Ball Roadmaster Rescue Chronograph

Ultimate form and function for critical search and rescue.

Timing is everything when it comes to rescue missions as well as exploration. A purpose-built tool for critical search and rescue situations, the new Roadmaster Rescue Chronograph delivers extreme accuracy, easy readability and high functionality. Engineered with a patented pusher locking system, the chronograph function works in unison with the pulsometer scale to measure heart rate, while two illuminated sub-dial counters track elapsed time. And for countdowns at all hours, the ceramic diving bezel features a bold micro gas tube inset. Vital functionality and versatile form that is ready to venture wherever necessary.

Innovation has always been a vital part of BALL Watch’s DNA. In the Rescue Chronograph series, BALL transformed the classic chronograph timepiece with ingenious new ideas. The 2 pushers on the flank of the case are probably the most iconic feature of any chronograph as they employ a new patented locking system to eliminate any unintentional manipulation. The pushers are engaged or locked by being turned. A perfect balance of security and ease of use.

When tracking long periods of elapsed time, the sub-dial at 12 o’clock is a 30-minute counter, while the 6 o’clock sub-dial is a 12-hour counter. In addition to that, the chronograph hand works in conjunction with the dial’s pulsometer scale – graduated for 15 pulsations – to quickly measure one’s heart rate.

To ensure perfect time reading even in total darkness, self-powered micro gas tubes are not only adorned on the dial and hands, an inset has also been added to the ceramic bezel. The tritium based micro gas tubes require no charging and are always ready for action. With additional luminosity from the Super LumiNOVA coating on the dial’s Arabic numerals and the bezel’s count-up markings, 4 different colors create a magnificent light show that is as functional as it is aesthetic.

Constructed from a titanium-steel combination, the 41mm case affords high impact strength, lightweight wearing comfort and trusted durability, even at extreme temperatures. And with a case thickness of just 14.8mm, the tool watch fits securely with diverse types of gear. Atop the robust case, the steel bezel features a virtually scratchproof ceramic insert. Available in black, blue or green, the ceramic insert is impervious to ultraviolet rays, ensuring long-lasting color, made possible by the sintering procedure during its manufacturing process, in which the material is heated at a temperature as high as 1,600 degrees Celsius.

The choice of customization continues from the ceramic insert color to the dial design. From the understated tone-on-tone color scheme to the classic panda chronograph or the trendy reversepanda chronograph, the selection offered by the series is impressive. 
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At the core of the Rescue Chronograph is the automatic caliber BALL RR1402. Thanks to BALL’s special cold temperature resistance oil, the movement can maintain steady accuracy in volatile conditions ranging from –45°C to 80°C (-49°F to 176°F). The constant operation indicator at 9 o’clock is also a re-engineering of the standard subsidiary seconds with greater visual impact. The patented Amortiser® anti-shock system surrounds the automatic movement and absorbs shock impact. Going further and deeper, water resistance to 100 meters and a virtually scratchproof dive bezel enables decisive underwater action.

Today, more than ever, BALL Watch is continuing its journey and asserting its role as a key protagonist in the exploration of modern time and the evolution of watchmaking history.

About BALL Watch Company
BALL Watch Company is a timekeeping pioneer and celebrated manufacturer of quality, precise and reliable timepieces since 1891. The company was literally founded by accident. Following a tragic 1891 Kipton, Ohio head-on train collision, American railroad companies appointed Webster Clay Ball "Chief Time Inspector" to supervise newly synchronized timing protocols. This standardized "railroad time" efficiency originated the popular "Be on the Ball" proverb and inspired the future Swiss Society of Chronometry (COSC) which governs the highest watch timing certification standards today.

About Patrick’s Labs
To provide improvement and even more innovation than in the past, BALL Watch Company established its first spin-off company, Patrick’s Labs. A Research and Development Center, this new division focuses on its domain of expertise by gathering a wide range of knowledge. Patrick’s Labs enables BALL Watch to be at the forefront of research and innovation by introducing tech