Bertucci makes solid field watches with great specs at even better prices. That’s just what they do. The A-2S Ballista X1 Illuminated is another great example of this. By combining their tough-as-nails Black PVD coated, stainless steel case with a classic field watch dial, you get field watches that are the best of both modern and vintage. The case far exceeds the build quality of a vintage field watch, while the dial gives you that rugged style.
Measuring 40mm x 49.5mm and 11.8mm thick, the A-2S Ballista X1 Illuminated are a nice medium size field watch that has a stealthy appeal with its PVD coating. The screw-down crown is located at four, both protecting it from knocks, and keeping it from pushing against the back of the hand, allowing for a more comfortable wear. And the dial is pure ‘60s field watch with a large 1-12 hour index, small 13-24 hour index, and blacked out hands, all protected by a sapphire crystal.
Yet the most appealing aspect of this watch has to be its X1 Swiss Super Luminova dial. Glowing a bright green, while staying illuminated and legible for hours, this makes the dial of the A-2S Ballista X1 one of the most legible Bertucci references out there.
Powering this bright beast is a Swiss-made quartz movement, ensuring reliability, accuracy, and durability. Available on multiple bands, the A-2S Ballista X1 is a great choice for a rugged outdoors watch with a stealthy look.
- Case: Matte Black PVD on Stainless Steel
- Dial: X1 Luminova (Green Glow)
- Movement: Swiss Quartz
- Strap: Nylon
- Water Res.: 200M
- Diameter: 40mm
- Length: 49mm
- Thickness: 11mm
- Lug Width: 22mm
- Ref Number: 11123
- Warranty: 3 Year Warranty
Since 2003, Bertucci Watches have been putting out their own super rugged, military inspired field watches. Each of their watches pack quality design and craftsmanship into a highly affordable package. With their Unibody case design, each watch is crafted to withstand the test of time. Their cases are made from either fiber-reinforced polycarbonate, stainless steel, or titanium and feature premium all-metal quartz movements, mineral or sapphire crystals, and Swiss Super-Luminova — features you don’t typically see in a ~$100 watch.