Patented crown protection system of the Engineer Hydrocarbon collection was designed to guarantee its exceptional water resistance - up to 3300 feet. A protective plate is placed around the crown, which ensures the crown must have been screwed down to its original secure position after time adjustment.
The crown protection system also protects the crown and winding stem from damage due to shock. During our shock resistance test, a 7,500G shock is applied to the crown to ensure its durability.
Richard Limeburner, senior research specialist with the US Global Ocean Ecosystems Dynamics said : "Accuracy is everything when measuring currents in Antarctica, and deploying oceanographic instruments in frigid polar water must be done with exact timing." A precise timepiece like BALL Watch was crucial for his scientific experiments in extreme Antarctica where adverse conditions rule: temperatures plunge to -60 degrees centigrade, hurricane force winds can whip up to 320 km an hour, and ice is everywhere. "Otherwise, you have wasted a long trip," explains Limeburner, who has been working for three years at Marguerite, near the Western Antarctic Peninsula.
In the summer of 2004, Richard took on another adventure to locate the Alligator , the first American submarine, lost for 141 years. This first U.S. Navy submarine was built by French scientists in 1861. Compared with the standards back then, Alligator was equipped with the most advanced features. Thus, its discovery will solve many puzzles regarding the state of military technology back more than a century ago. Throughout his whole journey, Richard has been accompanied by his Ball Watch Engineer Hydrocarbon.
When customers ask me to point out the most indestructible, or as they refer to as "bulletproof" watch in the store, Engineer Hydrocarbon model is the first one I show them, point out large, easy to read dial, smooth rotating ratcheted bezel, double screwed bracelet attachment system and one of the thickest clasps ever built, and most of the time, that`s the one they wind up getting.
Felix Zaltsberg, Master Watchmaker