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BALL WATCH Co. Engineer Hydrocarbon HUNLEY

By TLex Ball Watch Co. has released the new Engineer Hydrocarbon Hunley in a Limited Edition of 500 pieces commemorating 150th anniversary of the disappearance of CSS Hunley.

The watch has some really cool features and plenty of interesting details – check out the caseback for starters, where you will find a specialized switch for locking the winding-rotor so that it is protected during activities that might otherwise create harmful external shocks.

The patented system, is known as the Amortiser® anti-shock system. It features a protective ring around the movement absorbing energy created by side shocks. This ring also protects the movement from magnetic fields that can affect its precision.

The watch continues to run when the rotor is locked by drawing on the power reserve. A power reserve indicator displays the operational autonomy of the movement when the device is activated. Unlocking the rotor brings the automatic winding system back. Pretty cool, eh!

Its Stainless steel case, measures 42mm in diameter by 17.30mm thick. It is fitted with a unidirectional rotational divers bezel with a ceramic bezel inlay with luminous markers, an anti-reflective Sapphire crystal and a patented crown protection system.

Further features include: Shock resistance to 7,500Gs, anti-magnetic-resistance to 4,800A/m, water-resistance to 200m / 650ft.

Its movement is an automatic caliber BALL RR1201. Its functions include: hours, minutes, sweep seconds, date and the power-reserve indicator previously mentioned.

The dial only comes in matte balck, but the bezel is available in either glossy black or blue. There are 30 micro gas tubes for the hour, minute and second hands and dial for night reading capability

The watch comes on a tapered solid Stainless steel bracelet with a patented folding buckle and divers extension system. MSRP is around 4000USD


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