The new Ball for BMW TMT Chronometer watch incorporates the mechanical thermometer seen on some other Ball Watch 43mm Replica timepieces while remaining very consistent within the Ball for BMW family. It also shows in various ways how Ball is responding to the details and specs enthusiasts want, as well as adapting to the online retail reality. With a very cool looking piece that’ll please fans, Ball is sweetening the pot with an early preorder that allows you to get the limited-edition Ball for BMW TMT Chronometer watch for almost 50% of its eventual retail price.
Ball’s Temperature Measurement technology (TMT) refers to a proprietary module added to, we believe, the ETA 2892 automatic movement for this watch, now called the BALL RR1601-C. Ball explains that its system which uses a “spiral bimetallic thermometer” is more accurate than thermometers on watches that came before it, and claims to be able to measure the environment’s temperature from –31°F to 113°F (–35°C to 45°C), with an accuracy of 97%, or a “precision range of within +10°F.” Ball notes the engineering challenge of keeping the movement 5.1mm thick with the addition of the module’s temperature-measuring coil. Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem like this part of the movement is viewable through the display caseback, though it makes sense that you would want it closer to the dial and away from the wrist.
We have seen this technology (and layout, including the date window at 1 o’clock), for instance, in the Ball Watches My Offer Replica Trainmaster Kelvin watch (reviewed here by Patrick Kansa). Temperature always seemed like a cool thing to be able to reference from one’s wrist to me, but I have wondered how it might be affected by body heat. It should at least be fun to see the hand move as you go inside or outside, as well as to point to your wrist as you complain about the weather.
aBlogtoWatch has been enthusiastic about the Ball Watches Movements Replica for BMW line from early on, and it is nice to see a well-executed design continuity develop across the range. I consider it to be successful at evoking a sleek, modern automotive vibe. There have been a chronograph, a power reserve, a GMT, and a couple of basic three-hand-plus-date watches, all limited editions and all COSC chronometer-certified, just like this one.
Anti-reflective sapphire crystal up front, of course, and the caseback is also sapphire, which seems only appropriate for viewing a certified chronometer movement. For durability, the New Ball Watches 2015 Replica for BMW TMT Chronometer Ball also includes the brand’s patented anti-shock “Amortiser” system and is antimagnetic to 4,800A/m. It would hardly be a Ball watch without the use of glowing tritium tubes they are known for – here, 14 of them in use. That’s a lot of enthusiasts’ boxes checked.
The hands are rather elegant, and remind me of their palms used at the JLC Master Ultrathin. This is, needless to say, that the “RR” logo. It’s quite elegant.It’s not at all obvious from wearing the watch, but those tritium tubes substantially increase the thickness of the hands.Those palms are paired with those alluring “tooth” hour markers, each carrying their own tritium tube. Such as the hands, these are angled in order to catch and reflect light away from the watch, which generates an attractive comparison. Here, for instance, you can view 1 side of nearly all of the markers representing the blue sky.Speaking of tritium, Ball utilized a green and yellow comparison to the Red Label. Personally, I’d love to have noticed the cooler reddish tritium tubes, given that the namesake, but that does seem good as well. The hands and 12:00 markers utilize yellowish, which provides great readability in the nighttime. Here the 3:00 is pointing up, and the marker is reduced in size due to the day/date screen. And, unlike traditional lume, this will not die out immediately. Unless that nighttime is 20 years long. It goes without mentioning that it requires no “cost” to glow bright.he situation is an elegant and understated all-polished design. I especially like how the angle of this bezel matches that of the domed crystal, making the crystal seem a lot more curved than it really is.hat crystal, by the way, is AR coated double curved sapphire.he Ball features a screw down crown to match its own 100 meter water resistance rating. Instead, I actually like instances that feature an all polished layout because they tend to be the easiest to touch up down the road.In lieu of a display caseback, Ball offers a cool locomotive theme.
This Ball Watch Under 1000 Replica for BMW TMT Chronometer watch comes in a black DLC-coated, 100m-water-resistant, 44mm by 13.25mm steel case on a latex strap. While some other BMW models came with a couple variations of dial color and case finishing, the Ball for BMW TMT Chronometer has a black dial with blue accents and a grille-like dial texture, consisting of only two references: one for Fahrenheit and one for Celsius. Happily, though, among some other available customizations, you can order with or without the BMW logo on the dial as part of the promotion.
We are accustomed to seeing small independent brands and startups using crowdfunding platforms with preorder discounts to fund projects. Retailers that have exclusive limited editions from larger brands use the preorder model sometimes also, but this approach from an established Swiss company like Ball Watch 2012 Price List Replica seems very progressive. When Ariel discussed the Ball for BMW GMT (hands-on) recently, he referred to Ball’s retail strategy as the future of the watch industry (see that article for further discussion).
Limited to 1,000 pieces, the Ball Pocket Watch 999b Replica for BMW TMT Chronometer is available for preorder until August 31, 2016. When ordering, one can opt for a dial with or without the BMW logo, choose from available production numbers, and personalize the caseback with an engraving. Preorder price is US$1,999, and full retail price will be US$3,699. We look forward to more like this from Ball. ballwatch.com