Introducing the BALL Engineer III Bronze/Silver Star, Available Now at a Special Pre-Order Price

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BALL is no stranger to worn&wound. Earlier this year they joined us at Wind^Up, and just last week we reviewed the impressive Fireman Storm Chaser Pro. Today, we’re excited to announce something new from the brand just in time for the upcoming holiday season, and it’s something we think will appeal to a lot of people. Introducing the Engineer III Bronze Star and the Engineer III Silver Star (40mm and 46mm), BALL’s latest additions to the Engineer line now available for pre-order at a special price.

Engineer III Bronze Star

Case copper-aluminum alloy
Crystal sapphire crystal with AR
Dimensions 43mm x 13.45mm
Dial black
Lume 14 micro gas tubes on hour and minute hands and dial; Super-LumiNova on Arabic numerals and second hand
Movement BALL RR1102 (ETA 2836-2 base)
Strap brown calf leather with bronze buckle
Functions shock resistant to 5,000Gs, anti-magnetic to 80,000 A/m, water resistance 100m/330ft
Limited Edition 3,000 pieces

Engineer III Silver Star – 40mm

Case stainless steel
Crystal sapphire crystal with AR
Dimensions 40mm x 13.45mm
Dial black or blue
Lume 14 micro gas tubes on hour and minute hands and dial; Super-LumiNova on Arabic numerals and second hand
Movement BALL RR1102 (ETA 2836-2 base)
Strap stainless steel bracelet or brown calf leather strap
Functions shock resistant to 5,000Gs, anti-magnetic to 80,000 A/m, water resistance 100m/330ft

Engineer III Silver Star – 46mm

Case stainless steel
Crystal sapphire crystal with AR
Dimensions 46mm x 13.55mm
Dial black or blue
Lume 14 micro gas tubes on hour and minute hands and dial; Super-LumiNova on Arabic numerals and second hand
Movement BALL RR1102 (ETA 2836-2 base)
Strap stainless steel bracelet or brown calf leather strap
Functions shock resistant to 5,000Gs, anti-magnetic to 80,000 A/m, water resistance 100m/330ft

What makes these watches really impressive is the tech packed into them. Built to withstand extreme shocks, the Engineer III features Ball’s SpringLOCK and Amortiser systems, the former a small cage that protects the hairspring and the latter a lock that prevents the rotor from damaging the movement in the event of a shock. Other noteworthy tech includes a mu-metal shield protecting the movement giving the watch its impressive anti-magnetic rating, and BALL’s popular tritium gas tubes.

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The tritium tubes do not need to be charged by light.

As mentioned above, Ball is offering this new collection at an exclusive pre-order price: $1,275 for the Bronze Star, and $907 for the Silver Star in both sizes. The pre-order will continue through December 31, 2016, with an expected delivery date between March and April, 2017. (The series will be available officially on May, 2017 for a full retail price of $2,300 for the Bronze Star and $1,650 for the Silver Star.) To further sweeten the pot, BALL is offering custom case back engraving on all models. Buyers can also request a specific production number on the Bronze Star model. All in all, this is a great value from BALL.


To learn more or to place your pre-order, visit Ball.

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Ilya is worn&wound's Managing Editor and Video Producer. He believes that when it comes to watches, quality, simplicity and functionality are king. This may very well explain his love for German and military-inspired watches. In addition to watches, Ilya brings an encyclopedic knowledge of leather, denim and all things related to menswear.
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  • Svetoslav Popov

    Nothing limited in 3000 pieces I think.

  • cword

    Really tempting. I appreciate Ball, but have found their designs hit or miss. This one looks great, has some nice tech, and comes in at a reasonable price for pre-order. Might have to pull the trigger…

  • Tracy Swan

    40mm Bronze choice would be nice!

  • Terrance Steiner

    Is there a connection with Ball and Naval Aviation? There is a US Navy/Marine Corps Naval Aviator badge on the bottom of the watch. Just wondering. Technically Naval Aviator badges are gold but they are still the same design.

    • cword

      I just checked their site, looks like you can now choose between a Naval Aviator and an Air Force insignia.

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