As you may guess from the name, the Fireman Storm Chaser pays tribute to Ball Watch explorer Dr. Josh Wurman. The white on black design symbolizes lightning in the dark, and the caseback bears an engraving of “the Doppler On Wheels” vehicle that lets Wurman get up close and personal with tornadoes. Find wallpaper and pricing inside.
The 43mm stainless steel case is DLC coated (diamond-like carbon) for superior scratch resistance and longevity. The crystal is glare-proof, scratch-resistant sapphire. With the tachymeter, the wearer can measure speed over a given distance. The telemeter makes it possible to easily calculate the distance between the observer and a situation that is observable both visually and audibly (like lightning and thunder) based on the speed of sound through air. Below the dial is an ETA caliber 7750 automatic chronograph movement. The case is 15.8mm thick, and Ball claims it can withstand a 5000G shock. Water resistance is 100 meters.
Ball Watch applies its 3H technology and nocturnal design equipping the Storm Chaser DLC with self-powered micro gas lights that ensure exceptional legibility, even in absolute darkness. The typology, design and colors of the dial highlight the watch’s functions. In the dark, a total of 18 micro gas tubes illuminate the dial, emitting a blue glow from each hour index, orange at 12, green for the chronograph functions and giving off an yellow glow from the hour, minute, and second hands for an impressive luminous effect.
The Storm Chaser DLC is available on two versions: the first “all black”, and the second version with white dial, both available with a rubber strap. Each model is limited to 1000 pieces, and the MSRP is $3500.