Since it first introduction on the market, the Ball Engineer Master II Aviator has been one of Ball's signature watches. It has a vintage feel and traditional pilot look which is timeless. This offers a very good amount of legibility.
With the new Engineer Master II Aviator Limited Edition 300pcs. Bracelet + Rubber Ref. NM1080C-S12-GY, Ball has improved the legibility a few notches by including up to 9 additional tritum micro tubes to the watch to make a total of 24 tritium tubes! This model offers something special. Tritium gas tubes are normally round and thin. Here however, the tubes used for the hour markers are wide and flatter, Ball calls it double-sized micro gas tubes. In reality they are like 3 or 4 times the size of standard tritum tubes. This looks fantastic and results in some extreme legibility. The glow of the big fat tritium tubes is insanely impressive in the dark! Lume junkies should check this out!
The Aviator is powered by the Ball RR1102 automatic movement, which is a ETA 2836-2. Ball puts an emphasis on accuracy under adverse conditions. The Aviator is ISO1413 certified to withstand up to 5,000g of shock resistance.
The 46mm stainless steel case is satin brushed throughout. While it might look ordinary, the case of the Ball Aviator is anti-magnetic to 4,800A/m and water resistant to 100m/330ft. The limited edition number is engraved on the caseback.
The Ball Aviator Limited Edition comes on a dark green rubber strap which matches the theme of the watch. And to sweeten the whole deal, Ball is including the stainless steel bracelet for those occasions you want to dress it up a little.
Maker: Ball Watch Company
Movement: Ball RR1102/ETA2836-2 automatic movement.
Dial: Semi-matte/glossy black.
Luminous: 24 double-sized micro gas tubes on hour, minute, second hands and dial for night reading capability
Date: Day/Date at 3 O'clock
Case: Satin brushed. Stainless steel.
Crown: Screwdown Ball signed crown
Crystal: Domed sapphire crystal, anti-reflection coating
Strap: Dark green rubber strap with Ball buckle. Additional Ball stainless steel bracelet
Water resistance: 100m/330ft
Dimensions: 46mm in diameter, 13.3mm thick
Power Reserve: ~40 hours