A pink-dialed pièce unique created to raise funds for Breast Cancer Research
In this ripe time for mutual aid and charitable contributions, more and more brands are taking part in socially conscious and community-minded endeavors. Media companies Revolution, The Rake, Time+Tide, Fratello Watches, The Eye of Jewelry and Loupe This partnered to create a charity auction in support of Breast Cancer research. Dubbed The Pink Dial Project, watch brands are participating by creating individually unique pieces that feature pink dials. As part of the project, an auction will take place October 25 – November 1, during Breast Cancer Awareness Month, with 100 percent of the proceeds going to the Union of International Cancer Control (UICC), to support their global work. BALL Watch Company enthusiastically became a part of the project and is now presenting — alongside Australian distributor Avstev — the Engineer Hydrocarbon Hope.
Inspired by the Engineer Hydrocarbon Ceramic XV presented in 2011, the Engineer Hydrocarbon Hope is a full pink re-edition of the rugged but elegant timepiece. The ultimate personification of the company’s identity created in 1891 by Webster Clay Ball, the models in the Engineer Hydrocarbon collection are meant to find themselves on the wrists of explorers of the modern world, making the Hope perfect for an adventure-inspired woman.
With a stainless steel case and a diameter of 36mm, the Engineer Hydrocarbon Hope is the smallest model of BALL’s most iconic collection, perfect for an adventurer who is looking for conquering unknown horizons in the most extreme conditions. The streamlined and refined style of the dial makes the Hope a sporty and elegant watch that would not be out-of-place even in formal situations. The pink dial is in total harmony with the pink ceramic bezel and pink gas tube indexes for a delicate and aesthetic timepiece.
The numerals and the graduation on the ceramic bezel are coated with powerful Super LumiNova paint. Ceramic provides the bezel with exceptional resistance to corrosion, scratches and ultraviolet rays, all natural adversities a timepiece may have to face during an ascent. Other elements that underscore this collection’s reputation, the Engineer Hydrocarbon Hope is resistant to shocks of up to 5,000 Gs, protected against magnetic fields of an intensity of 4,800 A/m and water resistant up to a depth of 200 meters. The patented crown protection system is the final touch providing the wearer of the Engineer Hydrocarbon Hope with improved safety in managing time and complete freedom of action from submarine depths to the peaks of the Himalayas.
Chronometer certified, this timepiece is not only resistant to rough environments but will also keep great accuracy no matter the adventure. Its caliber BALL RR1101-C features the hours, minutes, sweep seconds and date functions. And because explorations don’t stop at sunset, the Engineer Hydrocarbon Hope features 18 micro gas tubes on its dial and hands. This state-of-the-art Swiss technology used on BALL watches requires no external source of light or energy while being up to 100 times more efficient than conventional luminous paints. The gas tubes on the dial are pink colored while the ones on the hour and second hands are yellow. A stainless steel bracelet and an anti-reflective sapphire crystal add the final touches to this chronometer that is ready for its next expedition.
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.