Superior watch making and military excellence come together to form a unity in the new Ball Engineer II Green Berets timepiece. Set on a remarkably stark black dial with a compelling collection of unique technological features, the new timepiece recalls military precision and mechanical engineering, perfected through an attractive and alluring new ensemble of attributes.
Tasked with missions such as foreign internal defence, peace operations, unconventional warfare and direct action raids, the United States Army Special Forces are known worldwide as the “Green Berets” due to their iconic headgear. Members of the special forces team work closely together in isolated situations, relying on each other for support and trust whilst forming a united effort in striving for excellence and a voice for freedom. The new Ball Green Berets time keeper from the prestigious Engineer II collection, effortlessly combines robustness with precision and a functionality which allows the automatic caliber RR1103-C to perform with elegance and composure – a nod to the discipline recognised within members of the Royal Marines of whom continue to adorn their uniforms with the green berets headdress after passing the Commando Course, together with other members of the Royal Marines who pass the All Arms Commando Courses in association with similar missions. The Ball Engineer II Green Berets watch evokes memories of the uniforms worn by the British Army during the Second World War, yet also pays tribute to the United States Army with an insignia engraved to the back of the watch case lettering “Special Forces Airborne”. During the 1960’s President John F Kennedy paid compliments to the American Green Berets with the following statement:
“The green beret is a symbol of excellence, a badge of courage, a mark of distinction in the fight for freedom.”
Since this day in history, the Green Beret received ultimate recognition for its credits and was personally identified as a symbol of excellence within the United States Army. The Latin phrase “de oppresso libre” testifies to the unit’s motto, meaning to be “free from oppression” and is a noble endeavor to which the forces commit their unshakable duties to daily. Similarly to the Green Berets themselves, Ball Watch Company have remained focused in their drive to achieve supremacy within their area of expertise, mastering the art of blending beauty with technique, thus providing their audiences with a unique and practical piece of time keeping equipment which retains style and a luxurious sophistication. The new Ball Engineer II watch showcases angular chiseled central hour and minute hands and an accompanying sweeping seconds hand which have been equipped with the patented luminous system implemented by the prestigious American watch brand. Green micro gas tubes consisting of H3 gas are mounted onto the central indices and surrounding baton style indexes which represent the hour markers of the face. The 12 o’clock hour mark has undergone the implementation of a yellow gas tube to light the focal point of the face, creating a mesmerizing array of vibrant luminescent features which light up the darkest of nights to provide the wearer with a uniquely captivating tool. A highly legible date window rests at the 3 o’clock hour, whilst the Ball Watch Company logo emanates proudly from the dial’s origin, cleverly complimented by the lettering in red hue above the 6 o’clock location to highlight Ball’s chronometer tested regulations. The 43mm Green Berets watch is housed underneath an anti-scratch and anti-reflective sapphire crystal glass, protects the timepiece from 200 meters of water resistance and ensures that the in-house movement continues to oscillate at 28,800vph per hour. The titanium carbide encased watch offers an exceptional power reserve and is beautifully executed on a rich sepia brown Nubuck leather strap and easy-function buckle, for ultimate comfort and practical ease.
Fusing military elite with the American brand’s motto in providing the mightiest superior watches of accuracy since 1891 – the new timepiece illustrates engineering mastery with a stunning, new contemporary edge. More information on the new Ball Engineer II Green Berets watch can be found here.