Thursday, February 12, 2015

Ball Watch Engineer II Magneto S

Ball Watch takes on one of mechanical watchmaking's arch enemies – magnetic fields – and sparks a technology revolution in the process. Whereas "anti-magnetic" movements are expected to resist a magnetic field of at least 4,800 A/m, the new A-PROOF® system guarantees protection up to 80,000 A/m. Its secret is a shield that closes over the movement. It is made from mumetal, an innovative alloy in watchmaking whose high magnetic permeability attracts or redirects lines from static or low-frequency magnetic fields.


And this isn't the only innovation. Unlike conventional anti-magnetic systems which enclose the movement in a cage, Ball Watch protects its mechanism with an ultra-fine diaphragm in mumetal, just 6/100th mm thick, that is operated by the rotating bezel. Leave it open to admire the movement of the Engineer II Magneto S through the sapphire back, or close it to "lock" the mumetal shield and protect against magnetic fields. Model Reference: NM3022C-N1CJ-BK

Movement
Automatic COSC-certified BALL RR1103-CSL chronometer calibre, A-PROOF® patented anti-magnetic system up to 80,000 A/m, SpringLOCK® patented anti-shock system, shock-resistance up to 5,000 G
Functions
Hours, minutes, seconds, date
Case
Steel, 42 mm Rotating bezel operating the A-PROOF® diaphragm mechanism Sapphire crystal front and back Water-resistant to 100 metres (10 bar / 330 ft)
Dial
Luminescent hands covered in gas micro-tubes
Bracelet/strap
Cordura fibre with buckle

Ball Watch Press