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Telling a proud story of heritage and impeccable watchmaking, Ball Watch Co. is commemorating 130 years of an ever-lasting tradition with the release of a stunning limited edition timepiece inspired by one of the brand’s vintage pocket watches from the early 20th century. This commemorative timepiece captures Ball’s watchmaking ethos with various beautiful touches on every aspect of the watch.
The Ball Trainmaster is powered by the COSC-certified Chronometer Ball RR1105-C automatic movement, which is based on an ETA 2892-2, and modified to have a sub second display at 6’o’clock position. Ball puts an emphasis on accuracy under adverse conditions. So while they are from the dress collection they are made to be tough withstanding.
|Ball Trainmaster Railroad Standard 130 Years - Ltd Ed 999pcs Ref. NM3888D-S4CJ-WH|
The Trainmaster Railroad Standard Ref. NM3888D-S4CJ-WH - Ltd Ed has a unique case design. The slim and attractive polished case gives the watch a sense of quality. If you are familiar with vintage watches, one will instantly notice the vintage design cues of the watch. Measuring 40mm, the stainless steel case with a unique downward curving lugs helps in wearing comfort. To top it up, the Trainmaster uses a boxed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment for added toughness and vintage charm. It even comes with an exhibition caseback for one to admire the mechanical movement at work.
The screw down crown at 3 is engraved with Ball's “RR” logo. Making this a good 30m water resistant, more than enough for everyday wear.
|Vintage watch inspired case with sapphire crystal|
The Trainmaster Railroad Standard Ref. NM3888D-S4CJ-WH - Ltd Ed has a simple and classic dial that speaks class. The white enamel dial is a beautiful pure white, with beautiful snailing done on the sub-second dial at the bottom. At the tip of the arabic indexes are each with an embedded tritium tube. Drawing inspiration from a Montgomery design of a vintage Ball vintage pocket watch, the outer track features striking red and black numerals synonymous with designs that came to popularity during the 20th century intended to increase readability.
One of the unique aspects of the Ball watches is their use of tritium gas tubes. The tubes have tritium gas inside which is radioactive, emitting electrons which react with a phosphor layer that coats the inside of the tube. The result is a constant emission of light. No more charging them by external light sources like conventional SuperLuminova. The Ball Trainmaster uses 14 X T-25 tubes, one per hour marker and one per hand. Hours 1 – 11 and hands all glow green, while 12 is in orange/red for easy identification in the dark.
|14 micro gas tubes on hour and minute hands and dial for night reading capability|
The Trainmaster Railroad Standard Ref. NM3888D-S4CJ-WH - Ltd Ed comes presented on a 20mm stainless steel bracelet, built with slender polished links interconnecting brushed links, secured with a folding buckle for a classy and comfortable feel on the wrist.
Limited to 999 pieces worldwide, the Trainmaster Railroad Standard Ref. NM3888D-S4CJ-WH - Ltd Ed is certainly for someone who is looking for a dress watch which is tough enough for everyday use. The vintage design cues on the dial and case coupled with the boxed sapphire crystal gives the watch the vintage charm most watch collectors will be familiar with. With superb luminosity and well finished case and construction this watch rates highly in value for money.