Engineer Hydrocarbon Ceramic XV Night View
From Baselworld 2011, Ball Watch Company is proud to unveil to all its facebook fans the Engineer Hydrocarbon Ceramic XV, an astonishing timepiece that displays a perfect calibration of time within an environment that blends aesthetic design and sophisticated technology.
BALL latest timepiece is designed to master extreme situations of any kind, Rugged extreme and reliable, the new EH Ceramic XV is a merge of power, innovation, aesthetic elegance and shows the continuous developments BALL Watch Company carries out in materials, functions and design.
To start, on the dial finely honed, details show the complexity of workmanship that has gone into every element of this timepiece. The grooved hour track is complemented by elegantly faceted steel hour markers and “réhaut” displays the minutes. First worldwide and BALL patent, the metallic Arabic and hour indexes are completed with the 3H Swiss technology. BALL self powered micro gas tubes give an outstanding legibility, even in the absolute darkness. Each of the 31 gas tubes have been manually set by expert hands.
With his ergonomically redesigned case of 42mm for a slimmer height of 13.25mm, the Engineer Hydrocarbon XV now provides improved supreme comfort and wearing. The combination of polished and brushed stainless steel gives to the watch, in all its understated beauty, a very elegant touch.
Also new for BALL Watch, the extremely hard pure ceramic unidirectional bezel which gives to this model exceptional anti-corrosive properties. The black-chrome ceramic remains unaffected by ultraviolet rays and is virtually scratchproof. The result is a new level of quality appearance and durability for the bezel. Further, and again first worldwide on a ceramic bezel, the graduation from 0 to14, along with the digits 15, 30 and 45, have all a powerful luminescent paint treatment emitting blue glow.
The crowning technical touch in this watch is its chronometer-certified ETA 2892 movement, with date calendar, delivering extreme precision. The watch is water-resistant up to 333 meters, shock resistant and even magnetic fields up to 4,800 A/m leave the mechanism unmoved.
As final tribute, the case back features an engraved representation of Jim Whittaker, the first American to summit Mount Everest. This model has as well inherited the number "XV", from the first name the Great Trigonometric Survey of British India gave to Everest in 1856, then known as Peak XV.
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