BALL Watch Company enhances its Engineer II collection with the Marvelight, a new timepiece that combines a sporty character with a classic watch design, all while enhancing the luminescent technology so closely associated with the brand.
The new Engineer II Marvelight introduces an unprecedented degree of luminosity thanks to the state-of-the-art Swiss technology used by the BALL Watch employing glass micro tubes filled with H3 gas.
Easy legibility of a timepiece both by day and by night is one of BALL Watch’s mottos. It has been from the very outset of the brand, when its founder, Webster Clay Ball, established very exacting legibility standards as early as 1891. In order for mechanical watches to be read even in total darkness, the dial and hands of all BALL timepieces are fitted with luminescent micro gas tubes.
Light energy is released when the H3 molecules strike the internal coloured surface of the tubes. This phenomenon can last up to 25 years without requiring recharge from any outside light or energy source. The powerful light emitted naturally and continuously by the H3gas means that you can read the time in pitch darkness. Furthermore, its luminosity is up to a hundred times more effective than other light sources commonly used in watchmaking.
Ever true to its luminescent technology, BALL Watch has devised a dial with indexes marked by H3 micro gas tubes that are three times wider than those normally used for this collection. In the dark, they give off a superb and intense ice blue glow. The index at12 o’clock stands out in green as do the hands, also fitted with micro gas tubes.
Likewise, the timepiece’s understated and elegant dial is kept free of any unnecessary detail that could reduce its readability. It is available in four classic colours: black, blue, grey and silver. The BALL logo, symbolizing precision in accordance with official railroad standards since 1891, has been added to the discreet graduations around the outside edge of the dial, along with the prestigious “Swiss Made” manufacturing origin’s designation.
The diameter of the polished stainless steel case is at 40mm and represents BALL’s careful consideration to a watch design that is both classic and sporty at the same time. The high reliable Swiss automatic mechanical movement promises a guarantee of Swiss technology and accuracy. As a trademark logo on many of the brand’s classic models, the RR (“RailRoad”) monogram stands out delicately at the end of the seconds hand and subtly recalls BALL’s railroad heritage. The antireflective sapphire crystal incorporates a Cyclops magnifying lens positioned over the date window at 3 o’clock, making it easy to read.
Thanks to the solid stainless steel case and screw in crown, the timepiece offers an outstanding water resistance up to 100 meters and it can withstand impacts of up to 5,000Gs and is protected against magnetic fields to an intensity of 4,800A/m.
The Engineer II Marvelight is enhanced by a stainless steel bracelet with a folding buckle. The contrast between the brushed finish of the external links with the polished internal links adds a touch of chic to the bracelet’s sporty look.
Model: Engineer II Marvelight Automatic Series
Model Number: NM2026C-S6J-BK/BE/GY/SL
Movement: Automatic caliber BALL RR1103
Functions: 14 micro gas tubes on hour, minute, second hands and dial for night reading capability
Shock resistant to 5,000Gs Anti-magnetic to 4,800A/m
Water resistant to 100m/330ft
Hours, minutes, sweep seconds and magnified date
Case: Stainless steel, Ø 40mm, height 13.15mm
Anti-reflective sapphire crystal
Band: Stainless steel bracelet with folding buckle
Dial: Black, blue, grey or silver