Some of the most eye-catching wristwatches we’ve seen often link to something important. Sometimes, it could be a company milestone, a bespoke design, or a tribute to a notable historical event. The Engineer Master II Normandy from Ball belongs to the latter as it pays homage to one of the most iconic battles of World War 2. This is when the allied troops stormed the beaches of Normandy eventually overpowering the Nazi forces and making its mark in history. Ball celebrates the 75th anniversary of D-Day with this beautiful timepiece.

There are two versions of this elegant timekeeper that flaunts different colours on the dial. Feature-wise however, both are practically the same. The case is stainless steel and measures 44 mm. The bezel is a rotating bi-directional stainless-steel component that frames the anti-reflective sapphire crystal lens. Moreover, this special edition wristwatch is powered by BALL RR1408-C automatic movement with a 42-hour power reserve.

Flipping to the rear of the watch shows a transparent case back with a sapphire crystal window. Aside from giving the user a peek into the complications within, the engravings marking the number is also available. Basically, only 750 examples of the Engineer Master II Normandy will be available for purchase.

Going back to the dial, here we have 21 micro-gas tubes evenly distributed among the components. It is on the indices, minute hand, hour hand, and second hand. Meanwhile, These allow the user to check the time in low-light conditions. The Engineer Master II Normandy comes with a matching stainless steel bracelet along with a folding buckle.

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