While the “SG” could well be taken to be the abbreviation for “Simon & Garfunkel” and the “50” could well be the anniversary of their highly popular “The Sound of Silence” folk-rock hit or maybe even that for “I am a Rock”, these aren’t the official reasons for the “SG” and “50” formed by micro gas tubes on the Ball Watch Fireman Night Train SG50 Limited Edition.
Note: The “Sound of Silence” is a song from Simon & Garfunkel’s 1964 debut studio album. The “remixed” single was released in 1965. The song “I am a Rock” was written by Paul Simon and released in 1965.
The Ball Watch Fireman Night Train SG50 Limited Edition is a very special piece and there is actually a very good reason for the “SG” and “50” on the Ball Watch Fireman Night Train SG50 Limited Edition.
Firstly, it is the watch that commemorates the 50th anniversary of Singapore’s independence (1965 to 2015).
Secondly, with 93 micro gas tubes on the dial, it scores a first as this is the most (micro gas tubes) ever on any Ball Watch. More micro gas tubes had to be used to make up the alphabet “SG” representing “Singapore” and the Arabic numeral “50” for the country’s 50 birthday on the dial.
Thirdly, the display of alphabets with micro gas tubes marks another milestone for the brand. Ball Watch has never used its micro gas tubes to form alphabets till now.
In addition, there is a red SG50 logo at the nine o’clock position on the dial of this 1,000-piece limited edition series.
That is not all, Ball Watch will donate SGD50 to the Autism Resource Centre of Singapore for every Fireman Night Train SG50 sold.
This organisation has set up Pathlight School that offers education to autistic children. In this regard, Ball Watch has pledged to raise SGD10,000 for this cause.
The Fireman Night Train SG50 is without a doubt a special and meaningful piece. This timepiece has marked many firsts for Ball Watch and there are at least five good reasons to own one.
Make it six if you wish to count what the luminescence of the watch looks like in darkness.
Perhaps add a seventh if you are a fan of Simon & Garfunkel, as we are, especially if you truly enjoy “The Sound of Silence” and “I am a Rock”.
Of course, we would also like to mention other Simon & Garfunkel hits from other years like “Scarborough Fair / Canticle” (1966) and “Bridge over Troubled Waters” (1968).
However, “The Sound of Silence” remains among the best and is a highly emotional song for us.
Will you be the first to make the move in acquiring the Ball Watch Fireman Night Train with the prominent “SG” and “50”?
The ball, as they say, is in your court.