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. Building on its predecessors and extensive craftsmanship, BALL presents the Engineer Master II Diver Chronometer, integrating more protective technologies while refining its size and everyday wearability. This new diving tool built for the thrill of adventure and the pursuit of freedom, underscoring the success of this collection.
This dive watch has a water resistance of 300m/1,000ft and runs the BALL RR1101-C caliber, certified by the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC). To ensure high accuracy in adverse conditions, the movement is safeguarded by powerful resistance technologies. 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.
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. 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. 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.
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.
Today, more than ever, BALL Watch is continuing its journey and asserting its role as a key protagonist in the exploration of modern time and the evolution of watchmaking history.
About BALL Watch Company
BALL Watch Company is a timekeeping pioneer and celebrated manufacturer of quality, precise and reliable timepieces since 1891. The company was literally founded by accident. Following a tragic 1891 Kipton, Ohio head-on train collision, American railroad companies appointed Webster Clay Ball “Chief Time Inspector” to supervise newly synchronized timing protocols. This standardized “railroad time” efficiency originated the popular “Be on the Ball” proverb and inspired the future Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC) which governs the highest watch timing certification standards today.
About Patrick’s Labs
To provide improvement and even more innovation than in the past, BALL Watch Company established its first spin-off company, Patrick’s Labs. A Research and Development Center, this new division focuses on its domain of expertise by gathering a wide range of knowledge. Patrick’s Labs enables BALL Watch to be at the forefront of research and innovation by introducing technically groundbreaking products and solutions.
Engineer Master II Diver Chronometer
MSRP: USD 2499 – USD 2599
Automatic BALL caliber RR1101-C
Chronometer certified COSC
36 micro gas tubes for night reading capability
Hours, minutes, sweep second and magnified date
Ø 42mm, height 13.5mm
5,000Gs shock resistance
Stainless steel case
Bi-directional rotating sapphire inner bezel with micro gas tubes
Anti-magnetic to 1,000 Gauss (80,000A/m)
Water resistant to 300m / 1000ft
Amortiser® patented anti-shock system
Anti-reflective sapphire crystal
Black or blue dial, Stainless Steel bracelet or rubber strap
Limited edition to 1000pcs
Additional NATO and calf straps available