FOR THE FIRST TIME IN WATCHMAKING: CARBON FIBER + MU-METAL.
The new Engineer III CarboLIGHT embodies BALL’s commitment to watchmaking and exploration. For the first time ever in a timepiece, two revolutionary materials meet: carbon fiber and mu-metal. The result is our CarboNANO technology. The carbon fiber composite case is ultra-light and corrosion resistant, while the inner mu-metal shield ensures extreme anti-magnetic protection. Together with a stainless steel IronLIGHT model, BALL continues its journey of building robust timepieces with innovative material, ultimate precision and pioneering style.
Limited to 1,000 pieces each, the CarboLIGHT and IronLIGHT are now available at an exclusive pre-order price starting from USD 1,199* until 30 November 2017.
A SHINING EXAMPLE OF OUR COMMITMENT TO EXPLORATION.
Clear and quick time reading has always been paramount to every BALL timepiece. Our exacting standards of legibility and readability endure with self-powered micro gas lights. Almost every hour marker boasts 1.5mm tubes, while the hour, minute and second hands also feature the revolutionary technology. The luminosity requires no external charging, meaning that no matter the expedition or conditions, the CarboLIGHT shines with extreme readability.
CARBONANO: A TECHNOLOGY NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN. OR WORN.
The meeting of carbon fiber and mu-metal creates an exceptionally robust technology called CarboNANO. The carbon fiber case, available in 40 and 43mm, is especially light in weight, yet extremely resistant to corrosion. It’s capable of withstanding harsh environments and the test of time. In addition to its professional performance, the material and cutting process make each timepiece unique, while the black color offers a distinctive and aesthetic appearance.
The special material is created by compressing together layers of carbon fiber with Polyether Ether Ketone, a high-end polymer known as PEEK. From this plate of carbon fiber composite, the CarboLIGHT takes shape.
HARDWARE READY FOR ANYWHERE.
On the interior of the case, a mu-metal ring surrounds the movement and delivers anti-magnetic protection to 80,000 A/m. Comprised of nickel, iron, copper and molybdenum, mu-metal is an alloy with very high magnetic permeability. Its anti-magnetic properties are superior to the soft iron usually employed in watchmaking.
A COSC-CERTIFIED OBSESSION WITH PRECISION.
The CarboLIGHT and IronLIGHT are COSC certified chronometers protected by our Amortiser® system for ultimate precision. The anti-shock system absorbs the energy created by side shocks, but also allows the rotor to be locked and unlocked as desired when intense impact is expected.
PIONEERING STYLE FOR DIFFERENT TASTES.
The Engineer III IronLIGHT features a stainless steel case. Unlike its carbon fiber counterpart, the steel timepiece comes in a larger 46mm size, alongside a classic 40mm. The steel model features the same technological prowess, including the COSC certified movement, mu-metal shield and Amortiser system.
PRE-ORDER AT A LIMITED-TIME PRICE.
Limited to 1,000 pieces each, the Engineer III CarboLIGHT and IronLIGHT are now available at special pre-order prices* until 30 November 2017. Orders ship between February 2018 and March 2018, subject to Swiss product schedule and shipment. Officially available at full retail prices in April 2018. Both CarboLIGHT and IronLIGHT offer personal name engraving on the case back for a truly one-of-a-kind timepiece.
Engineer III CarboLIGHT: pre-order at CHF 1,200* / USD $1,299* (retail: CHF 2,150 / USD $2,199) Engineer III IronLIGHT: pre-order begins at CHF 1,140* / USD $1,199* (retail: begins at CHF 2,055 / USD $2,099)
CarboLIGHT: Calf leather strap with pin buckle or black rubber strap with pin buckle
IronLIGHT: Stainless steel bracelet with folding buckle or calf leather strap with pin buckle or black rubber strap with pin buckle
Black or blue
FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS AND TERMS
Kindly note that BALL Watch Co. must receive full payment before accepting and processing the order.
VISA, MasterCard and American Express are accepted.
After online reservation, you will receive an email confirmation if your order is accepted.
Delivery will be made between February 2018 and March 2018 (subject to the Swiss production schedule and shipment) and will be made through the agreed-upon retailer near you or via direct shipment, subject to the country of destination.
Upon watch delivery from the Swiss office to your country, our local customer service representative will contact you on behalf of BALL Watch Co. to further discuss the watch delivery arrangements.
No cancellations or changes of order details or engraving will be accepted after 3 days of the purchase date.
General terms and conditions can be found at shop.ballwatch.ch. Different collection methods and service terms may apply to different countries. Please inquire of our local office for details.
BALL Watch Co. reserves all rights in case of any disputes.
Non-refundable handling charges may be charged by your bank when payment is made by a credit card.
PERSONALISED CASE BACK ENGRAVING
Only alphanumeric characters, spaces and punctuation are allowed.
Special characters, letters with accent marks and non-English letters will not be engraved.
Laser engraving is limited to one line and up to 17 characters (CarboLIGHT) or 13 characters (IronLIGHT), including spaces.
All text is centred to fit the space.
Capital letters are suggested for easy legibility.
All engravings on the case back are performed according exactly to the confirmation email sent by BALL Watch Co., including upper and lower cases, spelling and spacing.