BALL Trainmaster Moonlight Special (Limited Edition of 999 pieces)
The limited edition BALL Trainmaster Moonlight Special hearkens back to an era of luxury railroad travel. With a classic dial, it evokes the echoes of prestige that surrounded travelling the American railroads. A limited series of 999 pieces, the Moonlight Special is an instant classic.
The growing number of traveling businessmen in the late 1800s initially gave rise to sleeper cars that were little more than cots on the floor. The railroads quickly realized they could better serve their customers The world-famous Pullman cars set the standard: cherry wood lined the wall, the plush seats were illuminated by softly glowing oil lamps, and the car itself was mounted on a suspension for further comfort. Soon, overnight travel on the railroads was an indulgence in high demand. The best trains, like the Super Chief, Empire State Express and 20th Century Limited, were well-known to the public and viewed with much admiration.
The Trainmaster Moonlight Special is one of the most complicated BALL watches to date. Its timekeeping functions are enhanced with a triple calendar display while the chronograph records accumulated time up to 12 hours. The moon phase display and 24-hour indication are a clear nod to the legacy of travel. Lit by BALL gas tubes, the Trainmaster Moonlight Special is a worthy companion for explorers of all types.
Reference number: CM1036D-L1J-BK
Movement: Automatic calibre ETA 7751
Functions: Chronograph, accumulated measurement up to 12 hours; 24 hour indication and Moon Phase Display; Triple calendar; 15 micro gas tubes on hands and dial for night reading capability
Case: Stainless steel case, diameter 43mm, height 16mm; anti-reflective sapphire crystal, sapphire display case back; screwed-in crown, water-resistant to 50m; shock-resistant to 5,000Gs
Band: Stainless steel bracelet or crocodile leather strap
Dial: Black or white