Ball have a rather understated watch on the blocks this week; kinda smooth, elegant day/date windows, plus moonphase feature. Classic lines, pre-order price available too. Here’s the word;
Rooted in purposeful watchmaking, the Engineer II Moon Calendar is a dress watch with distinction. From its artful moon phase display to its robust stainless steel, it is a timepiece designed to go everywhere your imagination leads.
Around the dial, slim micro gas tubes give rise to each hour marker, including double tubes at 12 o’clock for quick orientation. Every day, two events are inevitable: the sun will set and incomparable micro gas lights will shine.
And now, the 3 latest additions to the Engineer II Moon Calendar series come with a splash of colour, limited to 1000 pieces each and are available for pre-order until 26 January 2022 at an exclusive price of £1810.
Verdict; Right size for everyday wear, plus the elegant looks of something like a Montblanc or vintage Movado triple date, at an affordable price. That said, you could choose a Frederique Constant Automatic moonphase for about £1500 or a Longines moonphase for around £1800, which arguably has better resale value in the UK.