BALL Watch Engineer Hydrocarbon Ceramic XV

Unveiled at the Baselworld 2011 exhibition, the new BALL Watch Engineer Hydrocarbon Ceramic XV blends aesthetic design and sophisticated technology.

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 a “réhaut” displays the minutes.

BALL Watch Engineer Hydrocarbon Ceramic XV

First worldwide and under 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 Ceramic XV now provides improved supreme comfort of 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 enhances the anti-corrosive property of this model. The black-chrome ceramic remains unaffected by ultraviolet rays and is virtually scratchproof.

BALL Watch Engineer Hydrocarbon Ceramic XV

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 to 14, along with the digits 15, 30 and 45, have all a powerful luminescent paint treatment emitting a 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, 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 the Everest in 1856, then known as Peak XV.

Technical details

Model: BALL Watch Engineer Hydrocarbon Ceramic XV

Automatic caliber ETA 2892, chronometer certified COSC

31 micro gas tubes on hour, minute, second hands and dial for night reading capability
Hours, minutes, sweep seconds and date
Shock resistance: 5,000Gs
Antimagnetic: 4,800A/m

Stainless steel case
Diameter: 42mm
Height: 13.25mm
Top ceramic luminous unidirectional rotating bezel
5.3mm anti-reflective sapphire crystal
Patented crown protection system
Water resistance: 300m

Black dial

Tapered stainless steel bracelet with patented folding buckle & extension system or Rubber strap with standard buckle