Guillaume Néry, who repeatedly set the world record for the constant weight sector in free diving and won the 2011 world championship. Since joining the BALL Explorer Club in 2006, he has inspired BALL to use its watchmaking skills. Expertise, dedicated to the development of a series of professional diving timepieces. In the past, diving watches of the brand were all included in the Engineer Master II series, but this time the exception, because of the new Engineer Hydrocarbon DeepQUEST model, the best watchmaking technology has been assembled, making this explorer watch naturally fit into Part of the Engineer Hydrocarbon series with the latest breakthroughs.
▲ Engineer Hydrocarbon DeepQUEST automatic series
Titanium material / ETA 2892 automatic movement / hour, minute, second, date display / sapphire crystal mirror / waterproof 3000 meters / diameter 43mm / price: NT $ 109,000 (stainless steel strap model)
Swimming freely with dolphins, exploring the deepest underwater canyons in the world, and diving under the ice are just some of Guillaume Néry’s achievements. In his mind, these dreams were realized because of the existence of the ocean. For Guillaume Néry, who loves the sea world, the diving watch is the only companion who accompanies him to set out to explore the oceans around the world. The only untapped area on the planet, the ocean, is the cradle of life on Earth, and may provide humans with an unprecedented wealth of ecosystems.
The waterproofness of the new Engineer Hydrocarbon DeepQUEST has been increased to 3,000 meters, and watchmaking engineers have created amazing new technologies, pushing their professional skills to the highest level. It is possible to achieve this incredible waterproof performance thanks to the precise design of the case. The case of this watch is machined from a single piece of titanium and then fitted directly to the outer ring. This structure can reduce the chance of the joints between the watch case components being twisted under the effect of water pressure. The crown is another important point that affects water resistance. DeepQUEST’s crown locking system has been specially strengthened to prevent any water from entering the case after the crown is locked. In addition, the thickness of the anti-glare sapphire crystal glass is thickened to 5.3 mm, and an automatic helium release valve is added to form the last line of protection.
DeepQUEST’s titanium case and dial area are fully enlarged, and its streamlined design allows the wearer to quickly and clearly read the display on the watch, which is a basic function of any professional diving watch. The rotating chronograph outer ring is equipped with a new patented SafetyDIVE® chronograph setting device, which allows it to adjust the dive time to a precision of half a minute. One-way rotation prevents accidental shifting of the outer ring of the chronograph. Built-in ETA 2892 mechanical machine, the core is certified by the Swiss Observatory, resulting in high accuracy. This Swiss technology is the hallmark of all watches in the BALL brand, ensuring perfect brightness. Without any external light source or energy source lighting, the self-luminous miniature gas lamp emits light 100 times brighter than traditional luminous paint.
The gradually narrowing strap is made of stainless steel and titanium. It is equipped with a patent-registered ‘triple folding’ buckle and ‘extension system’, meaning that even if the wearer is underwater, the watch can be easily Wear and securely fit your wrist. Loyal to the strong characteristics of its series, DeepQUEST has shock resistance performance of 7,500Gs impact test, and antimagnetic performance of 4,800A / m. In addition to the fully waterproof case design, a diving-specific signal buoy is also included with the watch, in order to create a set of diving reference tools for underwater exploration.
With unparalleled durability and ruggedness, unprecedented waterproof performance, extreme shock resistance and magnetic resistance, even in the harshest environments, it remains absolutely reliable and accurate. Engineer Hydrocarbon DeepQUEST is undoubtedly the most striking top-level masterpiece. Today, BALL continues to follow the established route, with a firm conviction as the main advocate for the evolution of watchmaking.