Ball watches are marking the 110th birthday of Lt Richard Best, who sunk two Japanese aircraft carriers at the battle of Midway. The battle was regarded as a crucial turning point in the Pacific theatre and Best’s part in sinking two out of the three carriers that the Japanese placed in the battle has been well documented.
Here’s the word from Ball;
BALL presents the Engineer Best series – a trio of vintage military inspired timepieces. The Engineer M Best Bronze model is fortified by a bronze case and powered by the Caliber RRM 7309-C, while two stainless steel models run on COSC precision. With creative engineering, all three models feature micro gas tubes integrated above and below the dial – illuminating all 60 minutes.
The automatic delivers certified COSC precision with an 80-hour power reserve that still beats at 28,800 bph. It’s housed inside an aluminum bronze alloy case that offers incredible impact strength and superior corrosion resistance. The bronze patina will age beautifully based on your experiences – resulting in its own unique story to tell.
Limited to 1,000 pieces each. The Engineer Best is an online exclusive series and is now available for pre-order until 18 November 2020 at an exclusive price.