Ball for BMW TimeTrekker: Blue or Black?

Between the blue and the black models, the Ball for BMW TimeTrekker with the blue dial stands out more and is easier to identify. This is especially so with its red accents: found on the 30, 45 and 60 numerals on the dial, the “200 metres” to indicate its water-resistance and most obviously, the red-tip sweep seconds hand. On the … More

The Wristwatch Handbook: An important reference

When I first thumbed through The Wristwatch Handbook and looked at the images, my initial fear was that it was going to be another cut-and-paste job. However, such a fear was totally unfounded. Once you begin reading what Ryan Schmidt has to share, the content value of what this book has to offer multiplies exponentially. For example, did you know … More

Porsche Cayenne S Platinum Edition: Luxury Comfort Class

Porsche’s Cayenne S Platinum Edition is about sporty functionality. This explains standard equipment such as eight-way leather sports seats with Alcantara seat centres from the Cayenne GTS, Power Steering Plus, front-and-rear Park-Assist, Porsche Communication System (PCM), the Connect Plus module and the BOSE Surround Sound System. No, the body of the Cayenne S Platinum Edition is not made of platinum … More

Ball Watch Engineer Master II Volcano: A Case Against Magnetism Part II

In addition to the Earth’s magnetic field, we face magnetic forces all around us daily. These magnetic forces can be from electrical appliances such as cellular phones, television sets, radios, microwave ovens, personal computers and iPads, what may be termed “electrosmog”. As the accuracy of a mechanical watch can be easily affected by magnetic fields that we are exposed to, … More

Ball Watch Engineer Hydrocarbon Black: Not Alone in the Dark

In the not so distant past, all I wore for sleep were my jammies (pyjamas). However, in recent years, accessories came into play and to before continuing any further, it is best to set things straight: these were definitely not for boosting one’s libido. The “accessories” worn include the Philip Stein Sleep Bracelet (which we will leave for a future … More

Sports Watch: Ball for BMW TimeTrekker

The Ball for BMW timepieces are designed by Magali Métrailler (who was formerly a designer from Jaeger-LeCoultre). The one model we like in particular from this collection is the Ball for BMW TimeTrekker because of its details. For example, we particularly enjoy the hour index at 12 o’clock because of its pastel creamy beige colour which is different from the … More