With the concept of continuous pursuit of innovation and the extraordinary technology of creating mechanical watches, BALL Watch has announced the launch of the Engineer II Magnetic S model equipped with the revolutionary A-PROOFR anti-magnetic device. For many years, BALLWatch has been researching and improving the anti-magnetic technology of mechanical watches. In fact, the accuracy of mechanical watches is easily affected by the ubiquitous magnetic field in daily life. Even if it is only briefly contacted with ordinary artificial magnets, it is possible to magnetize the automatic movement and cause the movement to stop completely. According to the accepted standards of the Swiss watchmaking industry, automatic watches must withstand a magnetic field of at least 4,800 A / meter, and the daily error must not exceed 30 seconds in order to be considered ‘anti-magnetic’.
This year, BALL WATCH introduced a shocking new antimagnetic protection concept. A -PROOFR device was invented and patented by BALLWatch, which protects the watch’s mechanical movement through innovative technology. To protect the movement from magnetic fields, the watchmaker must seal the movement in a special protective case. BALLWatch has developed a specially constructed anti-oxidation stainless steel protective shell for each anti-magnetic model under the brand.
Engineer II Magneto S stainless steel case, 42 mm diameter, hour, minute, second and date display, BALL RR1103-CSL automatic movement, patented ‘SpringLOCKR’ anti-vibration system, patented A-PROOFR anti-magnetic device (rotation Outer ring control switch, antimagnetic performance up to 80,000A / m), 15 self-luminous miniature gas lamps inlaid on the hour, minute, second hand and surface, passed 5,000Gs impact test, screw-in crown, sapphire crystal, bottom case , Water-resistant to 100 meters, certified by the Swiss Observatory (COSC), Cordura high-strength nylon cloth strap with pin buckle.
Until recently, the inner layer of this anti-magnetic protective case has been made of soft iron only. The structure includes a rear splint and a protective ring surrounding the movement and dial. The soft iron, which is shaped into an inner case, cleverly conducts magnetic fields and prevents them from entering the movement, thereby preventing the accuracy of the watch from being adversely affected. This process can guarantee the antimagnetic performance of BALL Watch antimagnetic models as high as 12,000 A / m.
This year, BALL Watch made another breakthrough on the basis of the aforementioned anti-magnetic technology. A-PROOFR anti-magnetic device uses cutting-edge technology in terms of materials and structure. In cooperation with Switzerland’s top watchmaking and microtechnology partners, BALL Watch has carefully selected a metal material (Mumetal) that has never been used in the watchmaking industry to develop its latest antimagnetic protection device. . Nickel alloy is an alloy of nickel, iron, copper, and molybdenum. It has a very high magnetic permeability, so it can attract and shift static or low-frequency magnetic field lines. Compared to other The demagnetization method is effective. This alloy is mainly used to manufacture magnetic shields for industrial, scientific or high-tech fields. Therefore, the watch is equipped with anti-magnetic properties, which is superior to the soft iron of the anti-magnetic protective cover described above. Nickel alloys can make magnetic watches with amazing strength of 80,000 A / m.
The new A-PROOFR anti-magnetic device adopts a telescopic blade design. Its appearance can be scaled by a rotating bezel like a camera aperture. When fully retracted, the anti-magnetic force is up to 80,000 A / m. When fully opened, you can enjoy the movement.
In addition to using revolutionary new materials, BALL Watch engineers strive to eliminate the need to use traditional anti-magnetic protective cases that lock the watch movement and seal the bottom of the watch. Therefore, they have developed an ingenious aperture device that allows the wearer to follow his personal needs. , Easily open or close the diaphragm of the bottom pan by turning the rotating outer ring. When the aperture is completely closed, the antimagnetic protective cover made of nickel alloy can be locked. When the aperture is opened, you can watch the movement of the Engineer II Magneto S model through the see-through base. The aperture is also made of nickel alloy, and its thickness is only 0.06 mm, which has become an industrial pioneer. This mastery of precision and technology fully demonstrates the status of BALL Watch as a leader in the watchmaking industry. In addition to this fascinating top technology, the Engineer II Magneto S model has a strong and eye-catching appearance with a 42 mm diameter and 12.5 mm thickness stainless steel case. On the subtle and low-key black dial, fine scales are also silk-screened. The flange on the watch marks the main minute scale and separates the rest of the dial with the brand’s green circle. In addition, the second hand also uses the brand green of BALL Watch. The sharp outline of the rotating outer ring helps the wearer to easily control the aperture of the A-PROOFR device, and also highlights the strong style of the watch.
Engineer II Magneto S is equipped with a patented ‘SpringLOCKR’ anti-vibration system, which can effectively reduce the impact of external impacts by up to 66%, thereby ensuring that the movement of the mechanical movement is accurate. Wearers can now worry-freely participate in sports such as golf, because the watch can still tell the time accurately even in the face of external impact.
This model is equipped with the BALL RR1103-CSL automatic mechanical movement, which displays basic hour, minute, second and date performance. This Swiss-made automatic mechanical movement provides the best guarantee for the accuracy and quality of the watch and has been certified by the Swiss Astronomical Observatory (COSC). Engineer II Magneto S is equipped with BALL Watch patented ‘SpringLOCKR’ anti-vibration system. This patent registration system was developed in-house by BALL Watch, which can ensure that the movement can still keep accurate when the movement is subjected to external shocks.
The hairspring in the movement is surrounded by a ‘protective cover’, which can absorb the energy generated when the watch is subjected to external impacts; the impact of these external impacts is enough to make the movement error of general mechanical movements as fast as about 60 seconds per day. The ‘SpringLOCKR’ anti-vibration system can effectively reduce the impact of external shocks by up to 66%, thereby ensuring the accuracy of the mechanical movement. Wearers can now worry-freely participate in sports such as golf, because the watch can still tell the time accurately even in the face of external impact.
Engineer II Magneto S inlaid with tritium (3H) self-luminous miniature gas light, the natural and continuous strong light, which can make watch wearers clearly read in absolute darkness, the brightness is up to 100 times higher than watches using other light sources Times.
Like other classic models of the brand, the railway (RR) letter pattern at the end of the second hand subtly evokes the traditional memory of the BALL Watch railway timepiece. The Engineer II Magneto S model is equipped with a Cordura high-strength nylon strap and pin buckle. One of the key concepts of the brand is to make the wearer clearly read the day and night. In order to make the mechanical watch in the absolutely dark environment and provide clear reading, the BALL Watch uses the most advanced Swiss technology to store tritium (3H) safely in a hollow mineral glass miniature gas lamp. . BALL Watch is equipped with this self-luminous miniature gas lamp on the dial and hands of all watches. The strong light naturally emitted by radon allows watch wearers to read clearly in absolute darkness. In addition, its brightness is 100 times higher than that of watches using other light sources.
Astronaut Dr. Owen Garriott of NASA’s Skylab II has witnessed the extremely high antimagnetic force of BALL Watch’s Engineer II Magneto S revolutionary A-PROOFR antimagnetic device .
This model is equipped with a locked crown and anti-glare sapphire crystal glass, which is water-resistant to 100 meters, and can pass the 5,000Gs impact test, fully demonstrating the practicality of the watch. This is BALL Watch’s first watch model equipped with the revolutionary A-PROOFR anti-magnetic device, laying the foundation for the new generation of anti-magnetic watches in the future. It can still be accurate in the most severe environments. Today, BALL Watch continues to follow the established route of the brand, once again being identified as the leader in the history of watchmaking and modern adventure timepieces.