In April, 1891, two trains collided head-on at the depot in Kipton, Ohio. The accident, in which several people died, became known as the Kipton Fast Mail train tragedy. It was obviously caused by the engineer’s slow watch.
For the tragedy like this not to happen ever again, Lake Shore and Michigan Southern Railroad made a decision to develop a special inspection system. It led to the creation of the Ball Time Service and introduction of standardized practices for pocket watch production. Soon Ball’name became synonymous with a high level of accuracy.
An elegant combination of history and technology, the new Ball Watch watch is proposed with a 39.5mm case, rendered in 18k/750 rose gold. At 3 o’clock it boasts a screwed-in massive winding crown. The front side of the case is shielded by an anti-reflective convex sapphire crystal. Its back part is also endowed with a convex sapphire glass. The case is built to be 50- meter water-resistant. Moreover, it is shock-resistant to 5000 Gs.
Housed in the new Ball Watch Trainmaster One Hundred Twenty watch is a grey or silver dial. It reveals rose gold indexes, pointed at by hour, minute and second hands. Both hour-markers and hands are equipped with 15 self-powered micro-gas tubes, which ensure the perfect night-time visibility. The date indication is arranged in the aperture at 3 o’clock. The display is controlled by an automatic caliber ETA 2892 movement.
A crocodile leather strap with a rose gold buckle completes the features of the new Ball Watch watch.