The watchmaker Ball Watch has provided a true delight to watch collectors and fans by presenting a new interpretation of its Engineer Hydrocarbon watch. The novel version of the watch features an array of innovations to please the owner’s eyes and mind. The Engineer Hydrocarbon Spacemaster is expected to be unveiled at Baselworld 2010.
The luminous unidirectional rotating bezel features an H3 micro gas light, positioned at 12 o’clock. The watch’s bezel also exposes a graduation from 0 to 14, as well as the numerals 15, 30 and 45, treated with a powerful luminous compound, which creates blue reflections.
Another highlight of the watch is represented by the patented triple folding clasp, manufactured from a single block of steel. The folding components under the buckle cap are equally divided, which allows the bracelet extension by 22 mm. It enables the watch owner to wear the timepiece over sports outfit.
The unique Ball Watch timekeeper accompanied the American navy pilot Brian Binnie during his flight into space. On the occasion of this landmark expedition the Ball Watch brand has endowed the Spacemaster dial with tubes of blue luminescent gas, reminiscent of a spaceship’s instrument panel.
Ticking inside this marvelous watch is a COSC-certified self-winding chronometer movement - ETA 2836-2. It gives life to the functions of hours, minutes, seconds, day and date.
The Engineer Hydrocarbon Spacemaster watch is offered with a 41.5 mm case, crafted from stainless steel. Apart from the eye-catching bezel, it also reveals the brand's patented crown guard.
On the dial side the watch case is protected by an anti-reflective sapphire crystal. Moreover, the case is antimagnetic to 12,000 A/m, shock-resistant to 7,500 Gs and water-resistant to 333 meters.
Performed in black, the watch dial is outfitted with micro-tubes of gas, which ensure a good level of darkness visibility.
The novel Ball Watch Engineer Hydrocarbon Spacemaster is secured to the wearer’s wrist on a tapered stainless steel bracelet, equipped with the patented folding clasp and extension system.