Hello, handsome. This latest from Ball is an impressive chrono with enough lime to light up your entire building. It’s a pretty standard piece – you’ve got a COSC-certified automatic caliber BALL RR1402-C and a locking crown – but, Ball being Ball – it’s covered with lume.
It comes in multiple styles including a blue-faced version on rubber strap and a massive black bezeled model with a bracelet. All of them have a Day-Date window.
From the release:
Combining engineering and aesthetics, the Engineer Hydrocarbon NEDU appears as a striking, powerful and characterful chronograph. All aspects of this timepiece have been designed for professional divers for whom each second may be of crucial importance. Particular attention has been paid to the rotating bezel and its ergonomic contours, ensuring precise handling even when wearing diving gloves. The bezel’s unidirectional rotation avoids the dire consequences that could result from any accidental movement when monitoring underwater time and decompression stops. Designed in chromed pure ceramic, the bezel is exceptionally resistant to corrosion, scratches and ultraviolet rays. Additionally, the oversized numerals and graduation are immediately legible for full visibility. A pioneer in ceramic processing, BALL Watch again uses its innovative application process to adhere powerful, luminous paint on the ceramic bezel indications.
Another specific feature of this model includes two chamfers cut into the case flange supporting the bezel; they act as drains to facilitate the outflow of any water that may become lodged between these components. This ingenious addition conceived by BALL Watch also helps combat any possible corrosion effect. The Engineer Hydrocarbon NEDU is protected from shocks with a force of up to 7,500Gs and magnetic fields to an intensity of 4,800A/m. All these protection measures and systems make this a truly robust chronograph.
This beast is available now for $4,499 and I’m pretty much in love. We’ll have a hands on shortly.