The American watchmaker, Ball Watch, offers a limited edition model which celebrates both BMW’s 100-year anniversary and Ball’s 125-year anniversary. This special timepiece can be pre-ordered at an exclusive price via http://shop.ballwatch.ch/bmw until August 31.
Ball for BMW TMT Chronometer Watch is offered at a quite competitive pre-order price of $1,999 which is almost 50% of its eventual retail price which will be $3,699 in December 2016. Furthermore, fans can choose desired production numbers and they can also customize the new BMW TMT Chronometer with or without the BMW logo on its black dial. La Chaux-de-Fonds-based manufacturer also offers options of personalized name engraving on the transparent case back. Pre-ordered shipments can be expected between November and December 2016.
The eye-catching Ball watch houses a sporty, yet elegant case stainless steel case with DLC (Diamond-like Carbon) coating which measures 44mm in diameter and 13.25mm in thickness. DLC coating offers amazing hardness, low friction, high resistance to wear, and even electrical insulation. The case is constructed to provide water resistance up to 100 meters (about 330 feet). The front side of the watch is protected with an anti-reflective sapphire crystal, while the case back also features sapphire, which was quite suitable for exposing a certified chronometer movement.
The watch is powered by the caliber BALL RR1601-C automatic movement which is only 5.10mm thick with the addition of the module’s temperature-measuring coil. Underneath the front sapphire glass lies a sleek, black dial surface with blue details and a grille-style dial texture, consisting of only two references: one for Fahrenheit and the other one for Celsius.
The exceptional newcomer boasts a patented mechanical thermometer that we have already seen on some other Ball pieces. The thermometer which was developed and patented by Ball Watch Co. measures environment temperatures between -31°F (-35°C) and 113°F (45°C) to accuracy of decent 97 percent. The thermometer display which indicates its information in increments of 5°C is situated at the 6 o’clock position and recalls the speedometer gauge of a BMW dashboard.
The Ball for BMW TMT Chronometer is also tooled with the brand’s patented anti-shock “Amortiser” system and is antimagnetic to 4,800A/m. Just like other Ball models, it features glowing tritium tubes (14 in total).
The last, but not the least, the new Ball for BMW TMT Chronometer is teamed up with a latex strap which offers a magnificent degree of comfort.