Designing a retractable blade device like a camera shutter is not just a fun design for Ball Watch’s Engineer II Magneto S, it is also a future indicator of the new generation of antimagnetic technology for watches and clocks.
   There are many external reasons for the failure of watches and clocks. The intrusion of water, dust, impacts, and corrosive substances can easily damage the structure of watches and clocks. Therefore, from the moment the watch was invented, watchmakers began to invent various protection mechanisms to counteract these factors that damage the structure of the watch. With the change of people’s life style and environment, the factors that cause the damage of watches and clocks are also different. For example, the ubiquitous ‘magnetic force’ generated by electrical devices is the main reason for the accurate operation of watches and clocks in modern life.
   In the past, when electromagnetic waves did not have a comprehensive impact on people’s lives, only a few clocks and watches dedicated to professional fields would be equipped with anti-magnetic facilities.
   In the past, when electromagnetic waves did not have a comprehensive impact on people’s lives, only a few clocks and watches dedicated to professional fields would be equipped with anti-magnetic facilities. Moreover, compared to the already developed quite mature waterproof and dustproof, or shock-absorbing devices, the design of clock antimagnetic devices is much simpler. Usually a soft iron inner cover and a soft iron ring around the perimeter of the movement are used to prevent external magnetic fields from entering the movement. Most anti-magnetic watches today still use such anti-magnetic devices. According to Ball Watch’s self-test results, the effectiveness of this anti-magnetic device can reach 12,000 A / m, which is already higher than the 4,800 A / m standard recognized by the Swiss watch industry. However, for the Ball Watch, there is obviously room for further upgrades in this design, so in 2014 this Engineer II Magneto S with a new anti-magnetic mechanism was launched.
   Engineer II Magneto S, stainless steel case, 42 mm diameter, hours, minutes, seconds and date, BALL RR1103-CSL automatic movement, patented ‘SpringLOCK®’ anti-vibration system, patented A-PROOF® anti-magnetic device (Rotary outer ring control switch, magnetic resistance up to 80,000A / m), 15 self-luminous miniature gas lamps inlaid on the hour, minute, second hand and surface, passed 5,000Gs impact test, screw-in crown, sapphire crystal, Bottom cover, waterproof to 100 meters, certified by Swiss Observatory (COSC), Cordura high-strength nylon cloth strap with pin buckle.
   The new anti-magnetic device A-PROOF® developed by Ball Watch improves the traditional anti-magnetic mechanism of clocks from two aspects of material and structure. Among them, the mechanical structure should be the most impressive part of the Engineer II Magneto S watch. The Ball Watch abandons the traditional design of a sealed movement ring and a soft iron cover, and uses a retractable blade design of the camera aperture. The wearer can rotate the outer ring of the bezel as required to open or close the anti-magnetic device. When the anti-magnetic device is completely closed, the movement can be completely blocked from the external magnetic field.
   The new anti-magnetic device A-PROOF® developed by Ball Watch, abandons the traditional design of the sealed movement ring and soft iron cover, and uses the retractable blade design of the camera aperture. The wearer can rotate the outer ring of the bezel according to the needs. The anti-magnetic device is opened or closed.
   Of course, the former question is that the wearer must really know the strength of the electromagnetic wave in the environment, and can timely gather the anti-magnetic device to protect the movement. The advantage is that when wearing this watch to enjoy the movement, as long as the anti-magnetic device is opened, you can enjoy the full view of the movement through the transparent back cover, without having to sacrifice the opportunity to appreciate the beauty of the movement for the anti-magnetic function. However, the reason why the anti-magnetic effect of the telescopic blade type magnetic shield is better than the traditional sealed soft iron cover, the answer lies in the material used for this telescopic blade. According to the information provided by Ball Watch, Engineer II Magneto S provides a magnetic protection capacity of up to 80,000 A / m, which is 6 times that of general antimagnetic watches. The key is that the A-PROOF® anti-magnetic device uses a high-permeability material called Mumetal. This nickel alloy composed of metals such as nickel, iron, copper and molybdenum has excellent magnetic permeability and is generally used in industry. , Scientific research, or high-tech field manufacturing of magnetic shielding, can provide more ideal anti-magnetic effect than the soft iron material generally used.
   Engineer II Magneto S uses the self-luminous micro-krypton lamp luminous system proud of Ball Watch to ensure the readability of the watch in the dark.
   In addition to the new generation of anti-magnetic technology, Engineer II Magneto S also specially applies the previously developed SpringLOCK® ‘gossip lock’ anti-collision technology to this new watch, which can absorb 66% of the impact when an instant impact occurs. Force. At the same time, in the hands and time scales, the self-luminous micro-krypton lamp night light system proud of Ball Watch is used to ensure the readability of the watch in the dark. It is also equipped with a screw-down crown and anti-glare sapphire crystal, which is water-resistant to 100 meters, and can pass the 5,000 Gs impact test to fully demonstrate the watch’s practicality. With its strong technical force, Ball Watch has once again written a new page in the technical field of watches.