BALL’s been on a bit of a roll recently, cranking out release after release and offering each watch at a special reduced price for whoever puts down for the pre-order. It’s a seemingly successful strategy for the brand, and one that I—and surely other value-conscious buyers—welcome. For its latest release, BALL is honoring Sir Ernest Shackleton and the 100th anniversary of his near-tragic Trans-Antarctic expedition with the Engineer III Endurance 1917—a COSC-certified, overbuilt sports watch with some tricks up its sleeve.
For this release, there are actually two distinct models: Classic and TMT. First, let’s take a look at the Classic.
Available in two sizes—40mm x 13.45mm and 46mm x 13.55—the Classic sports a robust stainless steel case featuring a fine mix of brushed and polished surfaces. Other specs include a screw-down crown, water resistance to 100 meters, a sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating, and anti-magnetism to 80,000A/m. Furthermore, the case features BALL’s patented Amortiser anti-shock system, which is essentially a lock for the rotor that prevents it from damaging the movement in the event of a sudden shock.