The Engineer Hydrocarbon Spacemaster Orbital II is the result of a long partnership between Ball Watch Company and the space pilot Brian Binnie (one of the first civil astronauts to enter space at an altitude of more than 62 miles / 100 kilometers on board of a private spacecraft).
Revolutionary patented Amortiser anti-shock system
The Amortiser system consists of a protective ring around the mechanical movement that absorbs the energy created by side shocks. This protective ring also has anti-magnetic properties to preserve the movement from magnetic fields that can affect the precision of a mechanical watch.
Equipped with Chronograph, GMT and Compass functions
The chronograph function operates in addition to the GMT hand that can be set on another time zone in order to offer some useful watchmaking complications. Like a compass, the bidirectional rotating bezel is marked with a scale in segments of 5 degrees. The four cardinal points of the compass are indicated by stamped markers that stand slightly above the bezel for easy manipulation.
In its constant search for perfection and innovation, BALL Watch Company is proud to accompany its ambassador Brian Binnie in his journey towards the infinity of space. 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.