I feel like a record on repeat writing this, but yes, BALL is back with another pre-order, and yes, it’s another good one. The Engineer Hydrocarbon AeroGMT II is a tough-as-nails sport watch, overbuilt to BALL’s exacting standard and offered now at a fraction of the retail price. I won’t go into my spiel about BALL’s new business model other than to say that if you’re a potential customer looking to get a solid timepiece, BALL’s offering another really compelling option here.
The Engineer Hydrocarbon AeroGMT II builds on its predecessor, a robust traveler’s watch capable of tracking three separate time zones via the GMT hand and a 24-hour bezel. The update here is primarily focused on the bezel, which is now curved and features embedded green-colored micro gas tubes for nighttime luminosity which, according to BALL, took quite a bit of engineering and trial-and-error to get right.