THE ROADMASTER RAFFLES:
CELEBRATE THE PAST, ENVISION THE FUTURE
Ball Watch releases limited edition luxury timepiece to pay tribute to the nation’s 200 years of growth and progress
Two centuries. Over 73000 days. A short span in the whole of human history but long enough to nurture the rich and vibrant essence of Singapore. Introducing the Roadmaster Raffles, a limited edition to commemorate the bicentennial anniversary of Sir Stamford Raffles’ arrival in the Lion City. The 40mm streamlined case features a day-date automatic movement, micro gas tube luminosity and a red color bezel that pays homage to the nation’s flag. Advanced engineering to bridge the past and the future.
Available in only 200 pieces to signify the 200 years since the country’s founding in 1819, this timepiece imbues key trademarks of our little red dot and provides high accuracy, legibility and robustness even in the harshest conditions.
Drawing inspiration from Singapore’s national flag, the Roadmaster Raffles comes with a classy red bezel, a first in BALL Watch’s history, along with green gas tubes. The transparent caseback, emblazoned with the iconic pose of Sir Stamford Raffles, completes the uniquely localised design.
“We are extremely proud of what we have produced to celebrate this momentous occasion,” said Daniel Alioth, Chief Operating Officer of Ball Watch Company. “As a brand focused on exploration and growth, we were inspired by the Singapore’s rise from its third-world status into one of the leading economies in the region and wanted to create a timepiece befitting of this achievement.”
With the automatic calibre BALL RR1102 as the featured chronograph movement in this exquisite timepiece, the Roadmaster Raffles also comes equipped with a uni-directional rotating aluminium bezel with micro gas tube inset, anti-reflective sapphire crystal, as well as a patent-protected screwed-in crown design.
Its 29 proprietary self-powered micro gas tubes located on the dial, bezel, and its hour, minute and second hands provide seamless night reading capabilities. Manufactured by innovative Swiss laser technology and requiring no external energy source, these gas tubes provide superior brightness (up to 100 times brighter than the luminescent paint commonly used in the watch industry) with a lifespan of over 25 years. Coupled with its anti-magnetic (to 4,800A/m) and water resistant (up to 200m) properties, the Roadmaster Raffles is a timepiece capable of enduring some of the harshest conditions in man’s pursuit of exploration.
The different features of the Roadmaster Raffles symbolise the level of technique and innovation attained by Ball Watch over its storied history, cementing its place as the gold standard in luxury timepieces perfect for exploration. Available only at selected BALL Watch retailers, every purchase of Roadmaster Raffles made before 18th August comes with a complimentary black rubber watch strap. Check out this commemorative piece at All Watches Bugis Junction and Wisma Atria today.
Roadmaster Raffles – Singapore Limited Edition
|Movement:||Automatic caliber BALL RR1102|
29 micro gas tubes on hour, minute, second hands, dial and bezel for night reading capability
Anti-magnetic to 4,800A/m
Water resistant to 200m/660ft.
Hours, minutes, sweep seconds, day and date
Ø 40mm, height 13.2mm
Uni-directional rotating aluminum bezel with micro gas tube inset
Anti-reflective sapphire crystal
Screwed-in crown with patented protection design
Transparent case back