Ball Watch has launched the robust and reliable Engineer Master II Diver, targeted at a young a dynamic demographic. The release of the new precision diving instrument also happily coincides with brand ambassador Guillaume Néry’s new diving record.
Guillaume Néry is a world champion diver. The elite sportsman holds several weight free diving world records, and he is now the proud owner of the latest French record after reaching a depth of 126m below the surface level.
Néry has popularized the discovery of the underwater world, so he is a natural brand ambassador for Bell Watch, personifying the link between watchmaking and free diving. The Frenchman has transcended the boundaries of his sport and pushed human performance to the next level. And the watch brand associated with his name also looks to push the limits of timepiece performance.
The “Engineer Master II” collection by Bell Watch includes a wide range of timepieces that comply with the rigorous requirements imposed by deep-sea diving. The brand’s divers are robust, aesthetically functional and deliver remarkable performance.
And the latest addition to the collection is no different. In fact, the new release is a reinterpretation of a previous Engineer Master Diver model. And you can’t blame them, given how that watch has underscored the success of their collection.
The defining feature of the Engineer Master II diving watches is their internal, unidirectional rotating bezel. It is used to count down dive time using an extremely precise notch system, preventing any accidental movement that might somehow overestimate the maximum dive time. That special bezel remains visible under all circumstances too, thanks to the micro tubes of luminous H3 gas used for the graduations and the Arabic numerals.
This state-of-the-art Swiss technology provides Guillaume Néry with the assurance that even at the darkest depths of the sea - where the ambient light can be as little as 1% of that at the surface - he will be able to rely on his trusty diving instrument. The micro gas tubes produce light up to 100 times brighter than conventional luminescent paint, meaning that you too will be safe from the dark.
Adding some contrast and depth to the design of the timepiece is the black dial, which sports a lined pattern. The metal indexes indicating the hours and the circular graduation also add further refinement and contrast to the dial.
Precision is ensured by the automatic Ball RR1102 movement, which displays the hours, minutes, seconds, day and date. The robust, brushed stainless steel case - with its industry standard diameter of 42 mm and a height of 14.55 mm - provides exceptional water resistance of up to 300 meters. Ensuing that it can be worn in the most extreme conditions, the watch also boasts resistance to shocks of up to 5,000 Gs and to magnetic fields with an intensity of up to 4,800 A/m.
The Engineer Master II Diver is clearly appropriate for the most audacious divers and sportsmen out there, able to perform in the most demanding conditions. The sporty timepiece naturally targets a younger demographic, giving the brand a modern and dynamic presence.
- Movement: Automatic caliber BALL RR1102
- Functions: 52 micro gas tubes on hour, minute, second hands and dial for night reading capability; Illuminated unidirectional rotating inner bezel; Shock resistant to 5,000Gs; Anti-magnetic to 4,800A/m; Water resistant to 300m/1,000ft
- Case: Stainless steel; Ø 42mm, height 14.55mm; Top unidirectional rotating bezel Anti reflective sapphire crystal; Screwed-in crown
- Band: Stainless steel bracelet with folding buckle or rubber strap with standard buckle