Ball Engineer Hydrocarbon AeroGMT II DG2118C-S7C-BE Watch Review
The RR trademark of the watchmaker, Ball, is not new to watch enthusiasts and watch lovers. Since the era of railroads in the 1800s, when the company helped the United States solve its accidents-on-the-track problem by creating accurate timekeeping devices for trains, the watchmakers improved their design while not compromising their strict standard of accuracy and reliability.
The new Hydrocarbon AeroGMT II with reference number DG2118C-S7C-BE is a testament to the principles Ball has upheld over the years when it comes to making quality watches. With only 1,000 pieces manufactured, the Hydrocarbon AeroGMT II DG2118C-S7C-BE is a watch that should be in the collection of every watch lover.
This new watch sports an extremely precise chronometer and a flawless design. To sum it up, Hydrocarbon AeroGMT II is a well-designed practical modern timepiece that embodies the ethos of the Ball Engineer – legibility, durability, and reliability.
For a watch to be durable and reliable, it needs a superb exterior to protect the engine while still giving a sleek outer feel. The Hydrocarbon AeroGMT II DG2118C-S7C-BE excels excellently in this field. Designed with a 40mm × 14.5 mm stainless steel casing treated to withstand pressure (about 7,500 g-force) and keep the watch working accurately even in extreme temperature, the AeroGMT II proves it is worth every dollar spent on it.
To strap on the watch, Ball designed and patented a stainless-steel bracelet. However, you also have the option of ordering a rubber strap. The stainless-steel bracelet can withstand an amazing force of 1,400 newtons. This means that this bracelet won’t be easily damaged unless subjected to a force intended to cause destruction. The tapered steel bracelet comes with a brushed finish with polished center-links. The bracelet also comes with a patented folding buckle with an extension. In total, the AeroGMT II weighs about 200 grams, which is a lovely weight to ensure the wearer's comfort.
Furthermore, the closed case back and unique, lockable crown is designed to keep the watch airtight, making it water-resistant.
Finally, on the exterior of the AeroGMT II DG2118C-S7C-BE is the beautiful twenty-four-hours bezel. The rotating bidirectional sapphire bezel comes in an aesthetically pleasing blue and red color that, when combined with the blue dial, gives the watch a Pepsi feel – hence the reason for the nickname of the AeroGMT II (AeroGMT American-style PEPSI edition).
The AeroGMT II DG2118C-S7C-BE comes with Swiss-made mechanical movement - BALL Caliber RR1201. The movement has a diameter to height dimension of 25.6mm × 4.1mm. Its winding system is automatic, and it has 21 jewels. This movement system is GMT enabled and has a power reserve of 42 hours.
Simply put, the display of the AeroGMT II DG2118C-S7C-BE is beautiful. Housed under anti-reflective sapphire crystal glass is a dark blue, Pepsi colored dial on which sits perfect markers for timekeeping. The numerals, twenty-four-hour marker on the bezel, and hour and minute hand are infused with micro-gas tubes filled with tritium to illuminate them in darkness, making it a beautiful watch to use at any time of the day.
At the three o’clock mark is a rectangular date box with a white background and black colored numerals. A second GMT hour hand also sits on the dial to help keep a second time of the owner's choosing.
The AeroGMT II is not just a beautifully designed watch, but it also comes with some amazing functions to ensure the watch's accuracy and durability.
Of notable mention is the water-resistance capacity, rated as 10 ATM (up to 100 meters). It also has a magnetic resistance of 4,800 A/m, which ensures that it stays accurate if used in or near a magnetic field.
The micro-gas tube infused into the hands and markers also light up in darkness, giving this watch a night visibility function. Finally, the GMT functions of this watch cannot be overemphasized. The marker's arrangement on the dial and the bezel doesn’t just allow for keeping two times concurrently, but it gives the watch user the ability to keep three times within one watch.
You can get the Ball Engineer Hydrocarbon AeroGMT II (DG2118C-S7C-BE) at the Exquisite Timepieces store or website for a price of $ 3,499.
|Crown||Patented crown protection design|
|Hands||With micro gas tubes for night reading capability|
|Dial Markers||With micro gas tubes for night reading capability|
|Functions||Hours, Minutes, Seconds, Date, GMT, Rotating Bezel with micro gas tubes|
|Movement||Mechanical Automatic, Caliber caliber BALL RR1201-C Chronometer certified COSC|
|Bracelet Strap||Stainless Steel|
|Warranty||Full Factory Warranty|
|Other||Limited Edition of 1000 Pieces|
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