BALL Roadmaster M Challenger 18 limited Edition Swiss Automatic 80 Hour Power Reserve


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August 2018, 69-year-old speed demon Danny Thompson piloted a dual-engine land rocket across the Bonneville Salt Flats. He reached a peak speed of 448.8 mph, breaking the previous record by more than 40 mph. To celebrate that achievement, Ball’s back with three models in their Roadmaster range: the Roadmaster M Challenger 18, the Roadmaster Challenger 18, and the Roadmaster Challenger 18 TMT. 

Late last year, Ball announced their Caliber 7309, which the company calls their first true “in-house” movement fully manufactured by Ball. The 7309 features an 80-hour power reserve and beats at a rate of 28,800 bph. By comparison, some recent offerings from ETA offer a similar power reserve, but sacrifice the higher beat rate, which results in a choppier sweep of the seconds hand. Ball’s new in-house movement is also COSC-certified, has a date display, and features Ball’s patented Amortiser anti-shock system. Altogether, it’s a nice improvement over most ubiquitous ETA movements, and if you’re going to make a new caliber, then you may as well make one that improves on what is already prevalent on the market.

The Caliber 7309 powers the Roadmaster M Challenger 18, which comes in two sizes (40 and 43 millimeters); several different colorways (black dial with matching bezel, blue dial with matching bezel, black dial with blue bezel, and blue dial with black bezel); and on either a stainless steel bracelet or on a rubber two-piece strap. Overall, the design is clean, sporty, and reminiscent of what the brand produced through their collaboration with BMW. It also has a good bit of the older-gen IWC Aquatimer thrown in for good measure.

You cannot talk about a watch from Ball without a brief discussion of their use of tritium tubes. First, they add some dimensionality to the dial since they sit higher off the surface. Second, and most important, is that they ensure a steady glow under dark conditions. Tritium tubes won’t illuminate the way LumiBrite or Super-LumiNova will after a charge—in fact, tritium never needs to be charged—but they’ll emit a consistent glow throughout the night. The bezel here is lumed.

As-New Ball Roadmaster M Challenger 18 Limited Edition Swiss Automatic! What an Awesome Watch! This one has everything you want in a Cool Luxury watch! Awesome Black Guilloche Dial, 200m Diver Rated, In House 80 Hour Power Reserve Swiss Automatic Movement, Full length Bracelet, and Limited to Only 1000 Pieces…this one is #38/1000


MODEL: Roadmaster M Challenger 18

MOVEMENT: Automatic – Swiss Chronometer 80 Hour Power Reserve

CASE: Stainless Steel

CROWN: Screw Down crown

SIZE: 40mm

LUGS: 20mm

DIAL: Black

BEZEL: Rotating Diver Bezel

CONDITION: Pre owned – As-New

BOXES/PAPERS: Ball Box Set, hang tag, additional Ball NATO strap & watch – everything as shown in pictures


STRAP/BRACELET: – 2 – Original Ball Stainless Steel Bracelet with all links & additional Ball NATO strap with signed steel buckle.


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