In celebration of 135 years of standard time, BALL Watch Co. presents two limited edition timepieces: the 43mm Trainmaster Cannonball chronograph and the 40mm Trainmaster Standard Time 135th Anniversary. Inspired by Webb C. Ball’s official railroad standard watch, both models feature our remarkable micro gas tube luminosity, heritage aesthetics and enamel dials. Two timepieces that simultaneously honor tradition and meet the demands of today’s modern explorer.
Limited to 1,000 pieces each, the Trainmaster limited edition series is now available at an exclusive pre-order price until 27 June 2018.
Men of the railroad required robust tools built with practicality and durability in mind. Knowing this, Webb C. Ball designed watches that delivered instant and clear time reading. Our legacy of readability endures, as every hour is accompanied by a circular micro gas tube for strong luminosity and easy reading in darkness. The understated use of the gas tubes allows the railroad heritage to truly shine.
A TRUE MEASURE OF PRECISION.
While the two chronograph subdials on the Trainmaster Cannonball feature stunning detail, they allow for the measurement of up to 45 minutes. The dial at the 3 o’clock position counts elapsed seconds and the dial at 9 o’clock displays the accumulated minutes. And with the chronograph’s Arabic numerals harmonizing perfectly with the main dial, the timepiece delivers a strong all-around elegance. The Standard Time 135th Anniversary showcases a striking curved sapphire crystal and houses a polished ETA 2892 movement for utmost reliability.
A BEAUTIFUL LOOK AT HISTORY.
As part of the Trainmaster collection, both models are inspired by railroad pocket watches. The enamel dial gives the timepiece a striking identity, which is enhanced by the Arabic numerals that harken back to a bygone era. With sheer elegance, the poire squelette hands make it a pleasure to read the time of day, while the heritage-style crown offers easy operability. In celebrating an epic era, no details have been overlooked.
Although standard time modernized timekeeping, Webb C. Ball revolutionized it forever.
AN OBSESSION WITH PRECISION.
The implementation of standard time combined with Webb C. Ball’s watchmaking revolution led to safer train travel across a growing web of steel. At his death, he was the General Time Inspector for more than 125,000 miles of track in the United States, Canada and Mexico, having contributed more than any other man to official railroad timekeeping. His work has proven to be imperative, extraordinary and enduring.
PRE-ORDER NOW AT AN EXCLUSIVE PRICE.
Pre-order now at a limited-time price until 27 June 2018. Orders ship in September 2018, subject to Swiss product schedule and shipment. Officially available at full retail price beginning November 2018.
14 micro gas tubes on hour, minute hands and dial for night reading capability
Chronograph with accumulated measurement up to 45 minutes
Anti-magnetic to 4,800A/m
Water resistant to 50m/160ft
Hours, minutes and subsidiary seconds
STANDARD TIME 135 ANNIVERSARY MOVEMENT:
Automatic caliber BALL RR1101
15 micro gas tubes on hour, minute and second hands and dial for night reading capability
Anti-magnetic to 4,800A/m
Water resistant to 50m/160ft
Hours, minutes, sweep seconds and date
Cannonball Chronograph: Ø 43mm, height 14.80mm
Standard Time 135 Anniversary: Ø 40mm, height 10.30mm
Anti-reflective sapphire crystal
Sapphire crystal transparent case back
Stainless steel bracelet with folding buckle or calf leather strap with pin buckle
Cannonball Chronograph: Black or white or blue enamel
Standard Time 135 Anniversary: White enamel
FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS AND TERMS
Kindly note that BALL Watch Co. must receive full payment before accepting and processing the order.
VISA, MasterCard and American Express are accepted.
After online reservation, you will receive an email confirmation if your order is accepted.
Delivery will be made by September 2018 (subject to the Swiss production schedule and shipment) and will be made through the agreed-upon retailer near you or via direct shipment, subject to the country of destination.
Upon watch delivery from the Swiss office to your country, our local customer service representative will contact you on behalf of BALL Watch Co. to further discuss the watch delivery arrangements.
No cancellations or changes of order details or engraving will be accepted after 3 days of the purchase date.
General terms and conditions can be found at shop.ballwatch.ch. Different collection methods and service terms may apply to different countries. Please inquire of our local office for details.
BALL Watch Co. reserves all rights in case of any disputes.
Non-refundable handling charges may be charged by your bank when payment is made by a credit card.
PERSONALISED CASE BACK ENGRAVING
Only alphanumeric characters, spaces and punctuation are allowed.
Special characters, letters with accent marks and non-English letters will not be engraved.
Laser engraving is limited to one line and up to 10 characters for Cannonball Chronograph and 13 characters for Standard Time 135 Anniversary, including spaces.
All text is centred to fit the space.
Capital letters are suggested for easy legibility.
All engravings on the case back are performed according exactly to the confirmation email sent by BALL Watch Co., including upper and lower cases, spelling and spacing.