Ball claims its new EH Magnate is built around a single objective: to create a utilitarian watch designed for people who demand optimal reliability. It delivers on that count, and adds into the bargain a COSC-certified chronometer movement and the Ball Watch reputation for ruggedness and excellent nighttime legibility. Find wallpaper and pricing inside.
The Magnate Chronograph is powered by the automatic-winding Ball 2050 movement (ETA 2824 base) with a chronograph module and date display. The movement has earned an official chronometer certificate from the Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres (COSC), as confirmed by the “chronometer” inscription on the dial. The Magnate measures 40mm in diameter and 14.85mm thick. Ball claims shock resistance to 5000 Gs and anti-magnetic resistance to 4,800A/m.
The twin sub-dials indicate continuous seconds at 3 o’clock and a 45 minutes counter at 9 o’clock which is used in conjunction with the chronograph center seconds.
The stainless steel case has a brushed finish that contrasts with the engraved and polished bezel. The bezel can be used as a tachymeter to calculate speed by measuring elapsed time over a predetermined distance.
Legibility is enhanced by the satin dials, the inner magnifying glass covering the date window at the 12 o’clock, and by 14 of Ball’s trademark micro gas tubes, shown in action below.
The Magnate Chronograph is mounted on a stainless steel bracelet with the triple folding clasp patented by Ball Watch Company, or on a optional rubber strap. The dial is available in black, white or blue.
The MSRP in Swiss francs is SFr.3,300.
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Model Number: CM2098C-SCJ-BK
Movement: Automatic caliber ETA 2050, chronometer certified COSC
Functions: 14 micro gas tubes on hour, minute, second hands and dial for night reading capability
Push button chronograph with accumulated time measurement up to 45 minutes
Shock resistant to 5,000Gs
Anti-magnetic to 4,800A/m
Water resistant to 100m/330ft
Hours, minutes, subsidiary seconds and date
Case: Stainless steel
Ø40mm, height 14.85mm
Anti-reflective sapphire crystal
Patented crown protection system
Band: Tapered stainless steel bracelet with patented folding buckle & extension system or rubber strap with standard buckle
Dial: Black, blue or white