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BALL Engineer Master II Aviator Dual Time

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Model Number:
GM2086C-L1-BK
Movement:
Automatic Ball 651
Functions:
Hours, minutes, seconds and Big Date
Second time zone display
75 double-sized micro gas tubes on hands and dial for night reading capability
Case:
Stainless steel case with stainless steel caseback
Diameter 44mm, Height 12.8mm
Anti-reflective sapphire crystal
Screwed-in crown
Water-resistant to 100m, Antimagnetic to 4,800A/m
Shock-resistant – withstands 5,000Gs shock test
Band:
Stainless steel bracelet or Calf leather strap


The BALL Engineer Master II Aviator Dual Time honors the long tradition of fine watches for travelers and explorers. The Aviator Dual Time is a clear nod to the pioneering efforts of the Wright Brothers more than 100 years ago.



The Engineer Master II Aviator Dual Time features a classic dial with perfect lumination for pilots. The steady glow of the BALL gas tubes shines brightly for up to 25 years. All markers of the main time zone are illuminated – with small blue tubes for the seconds, double orange tubes for the hours, and double green tubes at the important 12 o’clock position for reference. Meanwhile, the Dual Time display employs luminous paint on the hour markers and hour hand for night reading ability.



The Big Date and Dual Time displays are highlighted with brushed steel, a subtle reminder of the sheen of the propellers on glamorous planes of the past. The stainless steel caseback provides shock and antimagnetic resistance, a must for travelers journeying long distances.

Flying has always captured the minds of mankind. From Icarus to Leonardo da Vinci, no one has escaped the dream. Early hang gliders proposed by da Vinci have been proven to work, though his helicopters were only conceptual. But the men most closely identified with the history of flight are the Wright Brothers.

Orville and Wilbur Wright began testing their ideas on flight at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina in 1900. They spent much time studying the aerodynamics, control and power for their new flying machines. By 1903 they had discovered the secret to lift, and the first flight of the Wright Flyer took off December 17th.

The world would soon enjoy the liberty that the airplane granted. Charles Lindbergh completed the first solo transatlantic flight in 1927 in the Spirit of St. Louis and commercial flight began in the 1950s. Pilots were viewed as daredevils and explorers, and the legends grew. Air travel quickly became the way to explore the world.

Timepieces for travelers have always provided an opportunity for watchmakers to test their talents. Chronometers designed by John Harrison were essential to mapping the oceans during the Age of Exploration. Dual Time and GMT movements evolved as they were placed in superb cases that protected them from dust, water & shock during long journeys. And in 1891, Webb C. Ball created Ball Watch Company with the express purpose of creating timepieces that could better withstand the trials of life on the American railroads.

 

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The bracelet is 21mm at the lugs and will also fit the Engineer Master II Aviator GMT. We are working on slightly tapered lugpieces to fit the 22mm Aviator as well.
 

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Well looks like jeremy has not forget us folks in WTF. But hope he keep us update not just with one new product. And maybe some pics of new model from Basel2009 as well.
 

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Awesome! :thumbup: This was a nice surprise to find when I logged on at midnight last night before going to bed. Really looks like the double-tubes are the way they are going these days, instead of using the bigger single tubes. Must be brighter to do it that way?

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-Jeff
 

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Awesome is the word Jeff!

Thanx Jeremy...looks like this one is another winner and I am quite psyched to see Blue Lume again!
 

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Jeremy,

Are you certain of the 44mm diameter? Why would they back down from the 46mm size? What does Ball have on the horizon for 46mm sized. The lume is perfect.
 

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FINALLY!!!!!!

I knew my patience would be rewarded!! An Aviator (and Big Date no less!!! :001_tt1: ) on a bracelet!!!!!!


Where do I sign up????? :drool:

And, can I have it delivered by tomorrow AM??? :thumbup:
 

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Not a big fan of the 'hey look here' circle around the date, but this watch really does
it for me otherwise. THUMBS UP, BALL !!

This seem to be really a great watch.....and those 75 tunes !!!! WOW, what a dial !
 

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Not a big fan of the 'hey look here' circle around the date, but this watch really does
it for me otherwise. THUMBS UP, BALL !!

This seem to be really a great watch.....and those 75 tunes !!!! WOW, what a dial !
Milos, you thought along the same lines with the original Night Train white date wheel. :D I agree then and now. Stealth black with white numbers and not-so-obvious date window would improve on this. :thumbup1:

But yea, all these micro tubes and the doubles stacked long ones!:drool::001_wub:
 

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Update on the Emii Dual Time Aviator and bracelet

May 4, 2009

Latest news that I have about this model is that it should be on our market by end of the May.
We do anticipate SS bracelets soon, but there is no estimated time of arrival yet.
Best regards
Damir


Jsut curious here, so would there be "Button" on the calf strap?
These are Press Release photos ih. Both the 46mm Aviator and the GMT 44mm had Aviator Buttons on their straps. I am not sure what the Dual Time finished product will have?
 
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