BALL Watch Company Trainmaster Endeavor Chronometer Watch Review
Monday - 22 July 2019
Ultimate explorer, Captain James Cook sailed his first voyage over 250 years ago. In 1768, the pioneer boarded the Endeavor to begin a daring expedition into the unknown. His courageous spirit and eagerness to see the world is celebrated by BALL Watch Company and the launch of their limited edition of 250 pieces– the Trainmaster Endeavor Chronometer.
Named after his ship, the Endeavor, BALL pay tribute to the Naval Officer and his vessel that initially set off on a quest to observe the transit of Venus across the sun. However, Cook’s intrigue, bravery and passion for areas of the world yet to be explored kept his mission of finding the hypothetical southern continent a secret. Reaching New Zealand the following year and Australia 365 days later, Cook became famous for his findings that help form the world’s identity; a relentless explorer that is etched along with his ship on the stainless steel caseback of the limited edition.
The Trainmaster Endeavor Chronometer takes inspiration from Captain Cook’s “Harrison Chronmeter Nr.4” itself; an essential piece of equipment that the explorer relied upon during his challenging expeditions. The white enamel dial, mix of Roman and Arabic numerals and ocean blue sleek hands are influenced by his grand pocket watch. Cook’s signature at 6 o’clock ensures the uniqueness of the elegant design complimenting the BALL sign at 12 and the RR counterweight that nods to their relationship with American railroads.
Adding to BALL’s legacy of successfully conquering darkness the Trainmaster Endeavor Chronometer features 14 micro gas tubes. Light energy is released when H3 gas molecules strike the internal coloured surface of the tubes. As Cook would have used the stars for guidance BALL wearer’s can look to their wrist reading time clearly in restricted lighting. Also, known for their precision the stainless steel case houses the chronometer certified Swiss-made automatic BALL RR1101-C movement that has been rigorously tested to guarantee high accuracy.
BALL brings an elegant interpretation of what can only be described as fearless exploration. His bold character and fascination of the unknown, going to the corners of the Earth yet to be discovered in the 18th Century, Cook is a courageous explorer celebrated by the limited edition of 250 pieces.