2020 ushered in many of unexpected tendencies, from the poor (the sudden surge in the prevalence of toilet paper) into the not-so-bad (pajama day daily for all those people working from home). From the area of horology, 1 trend I certainly didn’t see coming was that the resurgence of this rainbow. This year we have seen the launch of rainbow dial watches in the likes of Breitling the Mido, but we have also seen whole multi-hued lineups from manufacturers such as NOMOS and Rolex. 2020 seems to be the entire year to forget about finely sampling out of the colour wheel and head right to the buffet. The BALL replica Watch Engineer III Marvelight Chronometer Special Caring Edition NM2028C-S29C-BK (do not worry, I will stick with Marvelight out on out) fully embraces the rainbow renaissance, but unlike the watches over, once the lights go out, the Marvelight really shines.
BALL Replica Watch is famous for its usage of both tritium tubes to supply amazing illumination and, in this scenario, using 27 micro gas tubes of various colours on the dial and hands produces a bacchanalian setting on the wrist once the sun goes down. This particular edition was made in reaction to this COVID-19 pandemic in a bid to give support for the ones which are especially vulnerable in this catastrophe. For every single limited-edition piece bought during the pre requisite interval, $300 USD is going to be given to the Salvation Army.
Following a significant train crash in Ohio as a result of inaccuracy of an engineer’s opinion led to eight deaths, Webster Clay Ball was exploited to set precision time criteria for watches employed by railroad employees — an event that ignited a lifelong vision to create the most precise and robust watches potential. The BALL Watch of now maintains the custom of producing robust tool watches which highlight shock immunity, anti-magnetism, water resistance, legibility, and timekeeping.
In addition to their fantastic sport replica watches, Ball mens replica watches makes some cool dress pieces as well. The new Trainmaster Standard Time is an excellent example and comes with a very reasonable price in 18k rose gold. So why “Standard Time?” Today, we take our synchronized time for granted. Prior to 1883 however, that was something that didn’t exist. It’s been 130 years since the United States adopted Standard Time and the railroads consolidated 70 different time zones into the four we have today. It was also around that time that a jeweler by the name of Webster Clay Ball decided to utilize the signals emitted by the US Naval Observatory, setting the chronometers in his display window by the signal. This eventually led to Ball’s official involvement with the railroads, and brings us to the soon-to-be released replica watch that celebrates that 1883 milestone.
The replica watch in question is the Ball Trainmaster Replica Watch, it’s no mystery how they arrived at that name. Presented in an 18k rose gold case, this Trainmaster is quite a beauty. The white enamel dial, with its stylized numerals and small seconds, definitely calls to mind (for me, at least) an earlier era in replica watches. However, the case itself measures in at just under 40mm (39.5mm, to be precise), and it houses Ball’s RR1105-C certified COSC movement, so this is truly a modern replica watch.
Of course, it wouldn’t be a Ball replica watch if we didn’t see some tritium on the piece. At first glance, you might think the only gas tubes showing up are on the blued hands. Which, if that’s all there were, would be a nice addition for a dressier piece like this, but it wouldn’t quite hold up to the standard of nighttime visibility that Ball has established. They’ve also incorporated the tritium lighting in the pips at each of the hour markers. This is something I’m really a fan of. Oftentimes with the tritium tubes, you’re limited to “chunkier” designs, given how the tubes are normally oriented. Here, with the Trainmaster Standard Time, Ball created a great way to include the illumination while preserving the dress style of the piece (and it’s something that’s present in all of the Trainmaster lineup).
While this particular replica watch doesn’t look like it’s as robust as some of their other models, Ball has built it in a way that should allow it to handle just about anything you’d throw at this replica watch – or at least activities you’d have a replica watch of this style paired to. It carries a water resistance rating of 100m, and it’s shock resistant to a limit of 5,000 Gs. Combine that with the convex sapphire crystals front and back, and you’ve got a durable replica watch ready for your day-to-day activities.