Introducing the Ball Engineer III King, Now Available at a Special Pre-Order Price

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.Ball Engineer III King - 5As 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.


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Powering the watch is an ETA 2836-2, which BALL has rebadged the BALL RR1102.


The Engineer III King is available with either a black or blue dial. The dial features BALL’s newly designed micro tritium gas tubes measuring just 0.3mm x 2mm (BALL first introduced these in the Engineer Master II Voyager). At the “12” and “6, ” you have BALL’s classic 1mm tritium tubes. At three is a day/date aperture. The dial sits below a sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating.

Engineer III King – 40mm
Engineer III King – 43mm

As I wrote above, BALL is offering the Engineer III King at a special pre-order price of $1,100 for the stainless steel model on a leather band, $1,150 on the metal bracelet, and $1,150 for the titanium carbide model. This promotion will run though April 12, 2017, at which point the full retail price will kick in at $1,950. Watches are expected to ship between July and August, 2017.

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As they did with previous releases, BALL is giving buyers the option of personalizing their watches with a custom case back engraving.

For more information or to pre-order, visit BALL.


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