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Ball Trainmaster Eternity

Published by in Ball on June 29th, 2012 | No Comments »

A classy classic Ball Trainmaster for you :-)

A petit(ish) 39.5mm in stainless steel, it has an AR-coated sapphire crystal and is water resistant to 30 meters.

Shock resistant to 5,000 G’s. You’d be well dead before the watch was!

Movement is the automatic ETA caliber 2836.

Rather nice!

Ball Trainmaster Worldtime Chronograph

Ball certainly make some very nice watches.

It’s a shame they aren’t more generally available here in Australia (and the one outlet I did go into, in Melbourne, was utterly and completely useless. But that’s another story!).

Here’s one more that may never reach these shores, but we can live vicariously through the press release instead :-)

[Press Release] In 2010, BALL Watch Company was the premier watchmaker to present the first mechanical movement including a day and date function combined with a 24-hour time zone display. The “Engineer Master II Diver Worldtime” and “Trainmaster Worldtime” models were the first BALL timepieces to have a caliber with this new module developed specially in our workshops.

To provide watches that can operate at the same time in the four corners of the globe for inveterate travellers and businessmen off to conquer the world, BALL Watch Company decided to extend its collection of a new model housing its universal time display module. In this way, BALL is offering a new tool that is able to display at any given moment the common denominator of all human beings, namely the passage of time and the value that each man and woman places on it.

In its absolute respect for the values of precision, reliability and tradition of the “Trainmaster” series, the Worldtime Chronograph thus provides a worthy addition to the BALL watches combining a day and date function with the time display in the 24 hour zones. Grafted onto an automatic ETA 7750 movement, a special module drives a disk engraved with the names of the planet’s main metropolises rotating automatically in the reverse direction to the hands, so that it simultaneously indicates the time in 24 different geographic zones. In this way, BALL Watch has relaunched the attraction for its chronograph range, ever a timeless watchmaking complication and one of the functions unanimously appreciated by mechanical timepiece aficionados. The Trainmaster Worldtime Chronograph therefore delivers the perfect combination of these two accomplished watchmaking complications.

The first of our chronographs to be fitted with this technical innovation, this new model also incorporates all the features for which BALL watches are renowned. The first of these, the iconic signature of our brand, is the watch’s perfect legibility even in the dark thanks to the addition of 15 micro-tubes filled with 3H gas on the hands and the dial. This state-of-the-art Swiss technology means a BALL watch wearer never loses sight of the notion of time, day or night, wherever he or she may be.

Water-resistant to 50 meters and certified shock resistant up to 5,000Gs, the Trainmaster Worldtime Chronograph ably combines strength with streamlined elegance and restrained design. Available with a white or black dial, the stainless steel case can be affixed to the wrist using a crocodile leather band. An anti-reflective sapphire crystal and screw-in crown add the final demanding touches to this exceptional chronograph.

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.

Technical Specifications

Model Number: CM2052D-LJ-BK
Movement: Automatic caliber BALL 352
15 micro gas tubes on hour, minute, second hands and dial for night reading capability
Chronograph with accumulated time measurement up to 12 hours
World Time display
Shock resistant to 5,000Gs
Water resistant to 50m/160ft
Hours, minutes, subsidiary seconds, day and date

Stainless steel
Ø 42mm, height 13.7mm
Anti-reflective sapphire crystal
Sapphire crystal case back
Screwed-in crown

Band: Crocodile leather strap with standard buckle
Dial: Black or white

Bracelet: Bracelet en crocodile avec boucle à ardillon
Cadran: Noir ou blanc

Ball Trainmaster Eternity

Is it Saturday the 28th or Sunday 28th?

Nobody seems to know.

Ball needs answers!

Don’t let confusion over what day it is put you off though (I have that challenge every day), the Ball Trainmaster Eternity is a fine looking – albeit a fairly ‘standard’ piece.

Measuring 39.5mm in stainless steel, it has an AR-coated sapphire crystal and is water resistant to 30 meters.

Movement is the Swiss automatic ETA caliber 2836 with 25 jewels.

MSRP is $2,099 on bracelet, $1,999 on alligator leather strap.

Now, where am I … ?

Ball Trainmaster Celsius

Published by in Ball on August 13th, 2011 | 1 Comment »

I love this limited edition Ball Trainmaster Celcius.

It looks great, but the coolest part for me is the integrated mechanical thermometer!

This part has been both developed and patented by Ball themselves, and is 97% accurate between -35°C to +45°C. Wow.

Ball haven’t just done this because they can though; the watch is actually a tribute to Anders Celcius – inventor of the eponymous temperature scale.

As such, the watch features a portrait of Celcius on the caseback.

The watch itself is a 41mm stainless steel piece and features an automatic mechanical movement.

In addition to the temperature gauge, it comes equipped with 15 micro gas tubes on the hour, minute, second hands and dial for low-light/night reading capability.

The piece comes on a black crocodile strap.

Chances of nabbing one are slim – only 310 will be made – and you should get behind me in the queue :-)

No word on price yet.

Ball Trainmaster One Hundred Twenty

Published by in Ball on May 22nd, 2011 | No Comments »

To celebrate 120 years of keeping the trains running on time (err, sort of), Ball have released the Trainmaster One Hundred Twenty.

This special edition will cost you somewhere around $8000 to own, so this might be one for true Ball fans perhaps (stop smirking!).

For your 8 grand you’ll be getting: a 39.5mm rose gold case; a sunray pattern dial (in silver or grey color) with 15 micro gas tubes on the hour, minute and second hands; an ETA 2892 automatic mechanical movement; 50m water resistance; a screw-in crown and a crocodile strap with rose gold buckle.

Out now.

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