Ball Basel 2009: Engineer Master II Aviator Dual Time

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    Ball Basel 2009: Engineer Master II Aviator Dual Time

    BALL Engineer Master II Aviator Dual Time


    Model Number:

    GM2086C-L1-BK
    Movement:
    Automatic Ball 651
    Functions:
    Hours, minutes, seconds and Big Date
    Second time zone display

    75 double-sized micro gas tubes on hands and dial for night reading capability
    Case:
    Stainless steel case with stainless steel caseback
    Diameter 44mm, Height 12.8mm
    Anti-reflective sapphire crystal
    Screwed-in crown
    Water-resistant to 100m, Antimagnetic to 4,800A/m
    Shock-resistant – withstands 5,000Gs shock test
    Band:
    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.




    ...needs to update his signature line.
    July 08 Newsletter: New World Record for Guillaume Néry, Diver GMT, Aviator
    Baselworld 2008 Newsletter: Guillaume Néry, Trieste Chronograph, Moonlight Special
    Click to view the BALL Engineer Master II Diver TMT.



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    Re: Ball Basel 2009: Engineer Master II Aviator Dual Time

    The bracelet is 21mm at the lugs and will also fit the Engineer Master II Aviator GMT. We are working on slightly tapered lugpieces to fit the 22mm Aviator as well.

    ...needs to update his signature line.
    July 08 Newsletter: New World Record for Guillaume Néry, Diver GMT, Aviator
    Baselworld 2008 Newsletter: Guillaume Néry, Trieste Chronograph, Moonlight Special
    Click to view the BALL Engineer Master II Diver TMT.



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