Defined by its sporty elegance the Ball Engineer III Endurance 1917 Classic 40mm NM2182C-S4C-BE has an undeniably elegant character. However, the piece is built to be ultra-tough and has been endowed with an abundance of technical innovations to ensure its reliability, even in the most extreme conditions.
The model honours the esteemed explorer, Sir Ernest Shackleton and it celebrates the 100th anniversary of his Trans-Antarctic Expedition. With restrained styling throughout, the watch is perfect for daily wear and despite its robust nature, it promises to slip easily beneath a tailored cuff.
The piece carries a 40mm stainless steel case, with polished and brushed finishes. Beyond its trim bezel, a rich blue dial provides a majestic background for the baton hour markers and faceted hands, each of which has been endowed with the brand’s gas tubes to ensure premium readability in low light conditions. Located at 3 o’clock, the day/date window adds equipoise to the dial layout, while a vivid tip on the sweep seconds hand complies with the typography of the branding and the 12 o’clock marker.
Inside the case, Ball have an equipped this Endurance 1917 model with an impressive range of ingenious features ensuring its reliability and accuracy.
The piece features a screw-down crown sealing the automatic Chronometer Certified Ball Calibre RR1102-C to water resistance of up to 100 meters. The calibre is also guarded against the ruinous effects of magnetic interference to an astounding intensity of 80,000A/m. And, the inclusion of BALL’s patented Amortiser anti-shock system ensures that the energy created from side shocks is absorbed, thus limiting the possibility of damage.
Together these safety features would assuage even the most adventuresome wearer, however, Ball have also supplied the calibre of this piece an additional defensive measure. By lubricating the components with a special oil blend, the accuracy of the movement is guaranteed to an extraordinary temperature range from –40°C to 60°C.
The ultimate daily wear model for those with a penchant for after-work adrenalin-fuelled escapades, the Ball Engineer III Endurance 1917 Classic Ref NM2182C-S4C-BE comes presented on a stainless steel bracelet and has a limited production of 1000 pieces.