It’s been proven time and time again that the watchmaking industry and the automobile industry are a perfect match. Collaborations between the two have produced some of the most divine timepieces in the world. The Limited Edition TMT Ball for BMW is a result of one such collaboration. These two companies, famed for their attention to detail and expertise, came together to produce not one but an entire series of impeccable timepieces.
Shock protection is equally as important to the art of watchmaking as it is to the art of automobile making. In their collaboration pieces with BMW, Ball incorporated their Amortiser System. This state of the art, patented, technology completely protects the watch’s movement against the damaging effects of shock.
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Mimicking the crisp light that flows from the headlights of these driving machines, this timepiece uses encapsulated H3 gas in micro tubes to illuminate the face. This technology is self-sustainable for upward of 20 years without requiring any recharge. The Ball for BMW timepieces also includes yet another innovative of technology. The BALL Caliber 9018 is a state of the art mechanical thermometer that measures the outside temperature with pinpoint accuracy. This is the only timepiece thermometer of its kind.
The intricacies of this watch are however only one of its endearing qualities, the aesthetics are equally as impressive. The TMT is encased in stainless steel with a DLC coating, giving it smooth yet striking lines. The front and rear lenses are both done in anti-reflective sapphire crystal. The strap comes in rubberized leather with a standard buckle; this simple design keeps the focal point exactly where it should be, on the face. Located inside the temperature gauge at 6 o’clock is the BMW emblem. This serves as a constant reminder of the epic partnership that produced such a top notch time piece.
Each addition to the Ball for BMW series is completely uncased and individually tested for 15 days, in 5 positions, and at three different temperatures. The same treatment was given to all 1,000 TMT modules. Aside from guaranteeing the utmost quality this ensures that the timepiece each customer receives is both aesthetically and intricately perfect.
- Automatic caliber BALL 9018, chronometer certified COSC
- 14 micro gas tubes on hour and minute hands and dial for night reading capacity
- Thermometric indication (range: from – 40°C to 50°C / – 40°F to 122°F)
- Patented Amortiser® anti-shock system
- Anti-magnetic to 4,800A/m
- Water resistant to 100m/330ft
- Hours, minutes, sweep seconds and date
- Stainless steel with DLC coating
- Ø44mm, height 13,25mm
- Anti-reflective sapphire crystal
- Sapphire crystal case back
- Screwed-in crown
- Rubberized leather strap with standard buckle
- Celsius or Fahrenheit scale available
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