BALL Roadmaster Marine GMT Limited Edition Watch Review

BALL Roadmaster Marine GMT Limited Edition Watch Review

The brand that once ran America’s railroads now equips a world of explorers with high functioning, robust and intelligent luxury watches for a life of bravery and adventure. Their objective continues with the release of their new BALL Roadmaster Marine GMT watch collection, a design that makes history as the world’s first GMT watch with day and date function. Engineered from lightweight and tough titanium, powered by a COSC certified movement, and equipped with BALL’s legendary micro gas tube technology, we’re not sure there is a better GMT timepiece out there to explore the elements.

Limited to 1,000 pieces each, there are currently six variations of the BALL Roadmaster Marine GMT watch to choose from. The first pair feature a blue-red bezel with either a black or blue dial, the second shows off a black-blue bezel with black or blue dial, and the third, a black-green bezel with a choice of a black or green dial. The handsome-coloured bezels are crafted from ceramic, a material renowned for its scratch resistance, long-lasting colour and defiance to ultra-violet rays. Below it, a 40mm high-grade strength titanium case delivers a lightweight wearing experience and incredible durability.

For an adventurer, every second counts and BALL has ensured quick delivery of comfort and functionality in every aspect of the BALL Roadmaster Marine GMT watch. The GMT movement module allows three time zones to be tracked simultaneously, with the first controlled using two patented quick-set buttons to calibrate the GMT hand instead of having to turn the main crown. The button at 8H moves the GMT hand backward while the 10H button moves it forward. Meanwhile, the main three hands reveal local time while the bi-directional bezel displays time back home. The function is powered by a modified Sellita calibre named the BALL RR1203-C, it promises a power reserve of 38 hours and has undergone strict testing by the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC) to achieve its chronometer certification.

In typical BALL fashion, each BALL Roadmaster Marine GMT watch comes equipped with the brand’s legendary micro gas tube technology. We have no doubt that followers of the brand will already be familiar with it, but for those new to them, the self-powered micro gas tubes provide a luminosity 100 times brighter than markings using standard luminous paints. They do not need recharging from the sun and do not affect battery life, or in this case, your power reserve and will last up to 25 years. The BALL Roadmaster Marine GMT Limited Edition watches boast a total of 28 micro gas tubes on the dial at each hour marker, on the main hour hand, the seconds hand and GMT hand. The ceramic bezel has also been treated to a Superluminova coating for optimal legibility in total darkness.

The package is completed by a classic stainless steel bracelet fitted with a butterfly buckle, but you can also purchase additional rubber and military textile straps for an instant change in aesthetics. Retailing at £2,480.40, the entire BALL Roadmaster Marine GMT Limited Edition watch collection is available to pre-order now at Jura Watches with a release date expected around June 2020. Head over to the Jura Watches website today to pre-order yours with interest free finance and free delivery available.

Specifications: BALL Roadmaster Marine GMT Watches (DG3030B-SCJ-BK, DG3030B-SCJ-BE, DG3030B-S1CJ-BK, DG3030B-S1CJ-BE, DG3030B-S2C-BK, DG3030B-S2C-GR)

  • Case Size: 40mm
  • Case Material: High-grade titanium
  • Bezel: Bi-directional, ceramic
  • Glass: Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment
  • Crown: Screw in
  • Case Back: Exhibition, sapphire crystal
  • Water Resistance: 200 metres
  • Anti-magnetism: 4,800A/m
  • Shock Resistance: 5,000Gs
  • Movement: BALL RR1203-C automatic winding
  • COSC: Yes
  • Functions: Hours, minutes, sweep second, day date, three time zone indication with patented quick set mechanism
  • Power Reserve: 38 hours
  • Dial: Green, blue or black with 28 micro gas tubes
  • Strap: Stainless steel bracelet
  • Buckle: Butterfly
  • RRP: £2,480.40
  • Limited Edition: 1,000 pieces
  • Release Date: June-July 2020

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