BALL Watch Company introduced its first diving watch in the 1960s. Presented today, the new Engineer II Skindiver Heritage magnifies all of the purpose-built functions of its predecessors. With their well-known micro gas tube technology, which illuminates the dial under the rotating bezel and on the hands, this all-black watch is sure to find some die-hard fans.
Whether you are scuba diving or just exploring, your watch must be highly visible. BALL’s innovative micro gas tube technology makes the Skindiver Heritage stand out in low visibility in the deepest of depths. The glass microtubes contain H₃ gas, which is very different from other luminescent materials used in watchmaking. When the H₃ molecules hit the internal-colored surface of the tubes, they emit light without needing any form of external light or energy source. And to add a bit of fun, the tubes are rainbow-colored, in contrast to this all-black timepiece!
The 42 mm case and the bracelet are made of stainless steel coated with Black Titanium Carbide (TiC). The sapphire crystal bezel is unidirectional, combining safety with style. The bezel is used to monitor decompression stops and immersion times accurately. The bezel and crown of the Skindiver Heritage have been designed to allow for firm grips underwater, even when you are wearing gloves. Combined with a black dial, this full-black timepiece unveils a new bold look while remaining first-class in safety performance. The Skindiver Heritage is water-resistant to 200m/660ft and features a screwed-in crown, making it the perfect companion for any underwater adventure.
The Skindiver Heritage is powered by the automatic BALL RR1102 caliber, which can be admired through the sapphire crystal case back. This movement runs the hour, minute, and second hands as well as the day and date functions. Anti-magnetic to 4,800A/m and shock resistant to 5,000Gs, this limited edition of 390 pieces has been designed for explorers and adventures alike!
Susanne Samuelsson is from Sweden but has lived in Switzerland for most of her life. She has spent the last 20 years working for luxury watch publications in sales and marketing. She has worked for Europa Star, Revolution, Elite Traveler,Quintessentially and The Rake. She loves wearing men’s timepieces and since she started The Watch Pages has a list as long as your arm of new watches she would love to buy!