BALL Watch Engineer Hydrocarbon Original, New Models

In 2020, to mark the 15th anniversary of its most robust and distinctive collection, the BALL Watch Company launched the Engineer Hydrocarbon Original watch with a black dial and matching bezel. The year 2021 witnessed the addition of new versions featuring blue or green dial with matching bezels.

BALL Watch Engineer Hydrocarbon Original, New Model with green dial and green sapphire bezel

The Engineer Hydrocarbon Original’s unidirectional bezel is made of blue or green sapphire and is graduated so that the diver can measure their dive time accurately and adjust their decompression stops in complete safety. For optimum handling of these specific diving functions, the bezel features special indents that allow it to be used with bare hands or with diving gloves.

BALL Watch Engineer Hydrocarbon Original, New Model with blue dial and blue sapphire bezel

Water-resistant to 200 m/660 ft, this model is one of the few to feature micro tubes of H₃ gas inside the sapphire bezel. The brand’s iconic tubes can also be found on the hands and, for the first time ever, under the dial, allowing for unrivalled luminosity in the dark. This cutting-edge Swiss technology does not require an external charging source and consists of glass microcapsules filled with gas. These are up to 100 times brighter than the Super LumiNova paint usually used in the watchmaking industry.

BALL Watch Engineer Hydrocarbon Original, New Model with blue dial and blue sapphire bezel

Powered by the COSC (Official Swiss Chronometer Testing Institute) certified automatic calibre BALL RR1102-CSL, the Engineer Hydrocarbon Original features hour, minute, central seconds, day and date functions.

BALL Watch Engineer Hydrocarbon Original, New Model with green dial and green sapphire bezel

An already robust piece of equipment, this particularly resistant timepiece is complete with the patented Amortiser® shockproof system. Inside the movement itself, the SpringLOCK® and SpringSEAL® systems ensure continued accuracy in the event of shocks to the piece.

BALL Watch Engineer Hydrocarbon Original, New Model with green dial and green sapphire bezel

Faithful to the specifications of the Hydrocarbon collection, the crown is equipped with a protection system consisting of a valve covering it, so as to ensure that it is securely screwed-in and inaccessible when diving. To ensure its superior reliability, this model is resistant to shocks of up to 7,500 G and anti-magnetic to 80,000 A/m thanks to the mu-metal shielding.

BALL Watch Engineer Hydrocarbon Original, New Model with green dial and green sapphire bezel

Mumetal is an alloy of nickel, iron, copper and molybdenum with very high magnetic permeability, which enables it to attract and deflect static or low frequency magnetic field lines, against which other methods of attenuation are relatively ineffective.

BALL Watch Engineer Hydrocarbon Original, New Models

Originally designed for submarine exploration and diving, the Original is equally at home in the water and on dry land. This 43 mm steel watch is not only versatile but suitable for adventurers and explorers, as well as more urban and conventional individuals.

Technical details

Model: BALL Watch Engineer Hydrocarbon Original Automatic

Model Numbers
DM2218B-S1CJ-BE: 43mm Stainless Steel Case, Blue Dial, Blue Sapphire Bezel, and Stainless Steel Bracelet
DM2218B-P1CJ-BE: 43mm Stainless Steel Case, Blue Dial, Blue Sapphire Bezel, and Rubber Strap
DM2218B-S2CJ-GR: 43mm Stainless Steel Case, Green Dial, Green Sapphire Bezel, and Stainless Steel Bracelet
DM2218B-P2CJ-GR: 43mm Stainless Steel Case, Green Dial, Green Sapphire Bezel, and Rubber Strap

Movement
Automatic caliber BALL RR1102-CSL
Chronometer certified COSC
SpringLOCK® patented anti-shock system
SpringSEAL® patented regulator anti-shock system

Functions
30 micro gas tubes on hour, minute, second hands, dial and bezel for night reading capability
Shock resistant to 7,500Gs
Anti-magnetic to 80,000A/m
Water resistant to 200m/660ft
Hours, minutes, sweep seconds, day and date

Case
Stainless steel
Ø 43mm, height 15.3mm
Mu-metal shield
Blue or green unidirectional rotating curved sapphire bezel with micro gas tubes for night reading capability
Amortiser® patented anti-shock system
Anti-reflective convex sapphire crystal
Patented crown protection system

Dial
Blue or green

Band
Tapered stainless steel bracelet with patented folding buckle & extension system or rubber strap with standard buckle

BALL Watch Engineer Hydrocarbon AeroGMT Sled Driver Limited Edition

Introduced in 2021, this limited edition timepiece pays tribute to United States Air Force (Ret) Major Brian Shul, one of only 92 pilots to fly the SR-71 Blackbird.

BALL Watch Engineer Hydrocarbon AeroGMT Sled Driver Limited Edition

Called “The Sled” by some pilots who flew it, the Blackbird was a long-range, high-altitude, Mach 3+ strategic reconnaissance aircraft. Shul, a legendary Sled Driver, is a true example of courage under adverse conditions.

Born in 1948 at the Quantico US Marine Corps base in Virginia, USA, Shul obtained a Bachelors in History in 1970 before joining the US Air Force in that same year. Later, he served as a Foreign Air Advisor in the Vietnam conflict.

While flying covert ops toward the end of the war, Shul was shot down while flying his AT-28D aircraft near the Cambodian border. He survived a horrendous crash landing in the jungle, but was trapped inside a fiery cockpit. With no visibility through a melting helmet visor, he managed to free himself and crawl from the flaming wreckage – all while severely burned. A Special Operations Para rescue team extracted Shul by helicopter from hostile territory and evacuated him to a military hospital where he was not expected to survive.

After two months of intensive care, Shul was repatriated and continued his recovery journey at the Institute of Surgical Research in Texas. Although he was told he would never fly again, one year and 15 surgeries later, Shul beat the odds.

Determined, he began physical therapy and astonished the military world by overcoming his traumatic injuries; he passed every flight physical demanded of him and once released, flew fighter jets for the next 10 years. He eventually applied to pilot the super-secret SR-71 Blackbird, requiring an astronaut physical just to apply. He passed with no waivers.

With a titanium pin in his finger and nerves of steel, Shul became part of an elite group of pilots, also known as Sled Drivers, skilled enough to fly the famed spy plane. He united man and machine at the edge of space, rocketing around the world at sonic speeds on stealth missions with unyielding precision and unrivalled performance in the face of 1,000-degree heat.

BALL Watch Engineer Hydrocarbon AeroGMT Sled Driver Limited Edition

The AeroGMT Sled Driver pays homage to Brian Shul and his determination to persevere. The dial has been emblazoned with the SR-71 planform at 6 o’clock, the legend “SLED DRIVER” above the planform, and Major Brian Shul’s signature just below center dial. Moreover, the case back is engraved with the Mach 3+ insignia emblem, worn by all qualified SR-71 Blackbird crewmembers.

BALL Watch Engineer Hydrocarbon AeroGMT Sled Driver Limited Edition

The Engineer Hydrocarbon AeroGMT Sled Driver is equipped with triple function displays — Standard time zone, GMT time zone, and a scratch-resistant, sapphire-coated bidirectional 24-hour rotating bezel that serves as a third time-zone. A pilot or frequent traveler can use the GMT hand to track home city time, the 24-hour bezel to track destination city time, and the standard hour and minute hands to set the aircraft’s local time.

BALL Watch Engineer Hydrocarbon AeroGMT Sled Driver Limited Edition

Advancing BALL Watch’s reputation for resilient watches, the AeroGMT Sled Driver absorbs impacts up to 7,500Gs, and carries an anti-magnetic resistance of 4,800 A/m. The robust 42mm stainless steel case is water resistant to 100 meters and sealed by BALL’s patented crown-protection system.

BALL Watch Engineer Hydrocarbon AeroGMT Sled Driver Limited Edition

The aviator-inspired black dial features hour indexes and main hands of yellow H3 gas tubes. The 3, 6 and 9 o’clock markers have double gas tubes while the 12 o’clock index boasts a pair of vivid orange gas tubes. The second time zone blue GMT hand offers a green gas tube in homage to BALL’s corporate color and the bezel comes in a black and blue combination.

BALL Watch Engineer Hydrocarbon AeroGMT Sled Driver Limited Edition

The timepiece is equipped with a Swiss-made BALL RR1201-C automatic mechanical movement—certified by the Official Swiss Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC).

BALL Watch Engineer Hydrocarbon AeroGMT Sled Driver Limited Edition

The Engineer Hydrocarbon Aero GMT Sled Driver comes with a patented (extendable) BALL triple-folding buckle or an alternative rubber strap, both customized to fit over a pilot’s aviation apparel as a handsome accessory in form and function.

This special edition is a limited edition consisting of 1,990 pieces – a nod to the year 1990 when four National Aeronautic Association and three Fédération Aéronautique Internationale speed records were established on the final flight of the SR-71 Blackbird in USAF service.

Technical details

Model: Ball Watch Engineer Hydrocarbon Aero GMT Sled Driver
Model Number: DG2018C-S17C-BK/ DG2018C-P17C-BK

Movement
Automatic caliber BALL RR1201-C
Chronometer certified COSC

Functions
44 micro gas tubes on hour, minute, second, second time zone hands, dial and bezel for night reading capability
Luminous three time zone indication
Shock resistant to 7,500Gs
Anti-magnetic to 4,800A/m
Water resistant to 100m/330ft
Hours, minutes, sweep seconds and date

Case
Stainless steel
Ø 42mm, height 13.85mm
Bidirectional rotating curved sapphire bezel with micro gas tubes for night reading capability
Titanium case back
Anti-reflective sapphire crystal
Patented crown protection system

Dial
Black

Band
Tapered stainless steel bracelet with patented folding buckle & extension system or rubber strap with pin buckle

Edition
Limited edition of 1990 pieces

BALL Watch Engineer Hydrocarbon DeepQUEST Ceramic

First launched in 2011, the Ball Watch Engineer Hydrocarbon DeepQUEST is a professional-grade deep-diving instrument.

Undeniably tough and equipped with the necessary diving features, the watch has been subtly redesigned to meet new standards. The new generation model in titanium features BALL’s patented automatic helium release valve directly integrated into the crown, while its ultra-tough monobloc titanium case remains untouched and unrivalled.

BALL Watch Engineer Hydrocarbon DeepQUEST Ceramic diving watch with black dial and black bezel

The case is made of a single block of solid titanium to reduce potential interfaces and thus effects of water pressure. Titanium not only offers extreme corrosion resistance in water, but also outstanding everyday durability and strength, capable of withstanding and absorbing intense impact.

BALL Watch Engineer Hydrocarbon DeepQUEST Ceramic diving watch with black dial and green bezel

The Engineer Hydrocarbon DeepQUEST is water resistant up to 1000m/3300ft. The strong crown seals have contributed to avoid any entry of water when it is maintained in the screwed-in position. And in order to safely eliminate the pressure from the watch on the way back to the surface and avoid any damage, a patented automatic helium release valve has been incorporated directly into the crown.

The generously proportioned titanium case as well as the wide dial opening and its streamlined design also enable immediate and clear reading of the timepiece’s indications, another essential feature of any diving watch.

BALL Watch Engineer Hydrocarbon DeepQUEST Ceramic diving watch with green bezel and green dial

The markings on the rotating bezel allow the diver to accurately monitor the immersion time as well as decompression stops. The bezel has been designed to be easily gripped even with gloves on and its unidirectional rotation is an additional source of safety in the event of its accidental movement while in the water.

For the first time in ceramic, it is available in black or in dark green. Virtually scratchproof, the ceramic can withstand daily knocks and the harshest conditions, while its resistance to ultra-violet rays ensures long lasting color.

To allow instant and reliable visibility in every situation, the dial and the hands feature wider H₃ gas tubes in green and yellow colors, some of the brightest tones that glow in the dark.

BALL Watch Engineer Hydrocarbon DeepQUEST Ceramic

The tapered stainless steel and titanium bracelet, with the BALL patented folding buckle and extension system, means the watch can be easily and safely worn on the wrist even over a diving suit. The Engineer Hydrocarbon DeepQUEST has a guaranteed shock resistance of up to 7,500Gs and an antimagnetic endurance of an intensity of up to 4,800A/m.

BALL Watch Engineer Hydrocarbon DeepQUEST Ceramic watch with rubber strap

The 42mm diameter case houses an automatic chronometer certified caliber BALL RR1101-C. The Ball Watch Engineer Hydrocarbon DeepQUEST displays hours, minutes, sweep seconds and date.

Technical details

Model: BALL Watch Engineer Hydrocarbon DeepQUEST Ceramic Automatic

Model Numbers
DM3002A-S3CJ-BK: 42mm Titanium Case, Black Dial, Black Bezel, Titanium and Stainless Steel Bracelet
DM3002A-P3CJ-BK: 42mm Titanium Case, Black Dial, Black Bezel, Black Rubber Strap
DM3002A-S4CJ-BK: 42mm Titanium Case, Black Dial, Green Bezel, Titanium and Stainless Steel Bracelet
DM3002A-P4CJ-BK: 42mm Titanium Case, Black Dial, Green Bezel, Black Rubber Strap
DM3002A-S4CJ-GR: 42mm Titanium Case, Green Dial, Green Bezel, Titanium and Stainless Steel Bracelet
DM3002A-P4CJ-GR: 42mm Titanium Case, Green Dial, Green Bezel, Black Rubber Strap

Movement
Automatic caliber BALL RR1101-C
Chronometer certified COSC

Functions
15 micro gas tubes on hour, minute, second hands and dial for night reading capability
Patented automatic helium release valve crown
Shock resistant to 7,500Gs
Anti-magnetic to 4,800A/m
Water resistant to 1000m/3300ft
Hours, minutes, sweep seconds and date

Case
Titanium single block case
Ø 42mm, height 15.5 mm
Black or green luminous ceramic unidirectional rotating bezel
Anti-reflective sapphire crystal
Screwed-in crown

Dial
Black or green

Band
Tapered titanium and stainless steel bracelet with patented folding buckle & extension system or rubber strap with standard buckle

BALL Watch Engineer Master II Doolittle Raiders

This special edition collection from BALL Watch Company celebrates the 80th anniversary of a significant WWII event known as the Doolittle Raid (also called the Tokyo Raid).

BALL Watch Engineer Master II Doolittle Raiders 40mm
BALL Watch Engineer Master II Doolittle Raiders 40mm

On April 18, 1942, 80 men on 16 B-25 bombers took off from the U.S. Navy aircraft carrier Hornet to carry out a crucial secret mission. The attack at Pearl Harbor on December 6, 1941, rushed the United States to enter WWII and forced them to brave impossible challenges in order to boost American morale.

President Roosevelt engaged his military leaders to strike Japan, proving to the Empire that they were not invincible. However, reaching Japanese territory itself would be extremely difficult. To plan this arduous mission, Lieutenant Colonel Jimmy Doolittle was brought onboard and led a squadron of Army bombers on an impossible one-way mission.

In order to take off from the Hornet and reach Japan, the B-25 planes needed a massive transformation to become lighter and to increase their range. They had to fly without fire escorts and would not have enough fuel to make it back to the Hornet. Instead, they would have to race to safety in China after completing their mission. Doolittle recruited volunteers for this special operation.

Once briefed about the extremely difficult task they would have to face, none of the men backed out. All 16 B-25 bombers reached Japan. Thirteen planes made it to China, but three men died during bail-outs or crash landings. One plane landed in Russia where its crew was held captive for a year. Eight men were captured by the Japanese, three were executed, and one died in captivity.

While Doolittle thought his mission was a failure, the raid bolstered the American spirit. After months of defeat, hope emerged. Doolittle was promoted to Brigadier General and was awarded the Medal of Honor. The other 79 members of the raid received the Distinguished Flying Cross. The bravery of these men was beyond imagination and created inspiration for generations to come.

BALL Watch Engineer Master II Doolittle Raiders 46mm watch case back
BALL Watch Engineer Master II Doolittle Raiders 46mm

April 18, 2022, marked the 80th anniversary of the Doolittle Raid. To honor the flawless courage of the 80 raiders who took part in this incredible mission, BALL Watch has created the Engineer Master II Doolittle Raiders series.

BALL Watch Engineer Master II Doolittle Raiders 40mm
BALL Watch Engineer Master II Doolittle Raiders 40mm

This limited series includes two automatic models (40 and 45mm) and one manual timepiece (46mm).

All three models are adorned with the Doolittle Raiders emblem and the Naval Aviator Wings. The limited-edition number is proudly painted on the dial while the rest of the design is fine-tuned, containing only sober elements which allow focus on time-reading.

BALL Watch Engineer Master II Doolittle Raiders 45mm
BALL Watch Engineer Master II Doolittle Raiders 45mm

To ensure round the clock visibility, BALL Watch Company provided the Engineer Master II Doolittle Raiders series’ indexes and hands with H₃ micro gas tubes.

BALL Watch Engineer Master II Doolittle Raiders 45mm lume

This Swiss state-of-the-art technology makes the piece highly visible even in total darkness. The H₃ micro gas tubes do not require any external source of power and glow for up to 25 years. They are also brighter than luminous paint commonly used in the watch industry. The wide tubes used for the indexes are bright green and orange at 12 o’clock, and the ones on the hands shine yellow.

BALL Watch Engineer Master II Doolittle Raiders 40mm watch case back
BALL Watch Engineer Master II Doolittle Raiders 40mm watch case back

The automatic 40 and 45mm versions feature an automatic movement with hour, minute and sweep seconds, as well as a date window at 3 o’clock.

BALL Watch Engineer Master II Doolittle Raiders 45mm watch case back
BALL Watch Engineer Master II Doolittle Raiders 45mm watch case back

The manual movement offered on the 46mm runs the hour and minute hands along with the second hand on a sub dial. The addition of a mu-metal shield brings the anti-magnetism of the 40mm watch to 80,000A/m or 1,000 Gauss.

BALL Watch Engineer Master II Doolittle Raiders 45mm
BALL Watch Engineer Master II Doolittle Raiders 45mm

All three models are made of stainless-steel cases and are available with a black, blue or green dial. A special box-set with a complimentary B-25 plane 1:72 scale has been created for this series.

BALL Watch Engineer Master II Doolittle Raiders 46mm watch case back
BALL Watch Engineer Master II Doolittle Raiders 46mm watch case back

Technical details

Model Name: BALL Watch Engineer Master II Doolittle Raiders 40mm
Model Number: NM3000C-S1-BK/BKR BE/BER GR/GRR

Movement
Automatic caliber BALL RR1103

Functions
15 micro gas tubes on hour, minute, second hands and dial for night reading capability
Shock resistant to 5,000Gs
Anti-magnetic to 80,000A/m
Water resistant to 100m/330ft
Hours, minutes, sweep seconds and magnified date

Case
Stainless steel
Ø 40mm, height 13.6mm
Mu-metal shield
Anti-reflective sapphire crystal
Screwed-in crown

Band
Stainless steel bracelet with folding buckle

Dial
Black, blue or green

Edition
Limited edition of 999 pieces

Model Name: BALL Watch Engineer Master II Doolittle Raiders 45mm
Model Number: NM3500C-S1-BK/BKR BE/BER GR/GRR

Movement
Automatic caliber BALL RR1108
54 hours Power Reserve

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 45mm, height 14.65mm
Anti-reflective sapphire crystal
Sapphire crystal transparent case back
Screwed-in crown

Band
Stainless steel bracelet with folding buckle

Dial
Black, blue or green

Edition
Limited edition of 999 pieces

Model Name: BALL Watch Engineer Master II Doolittle Raiders 46mm
Model Number: NM2638C-L1-BK/BKR BE/BER GR/GRR

Movement
Manual caliber BALL RR2102

Functions
14 micro gas tubes on hour and minute 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, and subsidiary seconds

Case
Stainless steel
Ø 46mm, height 12.35mm
Sapphire crystal transparent case back
Anti-reflective sapphire crystal
Push-in crown

Dial
Black, blue or green

Band
Calf leather strap with pin buckle

Edition
Limited edition of 999 pieces

BALL Watch Trainmaster Railroad Standard 130 Years Limited Edition

The Trainmaster Railroad Standard 130 Years limited edition was launched in 2021 to mark the 130th anniversary of the BALL Watch Company.

This classic and elegant timepiece is inspired by a BALL vintage pocket watch from the early 20th century to represent the ‘ ‘brand’s rich heritage and watchmaking ethos.

BALL Watch Trainmaster Railroad Standard 130 Years Limited Edition

Before adopting standard time in 1883, time was set depending on the sun’s position. As a result, every city had a time zone, making the synchronization of railroad timetables extremely complicated. From 1883 onward, U.S. railroad companies implemented a new system to divide the nation into four time zones. This change led to over 70 official time zones’ disappearance and has continued as the official time system to the present day.

In 1883, BALL Watch’s founder, Webster Clay Ball, was the first jeweler in Cleveland, Ohio, to use the time signals emitted by the United States Naval Observatory in Washington, D.C., bringing accurate time to the residents of the “C-Town.”

Since he displayed the first chronometer of the city in his store window, people got into the habit of setting their watches there, giving rise to the expressions “Ball’s Time” and “on the Ball,” used at the period to refer to the absolute correct time all over Northern Ohio.

In 1891, Webster Clay Ball was appointed as Chief Time Inspector by the Lake Shore & Michigan Southern Railway Co. The unreliability of the watches used on the railroad networks made traveling by train a dangerous business.

The introduction of a system of controls and inspections had become an urgent priority. Webb C. Ball laid down standards of quality, accuracy, and design for all the railroad watches. With the accuracy of the employee’s watches being of the utmost importance, a list of approved timepieces was entrusted to them with compulsory inspections performed every two weeks for comparison with Washington time.

BALL Watch Trainmaster Railroad Standard 130 Years Limited Edition

Limited to 999 pieces, the commemorative timepiece features a 40mm case, micro gas tube luminosity, and subsidiary seconds design. In all dark and low-light environments, the 14 micro gas tubes on the dial and hands shine automatically without any form of charging and are up to 100 times brighter than the use of conventional luminous paint.

BALL Watch Trainmaster Railroad Standard 130 Years Limited Edition

The darkness-defying legibility is a vivid reminder of ‘ ‘BALL’s enduring watchmaking heritage and its commitment to improvement. The watch’s sapphire crystal case back enables the user to admire the chronometer-certified BALL RR1105-C Swiss mechanical movement.

As an anniversary piece that celebrates BALL Watch railroad heritage, this model took inspiration from a BALL vintage open face pocket watch that features a Montgomery dial design.

This design allows for precise reading of the minute markings, and it was the answer to the then rising demand for greater reliability of the railroad timing instruments.

While the bold black numerals on the white enamel dial is an unmistakable railroad watch design, the details that go into recreating the vintage look do not stop there.

The official status of “Automatic Chronometer” attributed by the COSC (the Official Swiss Chronometer Testing Institute) is delicately inscribed on the watch’s dial to highlight this timepiece’s accuracy. As a break with the spell of time, the words “BALL & Co.” have been styled to form the number 7.

Technical details

Model: BALL Watch Trainmaster Railroad Standard 130 Years Limited Edition
Model Number: NM3888D-S4CJ-WH

Movement
Automatic caliber BALL RR1105-C
Chronometer certified COSC
Shock resistant to 5,000Gs
Anti-magnetic to 4,800A/m
Water resistant to 30m/100ft

Functions
Hours, minutes, subsidiary seconds and date

Case
Stainless steel
Ø 40mm, height 12 mm
Anti-reflective sapphire crystal
Sapphire crystal transparent case back
Screwed-in crown

Dial
White enamel dial
14 micro gas tubes on hour and minute hands and dial for night reading capability

Band
Stainless steel bracelet with folding buckle or crocodile leather strap with pin buckle

Edition
Limited edition of 999 pieces

BALL Watch Engineer Master II Diver Chronometer Limited Edition

Introduced in 2021, BALL Engineer Master II Diver Chronometer is a COSC- certified automatic diving watch. It is a limited edition of 1,000 pieces.

In 2006, BALL Watch Company introduced its first-generation dive watch: a robust, aesthetically functional timepiece that delivered remarkable performance with an inner bezel, illuminated by micro gas tubes and a 2-crowns design. Over the last 15 years, its “Engineer Master II” collection has boasted a wide range of timepieces that have complied with the many requirements imposed by deep-sea diving.

BALL Watch Engineer Master II Diver Chronometer Limited Edition

Water resistant to 300m/1,000ft and equipped with the BALL RR1101-C caliber, each Engineer Master II Diver Chronometer watch has been certified by the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC). To ensure high accuracy in adverse conditions, the movement is safeguarded by powerful resistance technologies.

BALL Watch Engineer Master II Diver Chronometer Limited Edition

A mu-metal shield surrounds the caliber allowing an anti-magnetic protection to an intensity of 1,000 Gauss (80,000 A/m). Also, BALL’s patented Amortiser® system absorbs energy created by external shocks and makes sure every component stays intact in case of harsh impact.

BALL Watch Engineer Master II Diver Chronometer Limited Edition

The Diver Chronometer features a bi-directional sapphire internal bezel used to count down dive time and ensure safety. Activated by the crown at 2 o’clock, the internal diving bezel can be operated while completely submerged under water to time the safety stop.

BALL Watch Engineer Master II Diver Chronometer Limited Edition

This bezel remains visible even in total darkness thanks to the cutting-edge Swiss technology of self-powered H₃ gas tubes. H₃ gas is encapsulated in glass micro tubes and light energy is released when the molecules strike the internal colored surface of the tubes.

BALL Watch Engineer Master II Diver Chronometer Limited Edition

Without any form of charging, the luminosity shines automatically and combats the black expanse of any environment. Notably, for the first time, the tubes are placed underneath the bezel for an uncluttered design. To complete visibility, micro gas tubes have also been placed on the dial and the hands for a total of 36 tubes.

The Engineer Master II Diver Chronometer is offered with either a classic mix of green and yellow tubes or a more modern rainbow-colored combination.

BALL Watch Engineer Master II Diver Chronometer Limited Edition

With a thickness of only 13.5mm, the 42mm stainless steel Engineer Master II Diver Chronometer is available with a black or a blue dial, and either on a stainless steel bracelet or rubber strap. It features hours, minutes, sweep seconds and a magnified date.

BALL Watch Engineer Master II Diver Chronometer Limited Edition

Technical details

Model: BALL Watch Engineer Master II Diver Chronometer

Model Numbers
DM2280A-S1C-BK/BE/BKR/BER
DM2280A-P1C-BK/BE/BKR/BER

Movement
Automatic caliber BALL RR1101-C
Chronometer certified COSC

Functions
36 micro gas tubes on hour, minute and second hands, dial and inner bezel for night reading capability
Shock resistant to 5,000Gs
Anti-magnetic to 1,000 Gauss (80,000A/m)
Hours, minutes, sweep seconds and magnified date

Case
Stainless steel
Ø 42mm, height 13.5 mm
Bi-directional rotating sapphire inner bezel with micro gas tubes for night reading capability
Mu-metal shield
Amortiser® patented anti-shock system
Anti-reflective sapphire crystal
Screwed-in crown
Water resistant to 300m/1,000ft

Band
Stainless steel bracelet with folding buckle or rubber strap with pin buckle

Dial
Black or blue

Edition
Limited edition of 1,000 pieces

BALL Watch Engineer II Skindiver Heritage Full-Black Limited Edition

In the 1960s, BALL Watch Company introduced its first dive watch for adventure seekers. The Engineer II Skindiver Heritage watch in TiC coated steel case enhances the purpose-built functions of its historic predecessors.

BALL Watch Engineer II Skindiver Heritage Full-Black Limited Edition

With micro gas tube luminosity appearing underneath curved rotating bezel, on the dial, and arranged handsomely on the hands, the watch’s undeniable avant-garde design is sure to entice.

Clear visibility is of paramount importance to divers and explorers. The Swiss cutting-edge technology of micro gas tubes featured on the Skindiver Heritage makes this timepiece highly functional in the darkness of the depths.

BALL Watch Engineer II Skindiver Heritage Full-Black Limited Edition

This technology used by BALL Watch involves encapsulating H₃ gas in glass micro tubes— quite unlike any other luminescent material found in watchmaking. When the H₃ molecules strike the internal-colored surface of the tubes, they emit light without requiring any form of external light or energy source. To add some playful action to this all-black timepiece, the tubes form a combination of rainbow-like colors.

Combined with a black dial, this full-black model reveals a new-wave look while remaining top-notch in safety performance.

BALL Watch Engineer II Skindiver Heritage Full-Black Limited Edition

For easy use under water, the bezel and the crown of the Skindiver Heritage have been finely designed to allow firm grips even while wearing gloves.

The case and the bracelet are made of stainless steel with a TiC (Black Titanium Carbide) coating, and the subtle-domed sapphire crystal bezel adds style while being a central safety piece of the watch.

Unidirectional for better assurance, the bezel is used to accurately monitor the immersion time as well as decompression stops. Water resistant to 200m/660ft and featuring a screwed-in crown, the Skindiver is the perfect companion for underwater expeditions.

BALL Watch Engineer II Skindiver Heritage Full-Black Limited Edition

The 42mm case features a see-through sapphire crystal case back that offers a unique view of the automatic BALL RR1102 caliber. This movement runs the hour, minute and second hands as well as the day and date functions.

Anti-magnetic to 4,800A/m and shock resistant to 5,000Gs, this limited edition of 390 pieces has been designed for explorers and is ready for adventures.

Technical details

Collection: BALL Watch Engineer II
Model: BALL Watch Skindiver Heritage Automatic Series
Model Number: DM3208A-S4/P4-BK

Movement
Automatic caliber BALL RR1102

Functions
31 micro gas tubes on hour, minute and second hands, dial and bezel for night reading capability
Shock resistant to 5,000Gs
Anti-magnetic to 4,800A/m
Water resistant to 200m/660ft

Functions
Hours, minutes, sweep seconds, day and date

Case
Stainless steel with TiC coating
Ø 42mm, height 14.6mm
Unidirectional rotating dome-shaped sapphire bezel with micro gas tubes for night reading capability
Sapphire crystal case back
Anti-reflective sapphire crystal
Screwed-in crown

Dial
Black

Band
TiC coated stainless steel bracelet with folding buckle or rubber strap with TiC coated standard buckle

BALL Watch Engineer III Marvelight Chronometer Caring Edition

Introduced in 2020 by BALL Watch to demonstrate its humble support to the fight against COVID-19, the Engineer III Marvelight Chronometer Caring Edition boasts the colors of the rainbow.

The Engineer III Marvelight Chronometer reveals a perfectly balanced design promenading elegance while appearing quite sporty at the same time.

The BALL logo, a symbol of precision in accordance with official railroad standards since 1891, has been added on the dial along with the prestigious “Swiss Made” manufacturing origin’s designation and the Chronometer mention as a pledge of 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 dial has voluntarily been kept as plain as possible, with the attention going directly to the wide, luminous gas tubes.

BALL Watch Engineer III Marvelight Chronometer Caring Edition

For the first time, the Marvelight features gas tubes at every index. These additional tubes are placed underneath the dial, allowing for both discretion and intense luminosity. The tubes provide superior brightness that is about 100 times brighter than the conventional luminous paints commonly used in the watch industry.

BALL Watch Engineer III Marvelight Chronometer Caring Edition

This state-of-the-art Swiss technology used by BALL Watch consists in encapsulating H3 gas in glass microtubes. Light energy is released when the H3 molecules strike the internal colored surface of the tubes, without requiring recharge from any outside light or energy source.

BALL Watch Engineer III Marvelight Chronometer Caring Edition

The Engineer III Marvelight Chronometer features a total of 27 micro gas tubes that light up the show with a color scheme inspired by colorful rainbows.

This new Engineer III Marvelight watch is provided with a COSC certified chronometer movement, the automatic caliber BALL RR1103-C. To protect it, the Amortiser® anti-shock system and a mu-metal anti-magnetic shield have been selected.

The Amortiser® consists of a cage surrounding the movement that absorbs the energy created in case of an impact. Mu-metal is an alloy of nickel, iron, copper and molybdenum with very high magnetic permeability, enabling it to attract and deviate static or low-frequency magnetic field lines. The use of mu-metal is a genuine industrial feat, capable of protecting a mechanical watch against magnetic fields up to an astonishing intensity of 80,000A/m. This model provides hours, minutes, sweep seconds and a magnified date.

A screwed-in crown allows a water resistance up to 100m/330ft and the case now comes in 904L stainless steel for higher durability. Thanks to its extra amounts of chromium, molybdenum, nickel and copper, 904L steel features superior resistance to corrosion, rust and acids.

The Engineer III Marvelight Chronometer is a limited-edition of 1000 pieces.

Technical details

Model: BALL Watch Engineer III Marvelight Chronometer Caring Edition 40mm
Model Number: NM9026C-S28C-BK

Movement
Automatic caliber BALL RR1103-C
Chronometer certified COSC

Functions
27 micro gas tubes on hour, minute and second hands and dial for night reading capability
Anti-magnetic to 80,000A/m
Water resistant to 100m/330ft
Hours, minutes, sweep seconds and magnified date

Case
904L Stainless steel
Ø 40mm, height 13.6mm
Mu-metal shield
Amortiser® patented anti-shock system
Screwed-in crown
Anti-reflective sapphire crystal

Band
904L Stainless steel bracelet with folding buckle

Dial
Black

Edition
Limited to 1000 pieces

Model: BALL Watch Engineer III Marvelight Chronometer Caring Edition
Model Number: NM9028C-S29C-BK

Movement
Automatic caliber BALL RR1103-C
Chronometer certified COSC

Functions
27 micro gas tubes on hour, minute and second hands and dial for night reading capability
Anti-magnetic to 80,000A/m
Water resistant to 100m/330ft
Hours, minutes, sweep seconds and magnified date

Case
904L Stainless steel
Ø 43mm, height 13.6mm
Mu-metal shield
Amortiser® patented anti-shock system
Screwed-in crown
Anti-reflective sapphire crystal
Band
904L Stainless steel bracelet with folding buckle

Dial
Black

Edition
Limited to 1,000 pieces

BALL Watch Roadmaster Marine GMT

Engineered for easier and faster setting, the Roadmaster Marine GMT by BALL Watch Company features quick-set GMT push buttons that revolutionize the way the GMT hand is adjusted.

BALL Watch Roadmaster Marine GMT

Simply by turning and pressing either one of the patented quick-set buttons, the GMT hand can be easily set instead of using the main crown.

BALL Watch Roadmaster Marine GMT watch with green bezel

The button at 8 o’clock moves the GMT hand backward, while the 10 o’clock button moves it forward. Combined with a bi-directional 24-hour bezel and main hands, the Marine GMT allows for three time zones to be tracked simultaneously.

BALL Watch Roadmaster Marine GMT watch with tritium tubes

In the darkest conditions, time can be read thanks to the self-powered H₃ gas tubes used by BALL. This cutting-edge Swiss technology consists in encapsulating H₃ gas in glass micro tubes. Light energy is released when the H₃ molecules strike the internal colored surface of the tubes. This phenomenon doesn’t require recharge from any external light or energy source. The 28 tubes are carefully mounted onto the dial at each hour marker as well as the main hour hand, minute hand and GMT hand.

BALL Watch Roadmaster Marine GMT watch with Pepsi bezel

The markers at 6, 9 and 12 o’clock are shaped as Arabic numerals forming one of the most iconic BALL dial designs. In combination with the ceramic bezel’s Super LumiNova coating, the three time zones can easily be read in total darkness.

BALL Watch Roadmaster Marine GMT with blue and black bezel

The Marine GMT features the chronometer certified automatic caliber BALL RR1203-C with day-date functions. It is water resistant to 200m/660ft, anti-magnetic to 4,800A/m and shock resistant to 5,000Gs.

BALL Watch Roadmaster Marine GMT watch with green and black bezel

Its case is made of titanium while its bracelet combines stainless steel and titanium parts. The movement can be admired thanks to a see-trough case back and the crown screws in for better resistance.

BALL Watch Roadmaster Marine GMT watch with white dial and blue bezel

This 40mm Roadmaster Marine GMT watch model is available in several harmonious color variations. It comes on a bracelet but can also fit a rubber or NATO strap.

BALL Watch Roadmaster Marine GMT watch with black dial and green bezel

Technical details

Model: BALL Watch Roadmaster Marine GMT

Versions
DG3030B-S1CJ-BK: Titanium Case, Black Dial, Black and Blue Bezel, Titanium and Stainless Steel Bracelet
DG3030B-S1CJ-BE: Titanium Case, Blue Dial, Black and Blue Bezel, Titanium and Stainless Steel Bracelet
DG3030B-S2C-BK: Titanium Case, Black Dial, Black and Green Bezel, Titanium and Stainless Steel Bracelet
DG3030B-S2C-GR: Titanium Case, Green Dial, Black and Green Bezel, Titanium and Stainless Steel Bracelet
DG3030B-S3C-BK: Titanium Case, Black Dial, Black and Brown Bezel, Titanium and Stainless Steel Bracelet
DG3030B-S3C-BR: Titanium Case, Brown Dial, Black and Brown Bezel, Titanium and Stainless Steel Bracelet
DG3030B-S4C-BK: Titanium Case, Black Dial, Red and Blue Bezel, Titanium and Stainless Steel Bracelet
DG3030B-S4C-BE: Titanium Case, Blue Dial, Red and Blue Bezel, Titanium and Stainless Steel Bracelet
DG3030B-S5C-BK: Titanium Case, Black Dial, Green Bezel, Titanium and Stainless Steel Bracelet
DG3030B-S5C-GR: Titanium Case, Green Dial, Green Bezel, Titanium and Stainless Steel Bracelet
DG3030B-S6CJ-BK: Titanium Case, Black Dial, Blue Bezel, Titanium and Stainless Steel Bracelet
DG3030B-S6CJ-BE: Titanium Case, Blue Dial, Blue Bezel, Titanium and Stainless Steel Bracelet
DG3030B-S6CJ-WH: Titanium Case, White Dial, Blue Bezel, Titanium and Stainless Steel Bracelet
DG3030B-S7CJ-BK: Black Dial, Black Bezel, Titanium and Stainless Steel Bracelet
DG3030B-S7CJ-BE: Titanium Case, Blue Dial, Black Bezel, Titanium and Stainless Steel Bracelet
DG3030B-S7CJ-WH: Titanium Case, White Dial, Black Bezel, Titanium and Stainless Steel Bracelet
DG3030B-S8C-BK: Titanium Case, Black Dial, Red and Black Bezel, Titanium and Stainless Steel Bracelet
DG3030B-S8C-BE: Titanium Case, Blue Dial, Red and Black Bezel, Titanium and Stainless Steel Bracelet
DG3030B-S8C-WH: Titanium Case, White Dial, Red and Black Bezel, Titanium and Stainless Steel Bracelet

Movement
Automatic caliber BALL RR1203-C
Chronometer certified COSC

Functions
28 micro gas tubes on hour, minute, GMT hands and dial for night reading capability
Three time zone indication with patented quick set mechanism
Shock resistant to 5,000Gs
Anti-magnetic to 4,800A/m
Water resistant to 200m/660ft

Functions
Hours, minutes, sweep second, day and date

Case
Titanium
Ø 40mm, height 14 mm
Bi-directional rotating ceramic bezel, illuminated with Super LumiNova
Anti-reflective sapphire crystal
Sapphire crystal transparent case back
Screwed-in crown

Band
Tapered titanium and stainless steel bracelet with folding buckle

Dial
Black, blue, green, brown or white

Edition
Each mode is limited edition to 1,000 pieces

BALL WATCH

The most adverse conditions can give rise to the greatest achievements. The history of BALL watches is closely tied to that of the American railroad pioneers. It started precisely on 18 April 1891 with the head-on collision of two trains in Ohio, United States. This catastrophe has left a lasting impression, all the more so since it was due to the inaccuracy of the watch belonging to one of the trains’ engineers. Consequently, the two largest railway companies in the United States decided to take steps to prevent such a technical failure from ever happening again: they contacted the Cleveland watchmaker Webster Clay Ball, already well-known for making chronometers.

Webster Clay Ball

Appointed ‘Chief Time Inspector’ to the federal railroads, Webster C. Ball performed timing tests on all railway employees’ watches. At the same time, he implemented a time standardization system based on extremely strict criteria of reliability and precision. From that moment on, the fame of watches bearing the ‘BALL’s Standard’ logo spread well beyond the American continent. Webb C. Ball’s recommendations were of such validity that they actually formed the basis of the COSC certification system established by the Swiss Society of Chronometry in 1973 and which is still applied today.

For more than a century, BALL watches have been recognised as meeting the highest standards of precision, reliability and the strength to withstand the most adverse conditions, as summed up in the slogan: Since 1891, accuracy under adverse conditions.Towards the end of the 1990s, BALL Watch changed owners, but remained loyal to its philosophy. The brand used its technical prowess to reach out to new and unknown horizons of personal challenge and it is fast becoming the chosen watch of sportspeople, explorers and adventurers, who have been made its ambassadors. Determination and the love of a challenge, precision, strength, performance and humility are all human traits that defined the early pioneers of rail transport and which today still reflect the values of BALL Watch.

A spirit of adventure, a love of a challenge, endurance and no-nonsense aesthetics: these are the common denominators of BALL Watch timepieces. Robust watches that express an authentic strength of character and Capable of exceptional performance, they are equipped with unparalleled technical capabilities that enable them to confront the most adverse conditions with complete peace of mind for the wearer. Their classic design and their natural elegance personify the most remarkable technical exploits in a completely understated manner.

One of the exclusive qualities of BALL watches is the perfect dial visibility even in the complete absence of any light thanks to the use of Micro Gas Lights (3H). Other specific features of the BALL brand include their extraordinary strength designed specifically to meet the intended use of each of the various models, and their water-resistance to 300 meters for the Engineer Hydrocarbon series (and even up to 1,000 meters for the Engineer Hydrocarbon Alligator), dedicated to the great explorers.

While the American origins of BALL Watch define a somewhat singular evolution for this watchmaking brand, the march of its success has steadily advanced to conquer other continents. First, Asia with its rapidly growing market, and since 2006, across Europe: Spain, the United Kingdom and Switzerland. BALL Watch definitively took up residence in Neuchâtel, Switzerland, in 2003. This return to the universal origins of watchmaking marked the commitment to bring together all the brand’s strengths under the one roof. Today, more than ever, BALL Watch is continuing its journey and asserting its role as a key protagonist in the evolution of watchmaking history.

Easy legibility is one of BALL Watch’s mottos and has been from the very outset, when its founder, Webb C. Ball, established very exacting legibility standards as early as 1891. For more than ten years now, the brand’s dials and hands have been fitted with gas tubes which enable the time to be read under all circumstances, even in the most extreme conditions.

BALL Watch uses pioneering Swiss technology,consisting in encapsulating tritium gas in glass microtubes. Light is emitted when the tritium molecules strike the capsules’ coloured inner surface. This phenomenon can last more than 20 years, without requiring recharge from any outside light source. Moreover, the light emitted is a hundred times brighter than other light sources commonly used in watch-making. Also, the secure micro-tube system means that all the performance benefits of tritium can be exploited without concern about radioactivity.

The BALL Watch Company’s designers take great care to ensure that their watches are aesthetically pleasing both by day and by night. The colour variations available for internal coating mean that the microtubes can host an infinite palette of imaginative colours. They can be used to create numbers or shapes. All the BALL models have these photogenic tubes, which – with their legible, high-tech, original and sophisticated qualities – make them exclusively BALL.

Official website: www.ballwatch.com

BALL WATCH Engineer Hydrocarbon Arctic Chronometer Limited Edition

The limited edition Engineer Hydrocarbon Arctic chronometer watch by Swiss watchmaker BALL Watch honours Edward Whymper and Jean Antonine Carrel, both in their respective missions in 1865 conquered the heights of the Matterhorn, one of the highest peaks in the European Alps. Designed to survive extreme conditions, this limited edition timepiece houses a Swiss Made, COSC certified automatic chronometer movement (BALL RR 1101-C).

This all weather wrist watch uses special arctic hydrocarbon chain lubricants for over land and under water operations to -40 degree Celsius. The COSC certified mechanical automatic movement ensures high accuracy in timekeeping. This timepiece is also designed to withstand shocks up to 5,000G and has antimagnetic resistance up to 4,800 A/m fields. The highly durable stainless steel case measuring 42 mm diameter and 13.25mm thickness is equipped with state of the art sealed system and crown protection system for ensuring water resistance up to 300 meters.

The scratch proof uni-directional bezel in Ceramic features markings for solar compass usage, mission elapsed time and remaining oxygen supply time. The unique 31 self powered tritium gas tubes on the black dial offers high visibility even during extreme dark conditions. The superluminova coatings on ceramic bezel markings also increase legibility. Other features of this timepiece include sapphire crystal glass with antireflective coating and stainless steel case back with engravings and serial number.

This timepiece is supplied with an Italian made NATO strap for extended use. The outside weather clothing with fail safe function keeps the watch secure even when attached to only one pair of lugs. It can also be ordered with an optional steel bracelet with patented folding buckle at 1400Nm impact resistance and link extension system of for wearing over snow jackets/wet suits.

Produced in a limited edition of 100 pieces, timepiece can be pre ordered via an online registration progress. Retail Price is: CHF 2,700/EUR 2,700/GBP 2,130/USD 2,899/AUD 3,999. Estimated delivery from Sep 2015.

BALL Watch Engineer Master II Super Navigator – Aviation Chronometer with onboard Flight Computer

BALL Watch redefines mission-critical timepieces with the launch of the Engineer Master II Super Navigator, complete with an onboard circular slide rule flight computer.

Dubbed “the pilot’s best friend in adverse conditions”, this 46mm watch enables complex flight related computing as well as everyday mathematical calculations with a simple twist of the bezel. These functions can be realised using the special aviator-grade E6B circular slide rule, which is manipulated via the outsized bezel.

They include:

  • Essential calculations such as instant multiplication and division functions
  • Aviation time-to-arrival calculations
  • Airspeed calculations
  • Distance calculations
  • Fuel consumption calculations
  • Nautical Mile / Kilometer conversions
  • Even foreign currency conversions

The term “Aviation Chronometer” takes on a new meaning when these complex calculations are matched against the additional Chronograph timekeeping functions of the watch.

Powered by the BALL RR1408-C automatic caliber, and certified by the Official Swiss Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC), the Engineer Master II Super Navigator not only enables mission-critical functions, but provides instant low-visibility reading from its 21 H3micro gas tubes on the watch face. From the green gas tubes on the hour indexes, the yellow tubes on the main hands, to the distinctive bright orange 12 o’clock marking, the watch becomes an indispensable  tool for the experienced aviator.

In addition, thanks to its Mumetal inner case shielding, providing an anti-magnetic resistance of 80,000 A/m, the Engineer Master II Super Navigator carries the distinction of being one of the highest anti-magnetic resistance timepieces in the history of BALL Watch. This is essential in ensuring accurate COSC-standard chronograph timekeeping in potentially high electrical/magnetic flux environments up in the air. It is also rated to withstand up to 5,000Gs of shock impact and is water resistant to 50 meters.

Complete with the distinctive BALL rubber strap and standard buckle, the Engineer Master II Super Navigator can be worn over aviation apparel, and has high functionality even in humid, tropical environments.

Technical details
Model: Engineer Master II Super Navigator Automatic Series
Model Number:  CM3188D-PCJ-BK

Movement
Automatic caliber BALL RR1408-C
Chronometer certified COSC

Functions
Chronograph with accumulated measurement up to 12 hours
Hours, minutes, subsidiary seconds and date

Case
Stainless steel with Mumetal inner case
Ø 46mm, height 13.7mm
Shock resistant to 5,000Gs
Patented anti-magnetic protection up to 80,000A/m
Water resistant to 50m/160ft
Bidirectional rotating bezel with slide rule
Anti-reflective sapphire crystal
Screwed-in crown

Dial
Black
21 micro gas tubes on hour, minute, second hands and dial for night reading capability

Band
Rubber strap with standard buckle

BALL Watch – The BALL for BMW TimeTrekker

As part of its prestigious partnership with the German automobile brand, BALL Watch Company presents a new model in its exclusive collection, the BALL for BMW TimeTrekker. This new model blends design and functionality, fundamental values of both the watchmaking and automotive industries.

A refined design makes the time easy to read in all conditions. The textures and depth of the dial and the case have been inspired by models of cars and echo the finesse and simplicity of the automotive industry. It is an exercise in pure style, realized by the designer Magali Métrailler. This design masterpiece is a skilful combination of recognition, identification, ergonomics, comfort and a keen sense of proportions.

Its steel case with a diameter of 44 mm and a thickness of 13.45 mm makes this a sporty and chic watch that can be worn in any situation. A transparent sapphire crystal case back with the BMW logo reveals the movement, adding a meticulous touch of elegance.

The rotating bezel in pure ceramic with a black chrome finish makes it easy to count down a given amount of time. For example, the rotating bezel is perfect for checking the duration of one’s parking time. The unidirectional rotating bezel is also a guarantee of security that prevents an unintentional manipulation from accidentally prolonging the duration of a time period. A pioneering BALL Watch technology for the treatment of ceramic allows the numerals and the graduation of the bezel to be coated with a powerful luminescent paint. The ceramic also gives the bezel exceptional resistance to corrosion, scratches and UV rays.

14 micro tubes of H3gas have been placed on the dial and hands. This luminosity technology requires no external energy source and is up to 100 times brighter than the luminescent paint normally used in watches.

The design of car dashboard counters can be found on the dial of the watch, as well as other subtle touches of textures and finishes. The grooved crown is easy to turn and strongly recalls the control buttons found inside cars. This model brings together hour, minute, second, day and date indications. The day and date are aligned with the BMW logo in a nod to the graphic identity of the famous German brand.

Like all models in the BALL for BMW collection, it is fitted with the Amortiser® shock absorber system, which means the watch can be worn when playing sports such as golf. Its Swiss movement is COSC certified (Official Swiss Chronometer Control), testifying to the precision and reliability of this mechanical watch. The watch can be mounted on a steel bracelet or a rubber strap. It is available with a black or blue dial.

Technical details

Movement
Automatic caliber BALL RR1102-C, chronometer certified COSC

Functions
14 micro gas tubes on hour and minute hands and dial for night reading capacity
Patented Amortiser® anti-shock system
Anti-magnetic to 4,800A/m
Water Resistant to 200m/660ft
Hours, minutes, sweep seconds, day and date

Case
Stainless steel
Ø 44mm, height 13.45mm
Top ceramic luminous unidirectional rotating bezel
Anti-reflective sapphire crystal
Sapphire crystal case back
Screwed-in crown

Band
Rubberized leather strap with pin buckle or stainless steel bracelet

Dial
Black or blue

BALL Watch Trainmaster Kelvin

William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin, an Irish and British physicist and engineer born on 26th June, 1824 in Belfast, was a pioneer in developing the absolute thermodynamic temperature scale. In 1848 he proposed in his paper, On an Absolute Thermometric Scale, the need for a scale whereby “infinite cold” (absolute zero) was the scale’s null point, and which used the degree Celsius for its unit increment. Lord Kelvin further calculated that absolute zero (the temperature at which all thermal motion ceases) was approximately equivalent to −273 °C. This absolute scale is known today as the Kelvin scale, and the kelvin (K) has since become a unit of measurement for temperature. Scientists nowadays have achieved temperatures extremely close to absolute zero, where matter exhibits quantum effects such as superconductivity and super-fluidity.

Like Lord Kelvin in the scientific field, Webb C. Ball can also lay claim to the same pioneering role in the history of watchmaking, as he introduced the first chronometry standards used by the American railroad companies. The system developed by Webb C. Ball at the end of the 19thcentury was based on such stringent precision criteria that it was used by the Swiss Society of Chronometry (COSC) as the basis for its own certification system in 1973. These same values of precision and reliability shared by the measurement of time and temperature have inspired BALL Watch to create watches equipped with the patented mechanical thermometer unit.

This timepiece is included in the “Trainmaster” series with its models that naturally hark back to the first watches bearing the “BALL’s Standard” marking and which ensured the safety of trains thanks to their unparalleled precision. The Trainmaster Kelvin has naturally been equipped with the BALL RR1601-C caliber including the TMT mechanical thermometer module. This function, developed and patented by BALL Watch, measures the outside temperature between -31°F and 113°F(-35°C and 45°C ) with an accuracy of 97% that only a mechanical thermometer can achieve. The thermometer readings are given in increments of 18°F (5°C) in the half-moon shaped window at 6 o’clock on the dial.

BALL Watch produces its TMT module using bi-metallic materials of the highest quality. Bands are carefully wound, heat treated, cut according to very precise specifications, their ends folded and then laser welded. The plate and bridge are then custom-manufactured. BALL watchmakers place, decorate and then assemble the jewels and pins. The same procedure also applies to the patented screw adjustment system. This essential component ensures extremely high temperature measurement precision by stabilizing the position of the bi-metallic coil while still allowing it to expand or contract in response to the changing temperature.

Its case with a diameter of 39.5mm and a thickness of 11.8mm is made of stainless steel. The dial and hands are equipped with the luminescent technology developed by BALL Watch. Microtubes of H₃ gas, requiring no external source of light or energy and 100 times more effective than conventional luminescent paint, ensure perfect legibility in the dark. The sapphire crystal caseback bears the temperature conversion between the Kelvin and Celsius scales. The movement, visible through the caseback adds a meticulous touch of elegance to the watch. The Trainmaster Kelvin is available with a grey or silver dial, Celsius or Fahrenheit scale mounted on a crocodile leather strap with pin buckle.

Technical details
Model: Trainmaster Kelvin Automatic Series

Model Numbers
NT3888D-LLCJ-GYC
NT3888D-LLCJ-GYF
NT3888D-LLCJ-SLC
NT3888D-LLCJ-SLF

Movement
Automatic caliber BALL RR1601-C
Chronometer certified COSC

Functions
Patented mechanical thermometric indication (range: from -35°C to 45°C/-31°F to 113°F)
Hours, minutes, sweep seconds and date

Case
Stainless steel
Ø 39.5mm, height 11.8mm
Anti-reflective sapphire crystal
Sapphire crystal case back
Shock resistant to 5,000Gs
Anti-magnetic to 4,800A/m
Water resistant to 30m/100ft

Dial
Grey or silver with Celsius or Fahrenheit scale
14 micro gas tubes on hour, minute, second hands and dial for night reading capability

Band
Crocodile leather strap with standard buckle

BALL Watch Engineer Hydrocarbon Lady Glow Automatic

BALL Watch Company presents its new model dedicated to women: the Engineer Hydrocarbon LadyGlow.

For the development of its new ladies’ model, BALL Watch Company has once again turned to renowned designer Magali Métrailler. A solid timepiece meeting all the durability criteria of the Engineer Hydrocarbon collection, this watch has been designed in a totally feminine spirit of elegance and attention to detail, with the designer’s trademark delicate lines giving the model a softer profile. The Engineer Hydrocarbon collection was developed to meet the needs of the most intrepid explorers while also offering upbeat contemporary designs. This model will delight today’s active, independent woman by exceeding expectations in terms of both reliability and appearance.

The Engineer Hydrocarbon Lady Glow watch is equipped with a unidirectional rotating bezel made of black ceramic on which markers from 1 to 60 have been engraved, making it possible to easily measure a specific time period. The ceramic gives the bezel exceptional resistance to corrosion, scratches and UV rays. Its fluted perimeter and protruding tabs make it easy to handle and facilitate the rotation of the bezel. The black dial matches the bezel and has also been slightly modified by the addition of circular appliqués that give the watch an undeniable depth and sense of chic.

To ensure ultra-effective legibility in the dark, the dials and hands of BALL watches are fitted with micro tubes of luminescent H3 gas. This state-of-the-art Swiss luminous technology is 100 times more effective than conventional luminous paints yet requires no exterior light or energy source. The tubes positioned at 12 o’clock are yellow in color to mark the difference with the other indexes, which have a green coloring. The hours and minutes hands have also been fitted with gas micro tubes, for a total of 14 tubes overall.

The case, with its 34mm diameter and depth of 11.95mm, makes for a watch that is beyond all doubt designed with women in mind. The watch’s qualities are rounded off by an anti-reflective sapphire crystal, screw-down crown and water resistance to 100 meters. The BALL RR1103 mechanical movement drives its hours, minutes, seconds and date functions. This model comes with a black dial and a steel bracelet.

Technical details

Model: Engineer Hydrocarbon Lady Glow Automatic Series
Model Number:  DL2012C-S2J-BK

Movement
Automatic caliber BALL RR1103

Functions
Hours, minutes, sweep seconds and date

Case
Stainless steel
Ø 34mm, height 11.95mm
Top ceramic unidirectional rotating bezel
Anti-reflective sapphire crystal
Screwed-in crown
Shock resistant to 5,000Gs
Water resistant to 100m/330ft

Dial
Black
14 micro gas tubes on hour and minute hands and dial for night reading capability

Band
Stainless steel bracelet with folding buckle

BALL Watch Engineer Master II Skindiver II

Switzerland based BALL Watch Company unveils Engineer Master II Skindiver II, a new vintage diver’s watch that pays tribute to BALL’s watchmaking heritage.

In 2012, BALL Watch Company took up the bold challenge of reviving a resonant part of its watchmaking heritage in the form of the Engineer Master II Skindiver. Following the unanimous success of this model as soon as it was launched, BALL Watch Company now once again meets the expectations of all lovers of vintage diver’s watches with the new Engineer Master II Skindiver II.

Just like its predecessor, the Engineer Master II Skindiver II takes its inspiration directly from the first “BALL Skindiver” timepiece conceived in 1962 in response to the increasing popularity of underwater diving in the United States, the original homeland of BALL watches. The launch of this watch followed the creation of the “Underwater Society of America” in 1959. This public organization is responsible for promotional work and providing training in relation to diving, as well as organizing competitions. A practice dating back several thousand years, diving developed as a sport and method for exploring the seabed after the Second World War. It gradually split into two codes: scuba diving and skin diving or free diving.

For many years now, BALL Watch has played a pioneering role in the design of diver’s watches, especially through its extraordinary partnership with the multiple world champion constant weight free-diver Guillaume Néry. This outstanding human and technical exploit has been a source of inspiration for an entire range of diver’s watches at the cutting edge of modern watchmaking technology. Once again, BALL Watch introduces a new model into the ranks of the Engineer Master II collection, paying tribute both to the history of the watch itself and to the heritage of underwater exploration.

This timepiece combines a resolutely vintage 1960s design with the codes and technology of contemporary watchmaking. The development of this new model led to a stainless steel case of more than adequate dimensions, with a 43 mm diameter and a height of 14 mm. As a reminder of the American origins of BALL Watch Company, the case back is engraved with the United States Coast Guard Reserve insignia.

The water resistance of the Engineer Master II Skindiver II, an essential feature of any diver’s watch, is here extended to the phenomenal depth of 500 meters. The use of a timepiece at such distance from the surface made it necessary to fit the case with an automatic helium release valve. This device is essential for preventing damage that could potentially be caused by an excess of internal pressure due to the decompression of helium molecules captured inside the watch.

The wide rotating bezel made of black ceramic allows for easy measuring of diving time. Unidirectional rotation of the bezel is a basic safety guarantee for any diver’s instrument, since it prevents any unintended maneuver from accidentally prolonging the indication of the time available for returning to the surface.

A pioneering BALL Watch technology for the treatment of ceramic allows the numerals and the graduation of the bezel to be coated with a powerful luminescent paint. The ceramic also gives the bezel exceptional resistance to corrosion, scratches and UV rays.

The black dial is freed of all superfluous features in order to make the essential information immediately accessible during a dive. The very structure of the dial has been redesigned by incorporating a circular flange on which the minute scale is marked out. The indexes on the dial are fitted with double micro tubes of luminescent H3gas at five-minute intervals. Also applied to the hands, this state-of-the-art Swiss technology enables the watch’s indications to remain visible even in the darkness of the ocean depths. An emblematic feature of the technical performance of BALL watches, these micro tubes require no exterior source of light and are up to 100 times more effective than conventional luminous paints.

Renowned for its precision and accuracy, a Swiss-made automatic BALL RR1103-C movement drives the basic hours, minutes, sweep seconds and date functions of the timepiece. This caliber complies with the criteria of the prestigious chronometer standard authorized by the Official Swiss Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC), a guarantee of Swiss accuracy and reliability.

Finally, the sublimely vintage look of the Engineer Master II Skindiver II watch is rounded off by a bracelet with stainless steel links which immediately evokes the diver’s watches of yesteryear. Alternatively, this chronometer also comes fitted with a rubber strap and standard buckle.

Technical details
Model Mumber:  DM3108A-SCJ-BK

Movement
Automatic caliber BALL RR1103-C
Chronometer certified COSC

Functions
Hours, minutes, sweep seconds and date

Case
Stainless steel
Ø 43mm, height 14mm
Top ceramic luminous unidirectional rotating bezel
Anti-reflective sapphire crystal
Screwed-in crown
Automatic helium release valve
Shock resistant to 5,000Gs
Anti-magnetic to 4,800A/m
Water resistant to 500m/1,650ft

Dial
Black
15 double-sized micro gas tubes on hour, minute, second hands and dial for night reading capability

Band
Stainless steel bracelet with folding buckle and rubber strap with standard buckle in a special box set

BALL Watch Trainmaster Moon Phase

BALL Watch Company combines regular phases of the Moon with innovation of watchmaking by unveiling the new Trainmaster Moon Phase masterpiece.

The Trainmaster Moon Phase model features an automatic BALL RR1801 movement, housed in a round 40mm polished stainless steel case. The moon phase complication adds a touch of elegance and fascination to the modern watch design. The black, blue or silver dial is decorated with guilloche patterns resembling rays of moonlight radiating from the dial center.

To recreate the glowing moon on the dial of a classical Trainmaster timepiece, the centrally-placed Moon Phase disc features the glowing moon lit with an array of H3self-luminous micro gas tubes, decorated with silvery stars shimmering on a deep blue, black or white background resembling the sky. Besides the aesthetic values, the wearer can see the moon phase even on the cloudiest nights or in the worst of storms, since the moon “glows itself” on the wristwatch without external source of light or energy.

Trainmaster Moonlight Ladies Automatic Series

To ensure perfect time reading even in total darkness, 14 H3 self-luminous micro gas tubes have been added to the dial indexes and hands. This Swiss state-of-art luminosity technology requires no external energy source and is up to 100 times brighter than the luminescent paint normally used in watches.

This timepiece is included in the “Trainmaster” series and echoes the first watches signed “BALL’s Standard” that ensured the safety of trains throughout the golden era of rail, thanks to their precision and reliability. The large fluted crown provides easy adjustment of the hour and minutes while also imparting an irresistible vintage cachet to this model.

A transparent sapphire crystal case back reveals the movement, adding a meticulous touch of elegance. The robust construction of the Trainmaster Moon Phase also ensures the watch is water-resistant up to 50 meters and is protected from shocks with a force of up to 5,000 Gs.

Technical details
Model: Trainmaster Moon Phase Automatic Series(Gent’s)

Model Numbers
NM3082D-LLFJ-BK
NM3082D-SJ-BK
NM3082D-LLFJ-BE
NM3082D-SJ-BE
NM3082D-LLFJ-SL
NM3082D-SJ-SL

Movement
Automatic caliber BALL RR1801

Functions
Hours, minutes and central seconds
Date at 3’o clock
Luminous moon phase indication

Case, dial and strap
Stainless steel case, Ø 40mm, height 14.55mm
Anti-reflective sapphire crystal
Sapphire crystal case back
Screwed-in crown
Shock resistant to 5,000Gs
Water resistant to 50m/160ft
Dial: Black, blue or silver
27 micro gas tubes on hour and minute hands and dial for night reading capability
Band: Stainless steel bracelet with folding buckle orcrocodile leather strap with folding buckle

Trainmaster Moonlight Ladies Automatic Series
The Trainmaster Moon Phase is also available in ladies version, featuring a white
mother-of-pearl dial housed in a polished 34mm stainless steel case,
giving it a touch of elegance and glamour. An ultimate touch of
refinement, the watch is fitted with stainless steel bracelet or
crocodile strap that admirably sets off this magnificent timepiece.

Trainmaster Moonlight Ladies Automatic Series

Model Numbers
NL3082D-SJ-WH
NL3082D-LLJ-WH

Movement
Automatic caliber BALL RR1801

Functions
Hours, minutes and central seconds
Date at 3’o clock
Luminous moon phase indication

Case, dial and strap
Stainless steel case, Ø 34mm, height 12.05mm Anti-reflective sapphire crystal
Shock resistant to 5,000Gs
Water resistant to 50m/160ft
Screwed-in crown
Sapphire crystal case back
Dial:  White Mother-of-pearl
26 micro gas tubes on hour and minute hands and dial for night reading capability
Band:  Stainless steel bracelet with folding buckle or crocodile leather strap with standard buckle

BALL Watch Engineer Hydrocarbon Aero GMT

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 complete with a metal bracelet fitted with the BALL exclusive patented triple folding buckle or is alternatively fitted to personal taste 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.

Technical details
Model: Engineer Hydrocarbon Aero GMT Automatic Series
Model Number:  DG2016A-SCJ-BK | DG2016A-PCJ-BK

Movement
Automatic caliber BALL RR1201-C
Chronometer certified COSC

Functions
Luminous second time zone indication
Hours, minutes, sweep seconds and date

Case
Stainless steel
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

Dial
Black
43 micro gas tubes on hour, minute, second time zone hands, dial and bezel for night reading capability

Band
Tapered stainless steel bracelet with patented folding buckle & extension system or rubber strap with standard buckle

BALL Watch Engineer II Green Berets

BALL Watch Company unveils the new Engineer II Green Berets, a combat watch combining excellence, robustness and functionality that takes its inspiration from the famous elite troops.

The Green Beret was the official headdress of the British Commandos of the Second World War. It is still worn by members of the Royal Marines after passing the Commando Course and men from other units attached to the Marines who have passed the All Arms Commando Course.

As a reminder of the American origins of BALL Watch Company, the Engineer II Green Berets has the United States Army “Special Forces Airborne” insignia engraved on its case back. The unit’s motto, the Latin phrase “De oppresso liber” (“Free from oppression”), testifies to its unshakable commitment to the noblest endeavors.

The American Green Berets received the ultimate recognition in the 1960s when President John F. Kennedy said: “The green beret is a symbol of excellence, a badge of courage, a mark of distinction in the fight for freedom.” From that moment onward, the Green Beret was permanently identified as the symbol of excellence in the United States Army. It is the same commitment to excellence that has led BALL Watch Company to develop its Engineer II Green Berets.

This new timepiece aims to be a genuine modern “combat watch” that embodies all the practical sense inherited from the railroads. This aspiration takes the form of robust and functional timekeeping instruments stripped down to bare essentials. The 43mm titanium carbide case is extremely light but strong against corrosion and oxidation. It has a dial opening of 35mm which immediately offers a dial with maximum legibility. In order to prevent external shocks from being passed on to the movement, the crown is screwed-in into the case after the watch has been set.

The screwed-in crown thus improves the model’s water resistance, which is guaranteed to 100 meters. The watch’s solid construction also means it can withstand impacts of up to 5,000Gs and is protected against magnetic fields to an intensity of 4,800A/m. As a further guarantee of total legibility, the antireflective sapphire crystal is fitted with a Cyclops magnifying lens positioned above the window at three o’clock, which facilitates the reading of the date. As a reference to the first British commandos that started the Green Beret legend, this model features a nubuck leather strap with a standard buckle that gives it a decidedly retro look.

The Swiss-made automatic BALL RR1103-C movement drives all the basic functions of the timepiece: hours, minutes, sweep seconds and date indications. The accuracy of this mechanical caliber has earned the distinction of being deemed a certified chronometer by the Official Swiss Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC). This prestigious standard, a guarantee of Swiss accuracy and quality, is confirmed by the word “Chronometer” inscribed in red on the black dial.

Faithful to what is a veritable trademark feature, BALL Watch equips the dial and hands of all its watches with micro tubes of luminescent gas to allow for the reading of the time even in total darkness, an environment special forces such as the Green Berets must operate in constantly. This state-of-the-art Swiss technology involves capturing H3 gas in glass micro tubes. The molecules of H3 gas then collide with the colored internal surface and thus emit a luminous energy for at least 25 years without ever needing any input from an external source of light or energy.

This brightness is up to a hundred times more powerful than other methods of lighting commonly used in watchmaking. The indexes on the dial of the Engineer II Green Berets are fitted with H3 gas micro tubes that are three times wider than those of the micro tubes used in the majority of BALL watches. These micro tubes give off a strong green glow, in tribute to the military unit from which the model takes its name. The index at 12 o’clock stands out by giving off an orange glow, while the hands are fitted with micro tubes of yellow-colored gas.

Technical details
Model: Engineer II Green Berets Automatic Series
Model Number:  NM2028C-L4CJ-BK

Movement
Automatic caliber BALL RR1103-C
Chronometer certified COSC

Functions
Hours, minutes, sweep seconds and magnified date

Case
Titanium carbide
Ø 43mm, height 12.35mm
Anti-reflective sapphire crystal
Screwed-in crown
Shock resistant to 5,000Gs
Anti-magnetic to 4,800A/m
Water resistant to 100m/330ft

Dial
Black
15 micro gas tubes on hour, minute, second hands and dial for night reading capability

Band
Nubuck leather strap with standard buckle

BALL Watch Engineer II Volcano

BALL Watch Company presents the Engineer II Volcano, a new model composed of materials never before used in the world of watchmaking.

For many years BALL Watch has focused its research and development strategy on improving the reliability of its watch movements. The accuracy of a mechanical watch is easily affected by the magnetic fields to which we are exposed almost constantly in everyday life. The briefest of contacts with an artificial magnet may be enough to magnetize an automatic movement and cause the complete stoppage of the mechanism.

According to accepted standards in watchmaking, an automatic watch is deemed “anti-magnetic” when its operation can resist a magnetic field of at least 4,800 A/m without its accuracy being subsequently affected by more than 30 seconds per day.

Volcanoes are a perfect environment for research and exploration, and links between volcanoes and magnetic fields inevitably led the researchers of BALL Watch Company to create enhanced anti-magnetic protection for its timepieces. After perfecting a retractable anti-magnetic diaphragm made of mumetal, BALL Watch devoted its efforts to developing this protection further by incorporating this material in the components of the watch case.

The case-band of the Engineer II Volcano is made up of superimposed layers of carbon and mumetal, a patented composite material used for the first time in watchmaking. The case, cast in Switzerland, displays a textured carbon appearance reminiscent of lava from a volcano that has cooled to form volcanic rock.

Carbon is a material with excellent resistance to scratching and impacts and only weighs about 50% as much as the steel customarily used for watch cases, a significant gain in itself in terms of lightness on the wrist. Due to these properties, it is a highly prized construction material, particularly in the aeronautical and automobile industries. Mumetal is an alloy of nickel, iron, copper and molybdenum with very high magnetic permeability, which enables it to attract and deflect static or low-frequency magnetic field lines, against which other methods of attenuation are relatively ineffective. That gives this alloy, anti-magnetic properties far superior to those of the soft iron usually employed in watchmaking. It is used to make magnetic shielding for industry, research and high technology. Thus the revolutionary structure of the mumetal case of the Engineer II Volcano allows an extremely high protection against magnetic fields.

This model is designed in an elegant combination of colors inspired by volcanic rocks. The black carbon case, 45 mm in diameter and 12.4 mm thick, gives the watch an especially sporty and contemporary look. The dial is predominantly slate gray, with subtle touches of red like the lava of a volcano. The indexes and the hour and minute hands are furnished with 15 tubes of luminous H₃gas, used on all BALL Watch models. This cutting-edge Swiss technology is a hundred times more powerful than other luminescence techniques commonly used in watchmaking.

The Engineer II Volcano has a Swiss BALL RR1102-C automatic movement, certified by the COSC (Official Swiss Chronometer Testing Institute), and displays hours, minutes, seconds, day and date. This watch can withstand impacts of up to 5,000 Gs and is water-resistant to 100 meters. An antireflective sapphire crystal and a screw-down crown constitute the other notable features of this watch. The fashionable look of the watch can be completed with a NATO strap in gray and black stripes.

Technical details
Model: Engineer II VolcanoAutomatic Series
Model Number:  NM3060C-NCJ-GY | NM3060C-PCJ-GY

Movement
Automatic caliber BALL RR1102-C
Chronometer certified COSC

Functions
Hours, minutes, sweep seconds, day and date

Case
Patented Mumetal & Carbide composite
Ø 45mm, height 12.4mm Anti-reflective sapphire crystal
Screwed-in crown
Shock resistant to 5,000Gs Patented anti-magnetic protection
Water resistant to 100m/330ft

Dial
Grey
15 micro gas tubes on hour, minute, second hands and dial for night reading capability

Band
Canvas strap with standard buckle or rubber strap with standard buckle

BALL Watch Engineer II Magneto S Automatic

As part of its constant quest to innovate and to build on the extraordinary technical prowess of its mechanical watches, BALL Watch Company presents the new Engineer II Magneto S equipped with the revolutionary A-PROOF® anti-magnetic device.

For many years BALL Watch has focused its research and development strategy on improving the anti-magnetic protection of its mechanical watches. The accuracy of a mechanical watch is easily affected by the magnetic fields to which we are exposed almost constantly in everyday life. The briefest of contacts with an artificial magnet may be enough to magnetize an automatic movement and cause the complete stoppage of the mechanism. According to accepted standards in watchmaking, an automatic watch is deemed “anti-magnetic” when its operation can resist a magnetic field of at least 4,800A/m without its accuracy being subsequently affected by more than 30 seconds per day.

BALL Watch unveils its stunning new concept of protection against magnetic fields. Developed and patented by BALL Watch, the A-PROOF® device is a completely new approach to the protection of a mechanical movement. The preservation of the workings of a watch caliber requires it to be enclosed in a casing that protects against the influence of magnetic fields. BALL Watch equips its antimagnetic models with specially constructed stainless steel cases which resist ferrite corrosion. Until now, the anti-magnetic casing has taken the form of a soft iron inner structure, consisting of a rear plate and a ring surrounding the movement and the dial. Soft iron, reinforced by the shape of the inner case, channels the magnetic fields and prevents them from entering the movement, thus avoiding any adverse effect on the accuracy of the watch. This process helped endow the most highly-developed BALL timepieces with anti-magnetic protection guaranteed for up to 12,000A/m.

The A-PROOF® device is based on cutting-edge developments in terms of both materials and construction. In collaboration with its network of leading Swiss industrial partners in the watchmaking and microtechnology fields, BALL Watch carefully selected mumetal – a material never before used in watchmaking – for the development of its new anti-magnetic protection device. Mumetal is an alloy of nickel, iron, copper and molybdenum with very high magnetic permeability, which enables it to attract and deviate static or low-frequency magnetic field lines, against which other methods of attenuation are relatively ineffective. This alloy therefore has anti-magnetic properties which are markedly superior to those of the above-mentioned soft iron and is used to manufacture magnetic shields for industry, research or high technology. Mumetal protects a mechanical watch against magnetic fields up to an astonishing record intensity of 80,000A/m.

In addition to this revolutionary new material, BALL Watch Company engineers sought to bypass the constant imprisonment of the movement in an anti-magnetic cage which renders the caliber mechanism of a watch equipped with a transparent background invisible. BALL Watch Company has thus developed an ingenious diaphragm mechanism that extends or retracts at will by simple circular motion of the bezel. In the fully closed position, the diaphragm locks the mumetal anti-magnetic protection cage. In the retracted position, the diaphragm therefore disappears to reveal the movement at work through the transparent case back of the Engineer II Magneto S. A genuine industrial feat, the diaphragm is also machined in mumetal with a thickness of just 0.06 mm. This feat of precision and technical mastery demonstrates the avant-garde role that BALL Watch Company plays in watchmaking innovation.

Beyond this sensational technical ability, the Engineer II Magneto S boasts a powerful and striking look from the first glance, with a case in stainless steel and a robust 42mm diameter, with a thickness of 12.9mm. The subtle and understated black dial boasts a finely silk-screened graduation. The flange features the main minute markers and is separated from the rest of the dial by a green circle, the corporate color of the BALL brand, which is also used for the second hand. The bezel is perfectly chiseled so as to enable easy manipulation when activating the diaphragm of the A-PROOF® device and only enhances the bold character of the timepiece.

The basic hours, minutes, seconds and date functions are ensured by a BALL RR1103-CSL caliber. This Swiss Made automatic mechanical movement guarantees the model the very best of Swiss precision and quality. The accuracy of this caliber has been certified by the Official Swiss Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC). The Engineer II Magneto S is equipped with BALL’s patented SpringLOCK® system. This mechanism has been developed in-house by BALL Watch engineers to guarantee the accuracy of movement upon heavy shock impact.

The balance-spring is protected by a “cage” designed to absorb the energy created when the watch is subjected to external impacts. Such impacts can cause standard mechanical movements to vary by up to approximately 60 seconds a day. The Spring LOCK® system reduces their effect by up to 66%, thus ensuring that the caliber remains accurate. Watch wearers can now freely engage in various sporting activities (e.g. golf), knowing that accurate time keeping can still be possible under external shock impacts. As is the case with many of the brand’s classic models, the “RR” monogram is delicately marked out at the end of the second hand, subtly recalling BALL’s “RailRoad” heritage. The Engineer II Magneto S is adorned with a strap in Cordura fabrics and a pin buckle.

One of the company’s guiding principles is that a watch should be easy to read both by day and by night. In order to ensure perfect time reading with its mechanical watches even in total darkness, BALL Watch Company uses cutting-edge Swiss technology involving the capture of H3 luminescent gas inside glass micro-tubes on all its models. These micro gas lights are then added to the dial and hands of the watch. The powerful light emitted naturally and continuously by the H3 gas means that the time can be read in pitch darkness. Furthermore, this technology is a hundred times more powerful than other methods of lighting commonly used in watchmaking.

The watch’s exceptional qualities are rounded off by a screwed-in crown, an anti-reflective sapphire crystal, water-resistance to 100 meters and a shock resistance of 5,000Gs. The Engineer II Magneto S is the first BALL timepiece equipped with the revolutionary A-PROOF® device, which paves the way for a new generation of mechanical watches capable of facing the most adverse conditions.

Technical details
Model: Engineer II Magneto S Automatic Series
Model Number:  NM3022C-N1CJ-BK

Movement
Automatic caliber BALL RR1103-CSL
Chronometer certified COSC
SpringLOCK® patented anti-shock system

Functions
15 micro gas tubes on hour, minute, second hands and dial for night reading capability
Shock resistant to 5,000Gs
A-PROOF® patented anti-magnetic system to 80,000A/m
Water resistant to 100m/330ft
Hours, minutes, sweep seconds and date

Case
Stainless steel
Ø 42mm, height 12.9mm
Rotating bezel controlling the A-PROOF® diaphragm mechanism
Anti-reflective sapphire crystal
Sapphire crystal case back
Screwed-in crown

Dial
Black

Band
Cordura fabrics strap with standard buckle

BALL Watch Engineer II Marvelight

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.

Technical details
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
Screwed-in crown
Band:  Stainless steel bracelet with folding buckle
Dial:  Black, blue, grey or silver

BALL Watch Engineer II Pioneer

BALL Watch unveils a new chronometer to commemorate Webb C. Ball establishing the first chronometry standards in America.

The new Engineer II Pioneer perpetuates BALL Watch Company’s history, which is closely linked to the development of chronometry standards of the watchmaking industry. A subtle combination of tradition and sobriety, this new model adds to BALL’s “sport-elegant” range of watches.

Webster Clay Ball was particularly famous for establishing the first chronometry standards used by American railroad companies. Before Ball’s era, the unreliability of the watches used on the railroad networks in fact made travelling by train a haphazard business, which led to the introduction of a system of checks and inspections under the guidance of Webb C. Ball. The watchmaker from Cleveland, Ohio, laid down strict standards of quality, accuracy and design for all the watches used on the railroads and became the precursor of a whole new generation of timepieces.

The system developed by Webb C. Ball at the end of the 19thcentury upheld such high standards of accuracy and reliability that it inspired the Official Swiss Chronometer Testing Institute (Contrôle officiel suisse des chronometers in French or COSC) to issue its own certification standards in 1973.
Nowadays, the official Swiss designation “chronometer” refers to a watch of high accuracy whose movement has been tested by the COSC for several days, in different positions and at different temperatures. Each chronometer is unique and is identified by a number engraved on its movement and a certificate with the same number issued by the COSC.

The Swiss-made automatic mechanical movement of the Engineer II Pioneer is therefore, of course, a certified chronometer. This prestigious standard, the guarantee of Swiss accuracy and quality, guarantees the precision of all the basic functions of this timepiece: hours, minutes, sweep seconds and date. 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. 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 anti-reflective sapphire crystal incorporates a Cyclops magnifying lens positioned over the date window at 3 o’clock, making it very easy to read.

Easy legibility of a timepiece both by day and by night is one of BALL Watch’s mottos. In order for mechanical watches to be read even in total darkness, BALL Watch Company uses on all its models state-of-the-art Swiss technology that consists in encapsulating H3luminescent gas in glass micro tubes. These micro gas lights are then added to the dial and hands of the watch. The powerful light emitted naturally and continuously by the H3gas means that the time can be read even in pitch darkness. Furthermore, its luminosity is up to a hundred times more effective than other light sources commonly used in watchmaking. The formation of Arabic numerals using H3micro gas lights to indicate the hours is a design feature patented by BALL Watch that helps make the dial of the Engineer II Pioneer instantly readable. Also used on the other markers on the dial and on the hands, these micro gas lights do not require any external source of light or energy to ensure their luminescent properties. In the dark, the numerals on the dial give off a strong yellow light that contrasts with the magnificent ice blue coloring of the other markers. The hands are also equipped with micro gas lights that are distinguished by a green glow, BALL’s corporate color.

Likewise, the timepiece’s understated and elegant dial is kept free of any unnecessary detail that could reduce its readability. It is available in two classic colours: black enamel 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 and the term “Chronometer”.

Thanks to the screw in crown, the solid stainless steel case offers an outstanding water resistance up to 100 meters and protects the movement from external disturbances.The solid construction of this watch means 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 Pioneer comes with a stainless steel bracelet with 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. A more original version is also available featuring a nubuck leather strap with standard buckle.

Technical details
Model: Engineer II PioneerAutomatic Series
Model Number: NM2026C-S4CAJ-BK/SL, NM2026C-L4CAJ-BK/SL
Movement: Automatic caliber BALL RR1103-C, Chronometer certified COSC
Functions: 28 micro gas tubes on hour, minute, second hands and dial for night reading capability
Shock resistant to 5,000GsAnti-magnetic to 4,800A/mWater resistant to 100m/330ftHours, minutes, sweep seconds and magnified date
Case: Stainless steel, Ø 40mm, height 12.15mmAnti-reflective sapphire crystal
Screwed-in crown
Band: Stainless steel bracelet with folding buckle ornubuck leather strap with standard buckle
Dial: Black enamel or silver

BALL Watch – Fireman Storm Chaser Pro

Swiss watch maker BALL presents Fireman Storm Chaser Pro, a professional chronograph dedicated to the hunters of most terrific storms. This one is the latest of the “Storm Chaser” chronographs designed by BALL Watch under the impetus of its partnership with Dr. Joshua Wurman, a distinguished meteorologist and member of the BALL Explorers Club.

BALL Watch Company has been honored to count Dr. Joshua Wurman among its ambassadors since 2008. His outstanding scientific achievements made him a natural choice for the BALL Explorers Club, which brings together a host of extraordinary figures who explore new horizons and rise to the greatest challenges. With a ScD in meteorology from the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Dr. Joshua Wurman is president of the Center for Severe Weather Research (CSWR). He is behind the development of cutting-edge techniques for locating and analyzing tornadoes and hurricanes. Among his many revolutionary inventions in the field of meteorology is “Doppler on Wheels”, which, for the first time in history, has allowed scientists to get as close as possible to tornadoes in order to observe their lower levels and view their devastating winds in near real time. By improving tornado detection, Dr. Wurman’s research has contributed to saving many lives.

The collaboration between BALL Watch and Joshua Wurman has led to the development of “Storm Chaser” chronographs within the Fireman collection. This series brings together a number of modern and robust timepieces that embody the railroad practicality. The new Fireman Storm Chaser Pro is a genuine professional tool that takes the extreme demands of storm chasers like Joshua Wurman in its stride.

The chronograph is equipped with a Swiss automatic mechanical movement that ensures the timepiece runs with perfect precision and records accumulated time up to 12 hours. The day and date, essential everyday information, are displayed in two separate windows at 3 o’clock. The stainless steel case has an ideal 42 mm diameter and a bezel fitted with a matte black anodized aluminum ring. The aluminum heightens the contrast between the bezel and the stainless steel of the case, guaranteeing excellent readability of the telemetric scale.

Working in conjunction with the chronograph, the telemeter makes it possible to easily determine the approximate distance of phenomena that can be seen and heard. Telemetric watches were historically used by military to ascertain the position of enemy artillery. They have since found a more peaceful role in meteorology, where they are used to establish the distance between an observer and a point of lightning impact, for example. It is simply a question of setting off the chronograph the moment lightening is seen and stopping it when thunder is heard. The position of the seconds hand on the telemeter scale shows the distance in kilometers. It’s a function that can turn out to be a valuable tool for both amateur and professional storm chasers alike.

The dial is available in black, grey and white and has been kept deliberately free of superfluous detail to enhance its perfect readability. Subdials at 6 and 12 o’clock are exquisitely worked with grooves that create a contrast with the rest of the dial. The discerning use of bright orange for certain graduations on the dial, the tip of the seconds hand and the push-button that activates the chronograph impart a powerfully contemporary edge to the piece.

As with all BALL watches, the Fireman Storm Chaser Pro is all about light and its indexes and hands are fitted with luminescent micro tubes containing H3 gas. This state-of-the-art Swiss technology is 100 times more effective than conventional luminous paints yet requires no exterior light or energy source. To guarantee optimal diffusion of the light created by the H3 gas, the dial’s micro tubes are raised on metal appliques. The micro gas tubes used for the majority of the hour indexes and the three main hands give off a green-colored light. The indexes at 3, 6 and 9 o’clock produce a yellow glow, while the index at 12 o’clock shows up orange in the dark, a discreet reminder of the color used for other features of the watch. Last but not least, the hands of the subdials are coated with a luminescent blue-toned paint. This nocturnal composition creates an aesthetic combination of colors that gives the timepiece perfect luminosity.

The watch’s mechanical movement can be admired through the sapphire crystal case back. The Fireman Storm Chaser Pro’s solid construction makes it water-resistant to 100 meters and able to withstand impacts up to 5,000Gs. A screwed-in crown and an anti-reflective sapphire crystal are the two well-chosen characteristics that complete the model. The Fireman Storm Chaser Pro comes on a calf leather strap with stitching, also in bright orange, which adds a strongly sporty touch. The Fireman Storm Chaser Pro is also available with a stainless steel bracelet.

Technical details
Collection: Fireman
Model: Storm Chaser Pro
Reference: CM3090C-L1J-BK

Movement
Automatic caliber BALL RR1402

Functions
15 micro gas tubes on hour, minute, second hands and dial for night reading capability
Chronograph with accumulated measurement up to 12 hours
Telemeter
Shock resistant to 5,000Gs
Water resistant to 100m / 330ft
Hours, minutes, subsidiary seconds, day and date

Case
Stainless steel
Ø 42mm, height 15.65mm
Aluminium top bezel
Anti-reflective convex sapphire crystal
Sapphire crystal case back
Screwed-in crown

Dial
Black, grey or white

Band
Stainless steel bracelet with folding buckle or calf leather strap with standard buckle

Ball Watch – Engineer Hydrocarbon Spacemaster Captain Poindexter Limited Edition

Swiss luxury watch brand Ball Watch unveils a special edition Engineer Hydrocarbon Spacemaster collection as a tribute to Captain Alan Goodwin “Dex” Poindexter (1961 -2012), American naval officer, NASA astronaut and commander of various Space shuttle missions for United States. He was the first man to wear and test a ball timepiece into space. In order to honour this great astronaut and engineer, yet loving, easy going and humble man, Ball Watch Company has designed a new timepiece – Engineer Hydrocarbon Spacemaster Captain Poindexter Limited Edition – in conduction with the Poindexter family.

Poindexter was commissioned in the United States Navy following graduation from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1986. He rose to a distinguished naval fighter pilot with more than 4000 hours of flying experience and was selected by NASA in June 1998 for their space missions. Initially, Poindexter served in the Astronaut Office Shuttle Operations Branch performing duties as the lead support astronaut at Kennedy Space Center.

In December 2002, he was named as Pilot on STS-120 mission to deliver the Harmony connecting node to the International Space Station; an assignment which abruptly ended with the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster just two months later. In July 2006, Poindexter was assigned as Pilot on the STS-122 mission that delivered the European Space Agency’s Columbus Laboratory to the International Space Station in February 2008. Poindexter served as a lead CAPCOM for the STS-125 mission to service the Hubble Space Telescope in May 2009, as well as the launch CAPCOM for the STS-127 mission in July 2009. He was the Commander of STS-131, which launched in April 2010.

During these missions, a state of the art Ball Engineering Hydrocarbon Spacemaster timepiece provided him accurate timekeeping in the adverse conditions. In recognition to this mission Ball Watch Company received an official certificate of authenticity from the NASA, attesting the presence of Ball Engineering Hydrocarbon Spacemaster abroad the United States Space shuttle. This highly reliable and robust timepiece featured several micro gas tubes on hour, minute, seconds hands and dial for easy night reading capability.

The exclusive edition of the original timepiece that went in to space, the Engineer Hydrocarbon Spacemaster Captain Poindexter is a limited series of 1000 pieces only. A portion of the commemorative timepiece’s proceedings will go to Captain and Mrs Captian Poindexter Autism foundation, “The Samuel Pfeiffer Poindexter Special Needs Trusts”.

Technical details
Movement
Automatic Caliber ETA 2836 -2, Chronometer certified

Functions
Hours, minutes, sweep seconds, day and date

Case
Stainless steel
41.5mm diameter, height 16.1 mm
Illuminated unidirectional rotating bezel
4mm anti reflective sapphire crystal
Patented crown protection system
Shock resistance to 7500Gs
Anti magnetic to 12,000 A/m
Water resistance to 333m/1100 ft

Dial
Black or white
80 micro gas tubes on hour, minute, seconds hands and dial for night reading capability

Strap
Tapered stainless steel bracelet with patented folding buckle
Extension system and rubber strap with standard buckle in a special box set

BALL Watch Engineer Hydrocarbon Ceramic Midsize

Inspired by the Engineer Hydrocarbon Ceramic XV presented in 2011, the new Engineer Hydrocarbon Ceramic Midsize is a perfect example of the most rugged, most reliable and most sophisticated collection of timepieces every designed by BALL Watch.

First woman to join the BALL Explorers Club in 2012, Edurne Pasaban is an experienced mountaineer who can claim to be only woman in the world to belong to the much closed circle of people who have scaled 14 peaks more than 8,000 meters high. Over the nine years it took her to establish this extraordinary list of achievements, Edurne Pasaban applied her qualities of tenacity, the will to surpass her and strength essential to conquering unknown horizons in the most extreme conditions and which are all values that can be attributed to the Engineer Hydrocarbon collection.

With a stainless steel case and intermediate diameter of 36mm, BALL Watch has included in its key collection a balanced model that will suit today’s explorers. The streamlined and refined style of its dial makes it a sporty and elegant watch that would not be out-of-place even in formal situations. A subtle allusion to the colors of the alpine world, the dial is available in “slate black,” “ice white” and “quartz pink”. The delicate use of various finishes adds a refined touch to the dial, visible in particular with its interior circle that delicately arcs around the ends of the luminous micro gas tubes.

With the same attention to aesthetics and harmony, the pure ceramic rotating bezel matches the color of each dial. Benefiting from BALL Watch’s pioneer ceramic processing technology, the numerals and the graduation on the bezel are coated with powerful luminous paint. Ceramic also provides the bezel with exceptional resistance to corrosion, scratches and ultraviolet rays, all natural adversities a timepiece may have to face during ascension on Edurne Pasaban’s wrist.

Other elements that underscore this collection’s reputation, the Engineer Hydrocarbon Ceramic Midsize is resistant to shocks of up to 5,000 Gs, protection against magnetic fields of an intensity of 4,800 A/m and water resistant up to a depth of 200 meters. The patented crown protection system is the final touch providing the wearer of the Engineer Hydrocarbon Ceramic Midsize with improved safety in managing time and complete freedom of action from submarine depths to the peaks of the Himalayas.

With a rich past closely associated to the history of the American railroads, BALL Watch remains one of the most respected and established watchmaking brands in the United States as well as being the instigator of chronometry standards. In his position as Chief Time Inspector, Webb C. Ball introduced as early as the late 19th century, a time standardization system for American railroad companies to use.

This system is based on such rigorous precision and reliability criteria that it inspired the “Contrôle officiel suisse des chronomètres” (COSC) to issue its own certification standards in 1973. So, quite naturally, the majority of the Engineer Hydrocarbon collection’s calibers are chronometer certified, providing an additional guarantee of precision and exactness. The Engineer Hydrocarbon Ceramic Midsize is no exception with its ETA 2892-2 automatic movement certified by the COSC and displaying hours, minutes and seconds as well as the date.

Real signature of all BALL watches, the dial indexes and hands are of course fitted with luminous micro tubes of tritium (3H) gas. This state-of-the-art Swiss technology used on BALL watches requires no external source of light or energy while being up to 100 times more efficient than conventional luminous paints. BALL Watch has further improved this process by attaching the dial micro tubes to metal appliques. The new patented process enhances the effect of the micro-tubes while also improving the diffusion of the light generated by the tritium gas. A stainless steel bracelet adds the final touch to this chronometer.

Technical details
Model: Engineer Hydrocarbon Ceramic Midsize Automatic Series
Model Number: DL2016B-SCAJ-BK/PK/WH

Movement
Automatic caliber ETA 2892-2, chronometer certified COSC

Functions
18 micro gas tubes on hour and minute hands and dial for night reading capability
Shock resistant to 5,000Gs
Anti-magnetic to 4,800A/m
Water resistant to 200m/650ft
Hours, minutes, sweep seconds and date

Case
Stainless steel
Ø 36mm, height 10.4mm
Top ceramic luminous unidirectional rotating bezel
Anti-reflective convex sapphire crystal
Patented crown protection system

Band
Stainless steel bracelet with folding buckle

Dial
Slate black, quartz pink or ice white

BALL Watch Engineer Hydrocarbon NEDU

BALL Watch presents Engineer Hydrocarbon NEDU , The world’s first diving watch with a helium release valve incorporated into the crown . The “Navy Experimental Diving Unit (NEDU)” is the unit of the United States Navy responsible for rolling out operational diving and decompression rules for the United States Armed Forces. It assesses the systems and procedures involved in surviving hyperbaric and diving environments.

Applying the same principle of “Safety First” adopted from its very beginnings by BALL Watch for its timekeepers, the NEDU’s experiments have enabled new procedures and new equipments to be developed to increase diving safety. In particular, the NEDU established the decompression timetables that are a vital reference for all divers. In the same way, BALL Watch played a pioneering role in watchmaking by laying down as early as the end of the 19th century chronometric standards used as the basis for the reference today’s standards.

BALL Watch has therefore quite naturally dedicated to the NEDU this new model which immediately strikes as being a powerful and characterful chronograph, both sporty and stylish. All aspects of this timepiece have been designed for its use by professional divers for whom each second may be of crucial importance. Attention has in particular been paid to the rotating bezel and its ergonomic contours ensuring precise handling even when wearing diving gloves.

The bezel’s unidirectional rotation avoids the dire consequences that could result from any accidental movement when counting down underwater time. Designed in chromed pure black ceramic, the bezel is exceptionally resistant to corrosion, scratches and ultraviolet rays. Additionally, the numerals and graduation have voluntarily been oversized to make them immediately legible. A pioneer in ceramic processing, BALL Watch again uses its innovative application process for powerful luminous paint on the ceramic bezel indications.

A fundamental characteristic of any diving watch, the water resistance of this model is guaranteed to a depth of 600 meters thanks to the rugged construction of its case which is 17.3mm at its thickest for a diameter of 42mm. The case back is stamped with a diver motif echoing NEDU’s official emblem. A world first in watchmaking, the automatic helium release valve has been directly incorporated into the crown.

This patented BALL innovation has eradicated a potential surface liable to warp under the effects of water pressure, thereby improving the chronograph’s water resistance even further. The crown itself is fitted with a patented protection system that is used on all Engineer Hydrocarbon models.

The heart of the watch houses the benchmark chronograph caliber with an ETA 7750 automatic movement that can measure and indicate a lapse of time of up to 12 hours. COSC certification is proof of the absolute precision of the hours, minutes, seconds and day and date display of this chronometer movement.

To remain visible even in the darkness of the deep, the dial’s indexes and hands are naturally fitted with luminous micro tubes of 3H gas. This state-of-the-art Swiss technology, the iconic signature of all BALL watches, requires no external source of light or energy while being up to 100 times more efficient than conventional luminous paints. BALL Watch has further improved this process by attaching the dial micro tubes to metal appliques.

The new patented process enhances the effect of the micro tubes while also improving the diffusion of the light generated by the tritium gas. The voluntarily restrained design of the dial and the contrast between the graduation, seconds hand and hands on the sub-dials provide the ultimate assurance of excellent legibility of all the indications provided on this model.

Another specific feature of this model are the two chamfers cut into the case flange supporting the bezel that act like “drains” to facilitate the outflow of any water that may become lodged between these components. This ingenious addition thought up by BALL Watch also helps combat any possible corrosion effect. The Engineer Hydrocarbon NEDU is also protected from shocks with a force of up to 7,500Gs and magnetic fields to an intensity of 4,800A/m. All these protection measures and systems make this a truly robust chronograph.

Alongside the rubber strap that is by definition used on any diving watch, this model is also available with a stainless steel and titanium bracelet with BALL Watch’s patented triple folding buckle. The extension system means the watch can be easily and safely worn on the wrist even over a diving suit. With the new Engineer Hydrocarbon NEDU, BALL Watch has again confirmed its undeniable place among diving-watch designers.

Technical details
Model Number:DC3026A-SC-BK/WH | DC3026A-PC-BK/WH

Movement
Automatic caliber ETA 7750, chronometer certified COSC

Functions
21 micro gas tubes on hour, minute, second hands and dial for night reading capability
Chronograph with accumulated measurement up to 12 hours
Helium System Patented
Shock resistant to 7,500Gs
Anti-magnetic to 4,800A/m
Water resistant to 600m/2,000ft
Hours, minutes, subsidiary seconds, day and date

Case
Titanium
Ø 42mm, height 17.3mm
Top ceramic luminous unidirectional rotating bezel
3.7mm anti-reflective sapphire crystal
Patented crown protection system

Band
Stainless steel and titanium bracelet with patented folding buckle & extension system or rubber strap with standard buckle

Dial
Black or white

BALL Watch Engineer Master II Skindiver Automatic Series

Established since 1891, BALL Watch, the wrist wear brand always that used to thrill deep-sea diving enthusiasts, is now reviving a vibrant part of its watch-making heritage by introducing new Engineer Master II Skindiver, inspired by the first “BALL Skindiver” timepiece designed in 1962.

The first “BALL Skindiver” timepiece was designed in 1962 in response to the growing popularity of deep-sea diving in the United States where BALL watches originated. The launch of this new watch followed closely in the wake of the creation of the Underwater Society of America in 1959. This public diving organization aimed to promote the sport and diving education; it also organizes competitions. A practice dating back several thousand years, diving developed as a sport and method for exploring the seabed after the Second World War. It gradually split into two codes: scuba diving and skin diving or free diving.

For many years, BALL Watch has played a legitimate role as a pioneering designer of diving watches, especially through its extraordinary partnership avec Guillaume Néry the holder of many constant weight free diving world championship titles. This extraordinary human and technical adventure was the source of inspiration for the creation of an entire range of diving watches in the forefront of modern watchmaking technology.

This time, BALL Watch enriches its Engineer Master II collection with new model that pays direct homage to its own history and that of deep-sea exploration. The Engineer Master II Skindiver has also been released to coincide with the golden jubilee of the launch of its first diving watch.

The Engineer Master II Skindiver audaciously combines an undeniably vintage design echoing the 1960s with contemporary watchmaking codes and techniques. With a diameter of 40.5mm and a height of 14.3mm, the stainless steel case and its rubber strap sit easily on the wrist while allowing total freedom of movement.

Fundamental feature of any diving watch, water resistance to 300 meters is in particular guaranteed by the screwed case back and screw-in crown. Robust, the Engineer Master II Skindiver has also been constructed to withstand shocks with a force of up to 5,000 Gs and magnetic fields with an intensity of up to 4,800 A/m. Synonymous with precision and exactitude, the ETA 2836-2 automatic movement delivers all the watch’s basic functions: hours minutes and seconds, as well as the day and date.

Another key feature of a diving watch, the black dial is devoid of any superfluous detail to ensure essential diving information is immediately visible. The time is instantly read from the stand-out dial graduation and digital indexes. Echoing its predecessor, the dial includes the original “Skindiver” inscription that appeared on the 1962 model.

Spaced at five-minute intervals, the dial indexes are paired with double micro-tubes of 3H luminous gas. Also applied to the hands, this state-of-the-art Swiss technology ensures the watch’s indications remain visible even in the darkness of the deep. Iconic feature of the high technical performance of all BALL watches, these micro tubes do not require any external source of light and are up to 100 times more effective than conventional luminescent paint.

The large rotating bezel fitted with a black aluminum ring makes also the dive time countdown time an easy operation. Its unidirectional rotation is a further guarantee of basic safety for any diving instrument as it prevents any accidental handling that would extend the dive time available before having to return to the surface.

Technical details
Model: Engineer Master II Skindiver Automatic Series
Model Number: DM2108A-P-BK

Movement
Automatic caliber ETA 2836-2

Functions
15 double sized 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 300m/1,000ft
Hours, minutes, sweep seconds, day and date

Case
Stainless steel
Ø 40.5mm, height 14.3mm
Unidirectional rotating bezel with black aluminium ring
Anti-reflective convex sapphire crystal
Screwed-in crown

Band
Rubber strap with standard buckle

Dial
Black

BALL Watch Trainmaster Worldtime Chronograph Automatic Series

In 2010, BALL Watch Company presented the world’s first mechanical timepiece including a day and date function combined with a 24- hour time zone display. The “Engineer Master II Diver Worldtime” and “Trainmaster Worldtime” models were the first BALL timepieces to have a caliber with this new module developed by BALL Watch. This year, BALL Watch Company decided to extend its collection of a new model housing its universal time display module dedicated to travellers .

In its absolute respect for the values of precision, reliability and tradition of the “Trainmaster” series, the Worldtime Chronograph thus provides a worthy addition to the BALL watches combining a day and date function with the time display in the 24 hour zones.

Grafted onto an automatic ETA 7750 movement, a special module drives a disk engraved with the names of the planet’s main metropolises rotating automatically in the reverse direction to the hands, so that it simultaneously indicates the time in 24 different geographic zones. In this way, BALL Watch has relaunched the attraction for its chronograph range, ever a timeless watchmaking complication and one of the functions unanimously appreciated by mechanical timepiece aficionados. The Trainmaster Worldtime Chronograph therefore delivers the perfect combination of these two accomplished watchmaking complications.

This new model also incorporates all the features for which BALL watches are renowned. The first of these, the iconic signature of the brand, is watch’s perfect legibility even in the dark thanks to the addition of 15 micro-tubes filled with 3H gas on the hands and the dial.

Water-resistant to 50 meters and certified shock resistant up to 5,000Gs, the Trainmaster Worldtime Chronograph ably combines strength with streamlined elegance and restrained design. Available with a white or black dial, the stainless steel case can be affixed to the wrist using a crocodile leather band. An anti-reflective sapphire crystal and screw-in crown add the final demanding touches to this exceptional chronograph.

Technical details
Model Number: CM2052D-LJ-BK

Movement
Automatic caliber BALL 352

Functions
15 micro gas tubes on hour, minute, second hands and dial for night reading capability
Chronograph with accumulated time measurement up to 12 hours
World Time display
Hours, minutes, subsidiary seconds, day and date

Case
Case: Stainless steel
Ø 42mm, height 13.7mm
Anti-reflective sapphire crystal
Sapphire crystal case back
Shock resistant to 5,000Gs
Water resistant to 50m/160ft
Screwed-in crown

Band
Crocodile leather strap with standard buckle

Dial
Black or white

BALL Watch Trainmaster Celsius Automatic Limited Edition

Produced in 2011 in a limited series of 310 units to commemorate the anniversary of Anders Celsius’s birth, the Trainmaster Celsius by Ball Watch Company honours the inventor of the modern temperature measurement scale.

Anders Celsius, a Swedish scientist born on November 27th, 1701, developed the world’s most widely used temperature measurement scale. As astronomy professor at the University of Uppsala in Sweden, he devoted his life to understanding and studying astronomical and physical phenomena, such as the aurora borealis. It was through his meteorological observations that Anders Celsius developed a temperature measurement scale using 0 as the point at which water solidifies and 100 for its boiling point under normal atmospheric pressure. Use of his measurement scale rapidly spread to the majority of nations. Its unit, the degree Celsius (°C), was officially baptized with the inventor’s name in 1948 by the International System of Units.

Like Anders Celsius in the scientific field, Webb C. Ball can also lay claim to the same pioneering role in the history of watchmaking, as he introduced the first chronometry standards used by the American railroad companies. The system developed by Webb C. Ball at the end of the 19th century was based on such stringent precision criteria that it was used by the Swiss Society of Chronometry (COSC) as the basis for its own certification system in 1973. These same values of precision and reliability shared by the measurement of time and temperature have inspired BALL Watch to create a watch that celebrates the memory of Anders Celsius.

This timepiece is included in the “Trainmaster” series with its models that naturally hark back to the first watches bearing the “BALL’s Standard” marking and which ensured the safety of trains thanks to their unparalleled accuracy. The Trainmaster Celsius has naturally been equipped with the BALL 9018 caliber including the TMT mechanical thermometer module. This function developed and patented by BALL Watch, measures the outside temperature between -35°C and 45°C with an accuracy of 97% that only a mechanical thermometer can achieve. The thermometer readings are given in increments of 5°C in the half-moon shaped window at six o’clock on the dial.

BALL Watch produces its TMT module using bi-metallic materials of the highest quality. Bands are carefully wound, heat treated, cut according to very precise specifications, their ends folded and then laser welded. The plate and bridge are then custom-manufactured. BALL watchmakers place, decorate and then assemble the jewels and pins. The same procedure also applies to the patented screw adjustment system. This essential component ensures extremely high temperature measurement precision by stabilizing the position of the bi-metallic coil while still allowing it to expand or contract in response to the changing temperature.

The stainless steel case is set off with a crocodile leather strap with pin buckle. The dial and the hand are equipped with the luminescent technology developed by BALL Watch. Micro-tubes of 3H gas, requiring no external source of light or energy and 100 times more effective than conventional luminescent paint, ensure perfect legibility in the dark. As a final homage to the inventor of the modern temperature scale, the caseback bears the portrait of Anders Celsius.

Technical details
Model: Trainmaster Celsius Automatic Series (Limited Edition: 310 pieces)
Model Number: NT1050D-LJ-SLC

Movement
Automatic caliber BALL 9018
Cold temperature endurance to -40°

Functions
15 micro gas tubes on hour, minute, second hands and dial for night reading capability
Thermometric indication (range: from -35°C to 45°C)
Shock-resistant to 5,000Gs
Hours, minutes, sweep seconds and date

Case, dial and strap
Case: Stainless steel, Ø41mm, height 12.6mm
Anti-reflective convex sapphire crystal
Sapphire crystal case backwith silk-screen printed portrait of Anders Celsius
Screwed-in crown
Water resistant to 50m/160ft
Band:  Crocodile leather strap with standard buckle
Dial: Silver