It seems like nearly every week, a watch brand releases an accessibly-priced mechanical watch with a travel complication, whereas before these kinds of timepieces felt like they were few and far between. This latest offering comes from Ball, which has been killing it with the discounted, pre-order releases.
The new Engineer Master II Voyager continues that trend of affordability and combines a couple of different features useful to travelers into a tidy package. The watch is built upon ball’s RR-1302 automatic movement (itself based on an ETA caliber) and features the time, date, a power reserve indicator and a 24-hour dial that can keep track of a second time zone. The watch is also rated water-resistant to 100 meters and features tritium gas tubes for illumination, which will always stay bright and luminous, unlike SuperLuminova that needs to be “charged” with light before it can glow in the dark.
The watch is available with either a black or blue dial and in either 40mm or 44mm diameters. It’s available for pre-order right now, and can be had for $1,199 on leather, while a stainless steel bracelet adds $100. The pre-order price is good until October 31st — after that, you’ll be paying the full retail price — and Ball says the watch is set to deliver between February and March of next year.
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