Ball Engineer III CarboLIGHT Watch
A brand known for offering considerable value and high-end construction in the watches they produce, Ball Watch Company is once again introducing another exciting timepiece to their growing Engineer collection. The Ball Engineer III CarboLIGHT is the brand’s latest model and a watch that fuses two revolutionary materials into the case construction. Here, carbon fiber and mu-metal are both used to produce a case that is ultra-light, corrosion resistant, and highly anti-magnetic. Ball refers to this as their CarboNANO technology and currently, the Ball Engineer III CarboLIGHT is available for a very special pre-order price.
On the wrist, the Ball Watches Pre Owned Trainmaster Manufacture is 40mm wide by 10mm thick. That makes for an extremely well-proportioned apparel watch, and also the thin lugs offer it an even cursory appearance. Otherwise, the majority of the Ball Trainmaster Manufacture’s layout is rare to get a Ball timepiece. That said, there is a big “Ball” emblem on the dial, and exactly what the watch lacks in fresh identity it makes up for in simple, elegant style.Ball calls the grade RRM1101 “manufacture,” but it is not quite clear what that means. I don’t think that Ball personally generates the motion (at least the vast majority of it), so this is what you could call an “exclusive” movement versus an “in-house” one. The motion is easy but pleasant to check at via the sapphire crystal display caseback on the back of this watch. The caliber RRM1101 is an automatic using a custom automatic rotor and adequate finishing. It isn’t “haute horology,” but it’s decently finished and a nice visual encounter on the reverse of an otherwise quite simple dial.UPDATE: Ball has provided a little more information about the RRM1101 motion and clarifies everything “Manufacture” means. In accordance with Ball the motion is designed by them and assembled by them. They do not produce the parts, but rather use quality providers to create the parts. Ball doesn’t have the machines or people to produce the parts but they do have expertise creating modules and other movement parts. So again, while the sections of this “Manufacture” RRM1101 aren’t produced in-house, Ball claims that the design was developed by these, and they constructed the moves in-house.
Together with the accompanying stainless steel model – the Ball Engineer III IronLIGHT – the CarboLIGHT marks Ball’s latest plunge into the world of producing robust timepieces with innovative materials. Perhaps the model’s most standout feature is its case, which has a distinct uneven pattern that makes each watch unique. This is a distinguishing trait that’s a result of utilizing carbon, which weighs about 50% less than stainless steel and delivers a significantly lighter feel that is long-lasting. Beneath the surface, Watch Ball Drop Online also integrates a full layer of mu-metal around the movement that enables the watch to both attract and deflect static or low-frequency magnetic field lines for interference-free operation. Pair this with Ball’s Amortiser® system that protects against extreme shock, and you have a watch that can get you through anything.
The Ball Engineer III CarboLIGHT is available in both 40mm and 43mm case sizes with a thickness of 13mm. Both versions are carefully balanced and even the larger version is meant to wear comfortably thanks to the case’s lightweight properties. A large crown allows for easy operation and a durable scratch-resistant sapphire crystal with date magnifier rounds out the CarboLIGHT’s sleek design. Water resistance is 100m.
Additionally, the Ball Engineer III CarboLIGHT can be configured with both a blue or a black dial. Both finishes nicely compliment the carbon fiber case composite and the display is as simple as they come. Large baton indexes mark the hours and large sword hands are used for quick and easy legibility. Here, we also see a Ball signature – self-powered micro gas light tubes that require no external charging.
Another standout feature is the movement, which is a COSC chronometer certified automatic caliber Ball RR1103-C. The base is the ETA 2824 with a 38 hour power reserve and 28,800bph operational frequency. Besides the highly precise nature of the movement, the included Amortiser® system helps protect it from lateral impacts. Finally, the Ball Engineer III CarboLIGHT comes with a calf leather strap with pin buckle or a black rubber strap for a more rugged and casual feel.
Currently, the Ball Engineer III CarboLIGHT is available for a special pre-order price of $1,299 until November 30, 2017. Like previous pre-order deals, Ball offers complementary caseback engraving for an even more personal touch. The Ball Engineer III CarboLIGHT is limited to 1,000 pieces and you can learn more by visiting the brand’s official site. ballwatch.com
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