Fans of Ball Watch and BMW can take delight in the Ball for BMW collection with its design inspirations coming from the luxury marque’s German automobiles while retaining the key characteristics of any Ball watch – robustness and high illumination in darkness.
The design of the crown for example reminds one of the controller for BMW’s iDrive. In darkness, what will be obvious is the luminescence which is in blue for the index at 12 o’clock and orange for the rest of the hour indexes including the hour and minute hands. BMW owners will recognize the colour as it is similar to the inka orange used by the German marque.
For added robustness, all the models within the Ball for BMW collection feature the brand’s patented anti-shock concept called “Amortiser” which protects the mechanical movements.
In terms of co-branding, the GMT and Power Reserve models feature a small 2.6mm BMW logo while the Classic version has a larger and more obvious BMW presence.
The designs of the Ball for BMW collection, by the way, are from Magali Métrailler, who was formerly from Jaeger-LeCoultre.