Ball Ball Watch is proud of its American railway tradition and is now proudly introducing the new Engineer Hydrocarbon Spacemaster Airborne. Its unique design enables the wearer to withstand the harsh environment that the US airborne paratroopers need to face. It combines cutting-edge watchmaking technology, unparalleled waterproof and shock resistance, and high-performance design.
The U.S. Airborne Troops are the most experienced and frequently deployed units in the U.S. National Armed Forces. The U.S. Airborne Paratroopers need to perform their missions in the harshest environments behind the enemy, and therefore need the most waterproof and shockproof performance and the most reliable equipment support. Ball Watch specifically engraved the logo of the US Air Force Rescue Force on the caseback of this new watch model to pay tribute to the unit. This U.S. special airborne unit is mainly responsible for rescue operations and providing medical needs to soldiers on the ground. The table also bears the famous motto of the US Air Force’s rescue force, ‘That others may live.’
The stainless steel case of Engineer Hydrocarbon Spacemaster Airborne has a diameter of 42 mm and contains an ETA 2836-2 self-winding movement. Its accuracy is certified by the Swiss Observatory. In addition to displaying the time, the watch has day and date windows at three o’clock and four thirty, respectively, showing daily important time information. The black dial design is simple and eye-catching, with round fine engraving and protected by anti-glare sapphire crystal glass. In addition, the minute scale is engraved on the dial flange to make the watch more layered.
Airborne paratroopers often have to parachute and experience different severe environments, which means that they are often hit. In view of this, the Engineer Hydrocarbon Spacemaster Airborne is equipped with the latest patented ‘spring lock’ system from Ballox, which is a movement specially developed by Ball Watch to ensure accurate movement. The hairspring is surrounded by a ‘protective case’, which can absorb the energy generated when the watch is subjected to external impacts; the impact of these external impacts is enough to make the average movement time of ordinary mechanical movements as fast as about 60 seconds per day. The ‘hairspring lock’ anti-vibration system can effectively reduce the running time error by as much as 66%, thereby ensuring that the movement of the mechanical movement is accurate.
In addition, the patented crown lock protection system complements the case design, further enhancing the accuracy of the watch’s timekeeping. All models of the Engineer Hydrocarbon series are equipped with this function, protecting the crown directly connected to the movement from the impact from the outside. The rigorous construction and design of the watch allow it to be magnetically shielded to 4,800 A / m and to withstand shocks up to 5,000 Gs.
When designing this watch, Ball Watch once again applied advanced ceramic processing technology, adding a strong luminous coating to the ceramic timing ring. Ball Watch is the first watch brand to conceive of combining these two materials, so it can make the digits of the chronograph ring shine in time, so that the wearer can still read clearly in the dark. The ceramic material itself provides the watch’s rotating chronograph outer ring with additional protection against corrosion, scratches and UV light-these are the most common problems encountered by watches worn by paratroopers during high-risk operations. The unidirectional rotation of the chronograph outer ring of this watch prevents the wearer from accidentally shifting the outer ring and extending the originally set time.
For any paratrooper, it is very important to be able to read time at any time, day and night. Engineer Hydrocarbon Spacemaster Airborne is the same as other Bohr models. Its hour scale and three hands are inlaid with 3H self-luminous miniature gas lamps. Without relying on any external light or energy, the brightness of the self-luminous micro gas lamp is 100 times higher than that of the traditional traditional luminous paint. The self-luminous miniature gas lamp on the dial is specially embedded on the metal face to enhance the scattering of light.
Engineer Hydrocarbon Spacemaster Airborne is equipped with a stainless steel strap with patent-registered ‘foldable’ buckle and ‘extension system’, allowing the wearer to comfortably adjust the strap to the wrist-like tightness, and even wear the watch on clothing Like the paratrooper’s uniform. This new chronograph is even more traditionally packaged, with a specially designed durable watch case and an extra premium rubber strap.
Today, Ball Watch continues to follow the brand’s established route, once again being identified as the leader in the history of watchmaking and the modern adventure timepiece.