BALL Watch Company Engineer II Magneto Valor II Limited Edition Watch Review
Thursday - 25 January 2018
With the U.S. Air Force turning 70 this year, BALL Watch Company launch a timepiece fitting of the fearless airmen of history. Limited to 399 pieces, the Engineer II Magneto Valor II, pays tribute to those who have the courage to conquer the skies – the pilots from the past, present and future. A team of brave men who accepted their international mission to fly, fight and win. BALL Watch Company sure makes 70 look good.
Proudly wearing the U.S. Air Force’s colour palette of royal blue or bright yellow, the instrument subtly references their inspiration. A hint of colour is visible at the tip of the seconds hand and as an addition to the rectangular indices. A more direct interpretation of the influence sits directly above 6 o’clock in the form of a wing insignia on the black sunray dial.
The Engineer II Magneto Valor II is built to withstand the demands of airpower and what lies ahead. Those who closely follow BALL Watch Company understand their commitment to luminosity and illuminating darkness in every situation. This new release continues their legacy with 1mm self powered micro gas tubes at the hour markers and all hands. Each number on the inner bezel are painted with green Super LumiNova paint to enhance readability in the darkness.
The movement is protected from magnetic fields with their A-PROOF anti-magnetic device that can be manually operated via the iris case back. Simply rotate the bezel and watch how the iris-shaped mechanism expands and retracts to lock or unlock the anti-magnetic protection cage.
BALL Watch Company have released the incredible limited edition due to their commitment to innovation, courage and teamwork. Values that are highly regarded at the brand and are shared via their attitude and presence in the watchmaking industry. The Air Force has worked to continually push innovation similarly to how BALL Watch Company has developed luminosity.