BALL Watch brings instant low-light visibility to a new level with the introduction of the all-new Engineer Hydrocarbon Aero GMT, with its groundbreaking micro gas light rotating bezel.
A watch for flight crew and air traffic professionals, it incorporates, for the first time in any timepiece, H3micro gas tubes in the chassis of the bezel. This bezel carries a 24-hour graduation, and marks out a third time-zone in addition to its standard and second time-zone GMT functions.
In the darkness of an aircraft cockpit or air traffic control, this bezel comes alive with a luminosity 100 times more effective than conventional luminous paint found in other aviation watches, yet is self-powered for up to 25 years.
The Engineer Hydrocarbon Aero GMT also carries on with BALL Watch’s signature toughness and can absorb impact of up to 7,500Gs, and carries an antimagnetic resistance of 4,800 A/m. The 42mm machined stainless steel case is equipped with the BALL patented crown-protection system to ensure a sealed-system.
The aviator-inspired face has hour indexes and main hands carrying yellow H3gas tubes, with the 3, 6 and 9 o’clock markings receiving double gas tubes, with a pair of ultra-distinctive orange gas tubes holding court at the 12 o’clock index. The second time-zone GMT hand tops this all off with green gas tubes, in tribute to BALL’s corporate colours.
Inside beats a Swiss-made BALL RR1201-C automatic mechanical movement which certified by the Official Swiss Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC).
This model either comes with a metal bracelet fitted with the BALL exclusive patented triple folding buckle or with a rubber strap and standard buckle.
Both configurations allow the watch to be fitted over one’s aviation apparel, and complement the out-sized bezel in giving the pilot excellent usability in form and in function.
Model: BALL Watch Engineer Hydrocarbon Aero GMT Automatic
DG2016A-SCJ-BK: Black Dial, Steel Bracelet
DG2016A-PCJ-BK: Black Dial, Rubber Strap
Automatic caliber BALL RR1201-C
Chronometer certified COSC
Luminous second time zone indication
Hours, minutes, sweep seconds and date
Ø 42mm, height 13.85mm
Top sapphire bidirectional rotating bezel with micro gas tubes for night reading capability
Anti-reflective sapphire crystal
Patented crown protection system
Shock resistant to 7,500Gs
Anti-magnetic to 4,800A/m
Water resistant to 300m/1,000ft
43 micro gas tubes on hour, minute, second time zone hands, dial and bezel for night reading capability
Tapered stainless steel bracelet with patented folding buckle & extension system or rubber strap with standard buckle