Pre-Basel 2015: Ball Watch Engineer II Magneto S

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    Pre-Basel 2015: Ball Watch Engineer II Magneto S

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    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

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    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

    Hours, minutes, seconds, date

    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)

    Luminescent hands covered in gas micro-tubes

    Cordura fibre with buckle

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    Fifty bajillion unoriginal "innovations" inundating Basel and Ball takes the cake with a mumetal shutter. Bravo, Ball, for surpassing the trend of "homage" watches that simply duplicate old designs, or uselessly superfluous complications and mechanisms that add only opulence without function, and cheers to legitimate progressive innovation*. Slick design, great advancement.

    *Will anyone ever use it? Probably not, but it probably comes in more handy than the HEV is for all the saturation divers on here... :)
    Last edited by stapleton33; March 13th, 2015 at 03:32.
    I've spent my money on women, whisky and watches. The rest I just wasted.

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