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The Ball watches Engineer Hydrocarbon is their ultimate explorer’s watch that holds exceptional resistance and exclusive patented innovations like their triple folding buckle, baroque crown protection, with the signature Amortiser and the Springlock system that Ball possesses.
|BALL Engineer Hydrocarbon Ceramic Midsize Pink Ref. DL2016B-S3CAJ-WH|
The Ball Watch Company Engineer Hydrocarbon Ceramic Midsize Pink Ref. DL2016B-S3CAJ-WH is their latest classic modern Ball watch caters solely for the ladies, who are tired of traditional dress models. Instead, craving for a timepiece like this that brings perks of being overbuilt, bold, aggressive in style. And of course, having the signature tritium gas tubes that give Ball watches the ability to maintain high visibility through prolonged periods of darkness. Further, the new Hydrocarbon timepiece features a much wearable ladies size at 36mm wide and 13mm in height.
As this is a true “For her” piece, the Hydrocarbon Ceramic Midsize Pink ’s stainless steel case is 36 mm in diameter as mentioned, keeping it wearable for ladies and yet still have the tool watch presence. The watch is water resistant to 200 meters featuring a screw-down crown, Anti-magnetic to 4,800A/m, and shock resistant to 5000Gs. The unidirectional rotating bezel features for the first time in this collection; bearing a pink ceramic material with luminous for exceptional nighttime legibility.
Speaking of legibility, the timepiece boasts 18 tritium tubes, filled with self-powered tritium gas whose energy is released when the H3 molecules strike the tubes’ internal surfaces. The result is continuous, long-lasting luminosity, up to 25 years without requiring a recharge from any outside light or energy source.
Alright, as we all know, this model is cater “For her.” Ball went all the ways with the details and Ball’s obsession with legibility and illumination clearly shown in the dial. Firstly, the dial is made from Mother of Pearl in white, allowing the texture to give it some dynamism and beauty. Simple yet attractive and legible at the same time. Especially appealing for those who seek form follows function, with some elegant touches.
|Ball's Patented Crown System|
Let’s continue by turning the lights off, and this thing is a different beast altogether. Each hour marker fitted with micro gas tubes while and they glow in bright pink 24/7 (how cool is that). The sword hands further feature a yellow tube each, in contrast with the whole watch luminous for easy time reading. This is certainly a watch you can enjoy both in daylight and the dark.
The bracelet and patented folding buckle & extension system of the Hydrocarbon Ceramic Midsize Pink like the watch is crazily overbuilt, with brushed outer and polished inner links with screw in links. The double folding clasp is machined out of solid steel and locks in place with authority.
|Unique Tritium Tube Colors|
Powering the watch is BALL’s caliber RR1101, and being Chronometer certified COSC for accurate timekeeping. The movement, which has a 42-hour power reserve and a frequency of 28,800 bph.
Summing things up, we do not see real engineered timepieces for the ladies to enjoy, but the new Ball Watch Company Engineer Hydrocarbon Ceramic Midsize Pink Ref. DL2016B-S3CAJ-WH nails it right out of the park. It caters for ladies collectors who are looking for a robust yet unique mechanical Swiss-made watch, for those who are fascinated with humanity, tamed oceans, and guided explorers.