THE BALL CONDUCTOR series is described as 'a model of minimalist elegance', with design based on one of the earliest wristwatch models in the 1920s. It is said to be closest to the company's roots and past, and is also the only one bearing a rectangular shape under the Ball name. Added to the Conductor series this year is the Conductor Power Reserve automatic, produced in a limited edition of 333. As well as all the unique features of the Conductor, it also has 48 hours of power reserve (HK$18,000).
The TrainMaster Pulse Meter in the automatic chronograph series measures human respiration or pulse rates by taking the pulse or observing the number of respirations per minute. It also allows night reading with the self-powered micro gaslight glow function, apart from the pulse meter scale and the day and date indicator (HK$11,200 to $11,300).
Added to the TrainMaster series is the GMT Chronometer with an illuminated second time zone (HK$12,000), and the TrainMaster Small Seconds with a sub-dial for the second hand (HK$8,000 to $8,500).
The Engineer Hydrocarbon, also launched this year, is claimed to be the first automatic watch that is shock-resistant up to 7500Gs, cold-resistant up to minus 40 degrees Celsius, antimagnetic to 12,000A/m, and water-resistant up to 300 metres (HK$9,600).
The EngineerMaster Telemeter is a chronograph that can measure the distance of lightning and thunder. On seeing the lightning, the wearer must start the chronograph, then stop it on hearing the thunder.
The distance between the watch and the source of the sound and light will be indicated in kilometres (HK$12,600 to $13,000).