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 Ball Engineer Hydrocarbon Moon Navigator

Engineer Hydrocarbon Moon Navigator

An instrument to track the tides

Fascinating. Maybe the best word to describe the ocean. Its immensity and variability attract us humans towards the exciting and sometimes dangerous environment that it provides. Sailors, divers, fishermen, surfers or the people who live by the shore develop a special connection with the blue world and have learned throughout the years how to understand it.

Regular rises and falls of the ocean’s waters are called tides. They are caused by the combined effects of gravitational forces exerted by the Moon and Sun, as well as the rotation of the Earth. The tidal force intensity depends on the distance between the Moon and the Earth, the force being stronger on the Earth’s side facing the Moon and weaker on the opposite side. The strongest force occurs when the Sun, the Moon and the Earth are aligned, the Sun’s gravitational pull being added to the one of the Moon. Tides take 12 hours to change from low to high and vice versa, which means they happen twice a day.

 

Tides cause water to move, uncovering and covering parts of the marine depths. Knowing and exploiting local tides can be essential to plan a fishing day or simply to pick the right time to enjoy the best view possible. The new Engineer Hydrocarbon Moon Navigator allows you to follow the time of high and low tides during a period of 14 days by adjusting the indication with both the outer bezel and the inner bezel. Once set, the user can know the time of high and low tides at a single glance. As tides are directly linked to the Moon, the Engineer Hydrocarbon Moon Navigator also features a Moon phase display on the dial. The shiny, gas illuminated Moon will follow the different phases, knowing that a full Moon happens every 28 days. This indication gives more precision to the tides forces, as high tides are higher and low tides lower during Full or New Moon. The Engineer Hydrocarbon Moon Navigator features a Moon phase display as well as an inner and an outer bezel used for low and high tide indication. To recreate the glowing moon on the dial, the centrally-placed Moon Phase disc features the glowing moon lit with an array of H3 self-luminous micro gas tubes, decorated with silvery stars.

As tides are directly linked to the Moon, the Engineer Hydrocarbon Moon Navigator also features a Moon phase display on the dial. The shiny, gas illuminated Moon will follow the different phases, knowing that a full Moon happens every 28 days. This indication gives more precision to the tides forces, as high tides are higher and low tides lower during Full or New Moon.

The Engineer Hydrocarbon Moon Navigator features a Moon phase display as well as an inner and an outer bezel used for low and high tide indication. To recreate the glowing moon on the dial, the centrally-placed Moon Phase disc features the glowing moon lit with an array of H3 self-luminous micro gas tubes, decorated with silvery stars shimmering.

 Ball Engineer Hydrocarbon Moon Navigator

Besides the aesthetic values, the wearer can see the moon phase even on the cloudiest nights or in the worst of storms, since the moon “glows itself” on the wristwatch without external source of light or energy. The inner bezel lists the day of the week, while the outer bezel indicates the high and low tides. Together, they point out the times of high and low tides for a period of two weeks.

To ensure perfect time reading even in total darkness, 36 H₃ self-luminous micro gas tubes have been added to the dial indexes, hour and minute hands and the moon phase display. This Swiss state-of-art luminosity technology requires no external energy source and is up to 100 times brighter than the luminescent paint normally used in watches. It is shock resistant to 7,500Gs, water resistant to 100m/330ft and features BALL’s patented crown protection system, which makes it a robust timepiece that fits in BALL Engineer Hydrocarbon collection.

This timepiece holds the automatic calibre BALL RR1801 and is limited to 1,000pcs. It is available in 42mm black or blue dial with a red and black outer bezel. The watch comes on a stainless steel bracelet with a patented folding buckle and extension system. Today, more than ever, BALL Watch is continuing its journey and asserting its role as a key protagonist in the exploration of modern time and the evolution of watchmaking history.

 

Engineer Hydrocarbon Moon Navigator

 Ball Engineer Hydrocarbon Moon Navigator

Technical Information

Limited Edition: 1,000 pieces
Model Number: DM3320C-SAJ-BK/-BE
Movement: Automatic caliber BALL RR1801
Functions: 36 micro gas tubes on hour and minute hands, dial and moon phase for night reading
capability
Moon phase display illuminated by micro gas tubes
High and low tide indication over a two-week period illuminated by Super LumiNova
Shock resistant to 7,500Gs
Anti-magnetic to 4,800A/m
Water resistant to 100m/330ft
Hours, minutes, sweep seconds and date
Case: Stainless steel
Ø 42mm, height 13.85mm
Anti-reflective sapphire crystal
Patented crown protection system
Band: Tapered stainless steel bracelet with patented folding buckle & extension system
Dial: Black or blue