Featuring supreme modern watchmaking technology combined with vintage styling, the Ball Engineer III Bronze Star Ref NM2186C-LJ1-BK is a ultra-functional timepiece with an elegant styling twist. Distinguished by its stunning 43mm bronze case, which has been beautifully executed with brushed finishing, this model takes its styling cues from traditional Pilots watches.
The piece features a splendid black dial upon which the outsize Arabic numerals are standout features. Joining them, the chunky hour and minute hands have been designed for high legibility, while the slender sweeping seconds hand elongates beyond its rectangular marker. Elsewhere, an aviation emblem above the 6 o’clock and a day/date window at the 3 o’clock complete this superbly arranged pristine façade.
Within the dial, 14 micro gas tubes emit a piercing glow in low light environs, while Super LumiNova coating on the seconds hand and on each Arabic index, ensure that after-dark this piece offers its wearer incredible readability.
Giving power to this Bronze Star model, the Ball automatic Calibre RR1102-SL features a patented anti-shock system, enabling an astounding resistance of up to 5,000Gs and has been protected against magnetic damage of 80,000A/m. Beating at 28,800vph it retains a power reserve of 38 hours when fully wound and is water resistant up to 100 meters. The solid caseback of the watch is enhanced by a unique engraving of a historical aircraft.
Boasting reliability, classical styling and impressive legibility, the Ball Engineer III Bronze Star is a limited edition of 3000 pieces and comes presented on a brown calfskin leather strap.