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The Ball watches Engineer Hydrocarbon is their ultimate explorer’s watch that holds exceptional resistance and exclusive patented innovations like their triple folding buckle, baroque crown protection, with the signature Amortiser and the Springlock system that Ball possesses.
|BALL Engineer Hydrocarbon Submarine Warfare Ceramic Ref. DM2236A-SCJ-BK|
The Ball Watch Company Engineer Hydrocarbon Submarine Warfare Ceramic Ref. DM2236A-SCJ-BK is the latest classic modern Ball watch, bringing perks of being overbuilt, bold, aggressive in style and of course the signature tritium gas tubes that give Ball watches the ability to maintain high visibility through prolonged periods of darkness. Further, the new Hydrocarbon timepiece features a much wearable size at 42mm.
Before we get to the complication, the latest Submarine Warfare Ceramic's stainless steel case is 42 mm in diameter as mentioned. The watch is water resistant to 300meters/1000ft featuring a screw-down crown with Ball's patented locking system, a Ball patented Mu-metal shield for unsurpassed anti-magnetic of up to 80,000A/m. and shock resistant to 7,500Gs. The uni-directional rotating ceramic bezel which features for the first time in this collection bears luminous for exceptional nighttime legibility.
|BALL's Patented Anti-Magnetic, Anti-Shock, Crown Protection|
In total, the timepiece boasts 15 tritium tubes, filled with self-powered tritium gas whose energy is released when the H3 molecules strike the tubes’ internal surfaces. The result is continuous, long-lasting luminosity, up to 25 years without requiring a recharge from any outside light or energy source.
The bracelet and patented folding buckle & extension system of the Hydrocarbon, like the watch is crazily overbuilt, with brushed outer and polished inner links with screw in links. The double folding clasp is machined out of solid steel and locks in place with authority.
|Self-Powered Tritium Tubes|
Ball’s obsession with legibility and illumination clearly shown in the dial. The black dial is matte and textured to give it some dynamism. Unpretentious yet attractive and utilitarian at the same time. Especially appealing for those who seek form follows function. Turn the lights off, and this thing is a different beast altogether. Each hour marker fitted with green tubes while the 12 o'clock marker is illuminated in orange for in-the-dark orientation. The sword hands further feature a green tube each, in congruence with the whole watch luminous. This is certainly a watch you can enjoy both in daylight and the dark.
Powering the watch is BALL’s caliber RR1102-C with Chronometer certification for unforgiving accuracy. The movement, which has a 42-hour power reserve and a frequency of 28,800 bph.
Summing things up, the new Ball Watch Company Engineer Hydrocarbon Submarine Warfare Ceramic Ref. DM2236A-SCJ-BK caters for seasoned collectors or millennia who are looking for a daily watch which is overbuilt, robust, accurate and handsome. The Submarine Warfare features robust styling – highlighted by their patented crown protection system, patented Mu-metal anti-magnetism, patented Amortiser anti-shock system with a Chronometer Certified(COSC) automatic caliber; the BALL RR1102-C, this timepiece delivers tested and trusted precision that clads shock resistant to 7,500Gs, anti-magnetism to 80,000A/m and water resistant to 300m, it’s built for city dwellers and adventurers alike.