BALL Watch Engineer III Marvelight Chronometer Caring Edition

Introduced in 2020 by BALL Watch to demonstrate its humble support to the fight against COVID-19, the Engineer III Marvelight Chronometer Caring Edition boasts the colors of the rainbow.

The Engineer III Marvelight Chronometer reveals a perfectly balanced design promenading elegance while appearing quite sporty at the same time.

The BALL logo, a symbol of precision in accordance with official railroad standards since 1891, has been added on the dial along with the prestigious “Swiss Made” manufacturing origin’s designation and the Chronometer mention as a pledge of accuracy.

As a trademark logo on many of the brand’s classic models, the RR (“RailRoad”) monogram stands out delicately at the end of the seconds hand and subtly recalls BALL’s railroad heritage. The dial has voluntarily been kept as plain as possible, with the attention going directly to the wide, luminous gas tubes.

BALL Watch Engineer III Marvelight Chronometer Caring Edition

For the first time, the Marvelight features gas tubes at every index. These additional tubes are placed underneath the dial, allowing for both discretion and intense luminosity. The tubes provide superior brightness that is about 100 times brighter than the conventional luminous paints commonly used in the watch industry.

BALL Watch Engineer III Marvelight Chronometer Caring Edition

This state-of-the-art Swiss technology used by BALL Watch consists in encapsulating H3 gas in glass microtubes. Light energy is released when the H3 molecules strike the internal colored surface of the tubes, without requiring recharge from any outside light or energy source.

BALL Watch Engineer III Marvelight Chronometer Caring Edition

The Engineer III Marvelight Chronometer features a total of 27 micro gas tubes that light up the show with a color scheme inspired by colorful rainbows.

This new Engineer III Marvelight watch is provided with a COSC certified chronometer movement, the automatic caliber BALL RR1103-C. To protect it, the Amortiser® anti-shock system and a mu-metal anti-magnetic shield have been selected.

The Amortiser® consists of a cage surrounding the movement that absorbs the energy created in case of an impact. Mu-metal is an alloy of nickel, iron, copper and molybdenum with very high magnetic permeability, enabling it to attract and deviate static or low-frequency magnetic field lines. The use of mu-metal is a genuine industrial feat, capable of protecting a mechanical watch against magnetic fields up to an astonishing intensity of 80,000A/m. This model provides hours, minutes, sweep seconds and a magnified date.

A screwed-in crown allows a water resistance up to 100m/330ft and the case now comes in 904L stainless steel for higher durability. Thanks to its extra amounts of chromium, molybdenum, nickel and copper, 904L steel features superior resistance to corrosion, rust and acids.

The Engineer III Marvelight Chronometer is a limited-edition of 1000 pieces.

Technical details

Model: BALL Watch Engineer III Marvelight Chronometer Caring Edition 40mm
Model Number: NM9026C-S28C-BK

Movement
Automatic caliber BALL RR1103-C
Chronometer certified COSC

Functions
27 micro gas tubes on hour, minute and second hands and dial for night reading capability
Anti-magnetic to 80,000A/m
Water resistant to 100m/330ft
Hours, minutes, sweep seconds and magnified date

Case
904L Stainless steel
Ø 40mm, height 13.6mm
Mu-metal shield
Amortiser® patented anti-shock system
Screwed-in crown
Anti-reflective sapphire crystal

Band
904L Stainless steel bracelet with folding buckle

Dial
Black

Edition
Limited to 1000 pieces

Model: BALL Watch Engineer III Marvelight Chronometer Caring Edition
Model Number: NM9028C-S29C-BK

Movement
Automatic caliber BALL RR1103-C
Chronometer certified COSC

Functions
27 micro gas tubes on hour, minute and second hands and dial for night reading capability
Anti-magnetic to 80,000A/m
Water resistant to 100m/330ft
Hours, minutes, sweep seconds and magnified date

Case
904L Stainless steel
Ø 43mm, height 13.6mm
Mu-metal shield
Amortiser® patented anti-shock system
Screwed-in crown
Anti-reflective sapphire crystal
Band
904L Stainless steel bracelet with folding buckle

Dial
Black

Edition
Limited to 1,000 pieces