BALL Engineer Master II Aviator Dual Time
Automatic Ball 651
Hours, minutes, seconds and Big Date
Second time zone display
75 double-sized micro gas tubes on hands and dial for night reading capability
Stainless steel case with stainless steel caseback
Diameter 44mm, Height 12.8mm
Anti-reflective sapphire crystal
Water-resistant to 100m, Antimagnetic to 4,800A/m
Shock-resistant – withstands 5,000Gs shock test
Stainless steel bracelet or Calf leather strap
The BALL Engineer Master II Aviator Dual Time honors the long tradition of fine watches for travelers and explorers. The Aviator Dual Time is a clear nod to the pioneering efforts of the Wright Brothers more than 100 years ago.
The Engineer Master II Aviator Dual Time features a classic dial with perfect lumination for pilots. The steady glow of the BALL gas tubes shines brightly for up to 25 years. All markers of the main time zone are illuminated – with small blue tubes for the seconds, double orange tubes for the hours, and double green tubes at the important 12 o’clock position for reference. Meanwhile, the Dual Time display employs luminous paint on the hour markers and hour hand for night reading ability.
The Big Date and Dual Time displays are highlighted with brushed steel, a subtle reminder of the sheen of the propellers on glamorous planes of the past. The stainless steel caseback provides shock and antimagnetic resistance, a must for travelers journeying long distances.
Flying has always captured the minds of mankind. From Icarus to Leonardo da Vinci, no one has escaped the dream. Early hang gliders proposed by da Vinci have been proven to work, though his helicopters were only conceptual. But the men most closely identified with the history of flight are the Wright Brothers.
Orville and Wilbur Wright began testing their ideas on flight at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina in 1900. They spent much time studying the aerodynamics, control and power for their new flying machines. By 1903 they had discovered the secret to lift, and the first flight of the Wright Flyer took off December 17th.
The world would soon enjoy the liberty that the airplane granted. Charles Lindbergh completed the first solo transatlantic flight in 1927 in the Spirit of St. Louis and commercial flight began in the 1950s. Pilots were viewed as daredevils and explorers, and the legends grew. Air travel quickly became the way to explore the world.
Timepieces for travelers have always provided an opportunity for watchmakers to test their talents. Chronometers designed by John Harrison were essential to mapping the oceans during the Age of Exploration. Dual Time and GMT movements evolved as they were placed in superb cases that protected them from dust, water & shock during long journeys. And in 1891, Webb C. Ball created Ball Watch Company with the express purpose of creating timepieces that could better withstand the trials of life on the American railroads.