steel (43mm)

https://shop.ballwatch.ch/en/ebest/NM2028C-S31C-SL
 

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Oct 15, 2020


nice ...tritium field watch...way 2 much money for me




I have a pair of Balls to cover the price of this one. The first one I snagged on a good night from JB over at REJ. All the stars were in alignment for just a hair below $900.00.





The Silver Star 46mm below I picked up direct from Ball in 2016 for $927.00.


 

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JAMES from RIVER EDGE JEWELERS regularly has inventory south of 1k

...gonna use my DEEP BLUE T100 for my night ops until my half-life fade becomes noticeable

my covid stim check binge is winding down... back to the USSR ( NBZ )
 

roadwarrior

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JAMES from RIVER EDGE JEWELERS regularly has inventory south of 1k

...gonna use my DEEP BLUE T100 for my night ops until my half-life fade becomes noticeable

my covid stim check binge is winding down... back to the USSR ( NBZ )
I understand ScottyB. My youngest is worried about the haphazard way I spend money on watches. She still has me beat with her expensive wining and dining. I tell here sweetheart, I love ♥ ya, but don't concern yourself about me burning up my money, I can't take it with me. Once I'm gone these trinkets will be your headache.☺ Like it or not!
 
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