Earlier this year, we wrote about the re-imagined BALL Engineer Master II Voyager. And before that, we introduced the Engineer III Bronze/Silver Star. Both of those watches were offered by the brand at a special pre-order price, rewarding early customers with a value-driven package. It’s an approach that seems to have paid off for the brand, so BALL is back once again with a similar proposition—introducing the Engineer III King.As they did with previous models, BALL is offering the Engineer III King in two sizes—40 and 43mm. The case comes packed with some of BALL’s movement-protecting technologies. There’s BALL’s patented Amortiser anti-shock system, which is essentially a lock that prevents the rotor from damaging the movement in the event of a shock. BALL has also developed a new, patented crown system dubbed DuraLOCK that should, according to BALL, provide greater protection against failure at the crown. The Engineer III King is anti-magnetic to 80K A/m.
Both versions are available in either stainless steel or stainless steel with a black titanium carbide coating. You also have the option of either a leather band or a stainless steel bracelet, the latter of which is only available on the stainless steel model. For an extra $65, you can also get a BALL mil-strap.