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Ball Engineer Hydrocarbon Airborne Watch Review

Ball Watch Company has launched the Engineer Hydrocarbon Airborne, a watch specially built for the United States Air Force Pararescuemen.

The US Air Force Pararescue team is responsible for rescuing and providing medical assistance to soldiers involved in military operations on the ground. The Ball Engineer Hydrocarbon Airborne was designed to meet the "stringent specifications" of the airborne unit, and features the team's logo embossed on the case back, along with the motto 'That others may live'.

The watch is equipped with Ball's new patented SpringLOCK system, an anti-shock system that enhances accuracy by reducing the impact of external shocks by up to 66%. The Engineer Hydrocarbon Airborne also features a patented crown protection system, and can withstand magnetic fields of up to 4,800A/m.

To ensure clear legibility in darkness, the hour markers and hands are fitted with micro gas tubes containing luminescent 3H gas, a state-of-the-art technology up to 100 times more effective than conventional luminescent paint.

The Ball Engineer Hydrocarbon Airborne has a 42 mm stainless steel case, and is powered by the in-house RR1102-CSL self-winding movement, certified by the COSC. It comes with a tapered stainless steel bracelet with a patented triple folding buckle, and an additional rubber strap.

Available to order now.

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