CELEBRATING 15 YEARS OF DARKNESS-DEFYING INGENUITY, VIRTUAL INDESTRUCTIBILITY AND FEARLESS ADVENTURE.
Descended from a revered heritage of iconic toughness and superlative craftsmanship, the Engineer Hydrocarbon Original honours 15 years of our most robust and distinctive collection. Since its inception, the Engineer Hydrocarbon series has equipped explorers with trusted reliability, tough construction and smart functionality. Now it plants its flag in uncharted ground with the integration of micro gas tubes below the dial – a watchmaking first for a BALL timepiece. Combined with our most rugged technology, the Engineer Hydrocarbon Original is an indispensable tool for those wanting to submerge themselves in the darkness of the deep sea.
Using a new design execution, our legendary micro gas tubes have been placed below the dial for the first time ever. In darkness, the unmatched luminosity shines through the triangular, circular and rectangular hour marker cut-outs, empowering new shapes of luminosity. While our signature, cutting-edge Swiss luminescent technology remains the same – requiring no form of external charging – the refined optics of the dial result in a unique style that take the collection into new terrain.
Not only are micro gas tubes integrated underneath the dial, the revolutionary luminosity is also placed below a tough sapphire bezel. With graduated markings that track up to 60 minutes, the unidirectional bezel allows explorers to accurately measure dive time – even in total darkness – and adjust decompression stops with added safety. For optimal operation, the bezel features special indents that allow it to be used with bare hands or diving gloves. Add in water resistance to 200 meters (660 feet) and the Engineer Hydrocarbon Original allows your adrenaline to explore new worlds.
The automatic calibre BALL RR1102-CSL is a certified chronometer by the COSC – Official Swiss Chronometer Testing Institute. Inside the movement itself, our patented SpringSEAL® system safeguards the regulator assembly and ensures it does not change position upon impact, while our patented SpringLOCK® system covers the hairspring and limits the unfurling of the coils in order to prevent twisting upon impact. The exacting precision is safeguarded further by our patented Amortiser® anti-shock system that surrounds the movement and absorbs the harsh bumps and thumps of exploration.
A new icon of toughness, the 43mm Engineer Hydrocarbon Original is anti-magnetic to 80,000 A/m, alongside special crown protection, a patented buckle that withstands 1,400 newtons of force, and shock resistance to 7,500Gs. Faithful to its collection, the timepiece is strong, durable and reliable. It withstands the shocks that come with exploration while meeting the demands of relentless passion. For all occasions and styles, its versatility is not to be overlooked – or underused.