Basel 2014: Ball Watch
Ball watch is growing exponentially in the US, now with about 200 dealers and some prestigious ones such as Tourneau, Topper and Manfredi. Ball introduced a lot of new watches this year and we had a chance to see them at Basel and Paul Boutros took some great pictures for you.
The annual calendar with a great classic look: Price should be less around $4,000:
The Storm Chaser pro, with a white dial and a grey dial: $3299
The Celsius in gold with a mechanical thermometer that range from -35C to +40C. Limited edition of 600 with 100 for USA $8499
Limited edition Ball Doctors Without Borders, for the NGO with a pulsation dial. $1599
Engineer Pilot Master GMT, it is fitted with a ceramic bezel $2499
Fireman Racer DLC orange. DLC finished for $1700
One hundred fifty years ago, during the Civil War, the H.L. Hunley sank off the shores of Charleston, S.C. As one of the first submarines used in a military fashion, the Hunley represented innovation in a new age. Ball pays homage this year to the transport in its new Engineer Hydrocarbon Hunley. The stainless steel case measures 42mm in diameter and includes a unidirectional rotating bezel with luminous paint. The ceramic material utilized on the bezel allows resistance to corrosion, scratches and UV rays. The dial is black with Arabic numerals and a power reserve indicator located at 7 o’clock. In addition, the dial contains H3 micro-gas tubes, allowing greater visibility in the toughest situations. Finishing the timepiece, a tapered stainless steel bracelet with a Ball-patented triple folding buckle. $3899
Aviator III: $1999
Pulsometer Chronograph: $3999
BMW Three hands limited production, designed by Miss Magali Metrailler, (the former JLC designer) $3299
Pioneer: A great watch at $2499 with a beautiful suede strap.
Engineer II Marvelight: $1799
See also Ball Watch Forum Basel 2014 Report: Ball Watch
All pictures by Paul Boutros