Someone within the Ball design division appears to have my quantity, as this new Ball Engineer M Pioneer has all the issues I like about their watches in a single place. Or, perhaps I’m simply one other sheep within the herd, and occur to love lots of issues folks like. Regardless, there’s one other new technical innovation hiding on this watch.
What innovation is that? Well, it’s the motion, one which goes by the identify Chronometer Manufacture Caliber RRM7309-S. Just rolls of the tongue, doesn’t it? That apart, it’s obtained some quite good tips up it’s sleeve, whether or not or not you’re tremendous in to the main points of the motion, reminiscent of:
- An accuracy vary of -2/+5 seconds per day
- A silicon steadiness spring
- 2,500 Gauss anti-magnetism
Now, the anti-magnetism isn’t something that new for the model, however it actually is helped by the presence of that silicon steadiness spring (all of the cool children are utilizing them today, it appears). All within the identify of accuracy, which is the place Ball (and the railroad watches) began out. For us, today, it’s that chronometer score that’s the vital bit, with the watch holding pretty correct over the course of the month, supplied you retain it wound and operating inside it’s 80-hour energy reserve.
While I do like a very good energy reserve, for me, the Ball Engineer M Pioneer hits on styling. I’ve grown accustomed to their bracelets, and dial-wise, you’ve obtained that clear format with the three-hander, and loads of tritium tubes. They’ve been doing extra with the “rainbow” association, and we’re engaged on getting one in to see in particular person (however yeah, that’s the format I’d order). All of it’s tucked right into a 40mm case (simply 13mm thick) which is a really versatile measurement, and my eyes actually respect the cyclops on the date window. Well, even when they didn’t, it’s a element I prefer to see on a watch, and one thing that I’ve grow to be a fan of, although it may be divisive.
You’ve solely obtained 1,000 items being made (I presume it’s of every selection) so that you’re not more likely to run throughout one other within the wild. There’s so much to love right here on this watch (at the very least for me), and it provides you an alternative choice within the wider Ball catalog. Pre-order pricing places it at $3,149, a reduction of $550 off of the MSRP. You can try the main points, and pre-order your personal, over at ballwatch.ch
Tech Specs from Ball
- LIMITED EDITION: 1000
- WEIGHT: Approx. 180g
- Automatic BALL Manufacture caliber RRM7309-S
- Chronometer licensed COSC
- 80 hours Power Reserve, 28,800vph
- SIZE (CASE): Ø 40mm, peak 13mm
- WATER RESISTANCE: 100m/330ft
- ANTI-MAGNETISM: 2,500 Gauss
- MICRO GAS TUBES: 51 micro gasoline tubes on hour, minute and second palms and dial for night time studying functionality
- FUNCTIONS: Hours, minutes, sweep seconds and magnified date
- CASE MATERIAL
- 904L stainless-steel
- Sapphire crystal clear case again
- Amortiser® patented anti-shock system
- CROWN: Screwed-in crown
- CRYSTAL: Anti-reflective sapphire crystal
- DIAL COLOR: Blue, Green, or Black
- BRACELET: 904L stainless-steel bracelet
- LUG WIDTH: 20mm
- LUG TO LUG: Approx. 46.6mm
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