Let me present the New Ball Engineer Hydrocarbon Hunley Watch, a commemorative timepiece to celebrate 150 years anniversary of H.L. Hunley-the first combat submarine to sink a warship.
Like the pioneering role played by the CSS Hunley in its day, the new model of the Engineer Hydrocarbon
collection incorporates the new version of one of the most significant watchmaking innovations in recent
years. Developed and patented exclusively by the engineers at BALL Watch, the Amortiser® system
protects the automatic Swiss Made BALL RR1201 caliber against damage that may result from external
impacts. Any significant impact on an automatic watch can cause violent and sudden oscillations of the rotor and result in considerable damage to the movement. Such situations can even lead to a complete stoppage of the watch mechanism. The high inertia of the oscillating mass can also be troublesome when playing certain
sports, such as golf, which expose the wrist to repeated external shocks.
With an optimal 42mm diameter, the stainless steel case of the Engineer Hydrocarbon Hunley houses the
Swiss Made automatic mechanical movement. The date display, off-centered between 4 and 5 o'clock, provides a natural complement to basic timekeeping. The black dial beneath the anti-reflective sapphire crystal boasts a striking and sleek style, in which not a single element is in excess. The coated flange of the dial incorporates the graduation of minutes and endows the watch with an immediately apparent and striking depth. The case back is struck with a representation of the CSS Hunley in tribute to this piece of American heritage.
The Engineer Hydrocarbon Hunley is equipped with a bezel benefiting from the pioneering BALL Watch process of adding luminescent paint to the ceramic. The BALL Watch Company was the first watch brand to offer the combination of these two elements. In this way, both the numbers and the graduation of the bezel are luminescent,allowing them to be instantly read in the dark. The ceramic also renders the bezel extraordinarily resistant to corrosion, scratches and UV rays. The unidirectional rotating bezel is an additional guarantee of security that prevents unintentional manipulation from accidentally prolonging the duration of a time period.
Like a real submarine instrument, the construction of the Engineer Hydrocarbon Hunley guarantees perfect waterresistance up to 200 meters. The patented system protecting the crown completes the case by ensuring
even greater security in the mastery of time. This device common to all models of the Engineer Hydrocarbon
collection also protects the exterior elements of the movement, to which the crown is directly connected. The
Engineer Hydrocarbon Hunley is also protected against magnetic fields up to intensity of 4,800A/m and from
shocks up to a force of 7,500Gs. The tapered stainless steel bracelet is equipped with the BALL patented triple
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