With over 60 years of experience in the development of dive watches, BALL Watch Company is a key player in the industry. With the goal of surpassing itself with each new project, the brand focuses on the interests of adventurers who eagerly await exploration of the depths. The new Engineer M Skindiver III Beyond brings together aesthetics, precision and functionality to become a complete timepiece ready to conquer darkness.
Honoring Mr. Ball’s pursuit of accuracy, rugged design and his pioneering spirit, BALL Watch Company launched its first in-house manufacture chronometer movement in 2018, the BALL RRM7309-C. The Skindiver III Beyond features the RRM7309-C, equipped with 80-hour power reserve while reaching COSC standards.
Generally speaking, the higher the frequency of a mechanical movement, the more power is required to make it run. Hence, the most straightforward way to extend a movement’s power reserve is to simply lower its frequency. Yet, the frequency of a movement is positively correlated with its accuracy; lowering the frequency will also decrease the accuracy of the movement. In facing this dilemma, BALL Watch decided not to compromise either and built its 80-hour power reserve while maintaining a high frequency rate of 28,800vph. Every caliber RRM7309-C is rigorously tested by Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres for its quality and accuracy.
Known for its luminous timepieces, BALL Watch Company applies H₃ gas tubes on all its watches. When reaching the depths of the sea, the luminescent elements take on their full meaning. This technology used by BALL Watch involves encapsulating H₃ gas in glass micro tubes— quite unlike any other luminescent material found in watchmaking. When the H₃ molecules strike the internal-colored surface of the tubes, they emit light without requiring any form of external light or energy source. The Engineer M Skindiver III Beyond integrates tubes below the ultra-durable domed sapphire bezel as well as on the dial’s robust 1mm micro gas tubes at each hour marker with the slimmer tubes on the hour, minute and second hands. The 35 tubes display green and yellow colors for a classic, well-lit combination.
Shaped from stainless steel, the 41.5mm case measures 13.8mm in thickness, ensuring that both solid toughness and everyday comfort are easily felt. To protect the manufacture movement’s accuracy, the Amortiser® system surrounds the
entire caliber and absorbs intense shock impacts. The sapphire bezel makes the timepiece truly unique. Its domed shape is the result of a sophisticated machine process, in contrast with easier-to-produce flat sapphire bezels. It can be used to track 60 minutes of elapsed dive time by easily positioning it at the beginning of an excursion. Like the bezel, the crystal sapphire above the dial has a domed shape. With a thickness of 5mm, it delivers ultra tough durability and withstands high underwater pressure.
The Engineer M Skindiver III Beyond is water resistant to 300m/1000ft and anti-magnetic to 4,800A/m and is available in a dark blue tone on a stainless steel bracelet.
Today, more than ever, BALL Watch is continuing its journey and asserting its role as a key protagonist in the exploration of modern time and the evolution of watchmaking history.