Attention Stormchasers! - The BALL Watch Fireman Storm Chaser Pro
(A professional chronograph for hunting nature’s most terrifying storms)
The Fireman Storm Chaser Pro is the latest of the "Storm Chaser" chronographs designed by BALL Watch under the impetus of its partnership with Dr. Joshua Wurman, a distinguished meteorologist and member of the BALL Explorers Club.
The chronograph is equipped with a Swiss automatic mechanical movement that ensures the timepiece runs with perfect precision and records accumulated time up to 12 hours. The day and date, essential everyday information, are displayed in two separate windows at 3 o'clock. The stainless steel case has an ideal 42 mm diameter and a bezel fitted with a matte black anodized aluminum ring. The aluminum heightens the contrast between the bezel and the stainless steel of the case, guaranteeing excellent readability of the telemetric scale.
Working in conjunction with the chronograph, the telemeter makes it possible to easily determine the approximate distance of phenomena that can be seen and heard. Telemetric watches were historically used by military to ascertain the position of enemy artillery. They have since found a more peaceful role in meteorology, where they are used to establish the distance between an observer and a point of lightning impact, for example. It is simply a question of setting off the chronograph the moment lightening is seen and stopping it when thunder is heard. The position of the seconds hand on the telemeter scale shows the distance in kilometers. It's a function that can turn out to be a valuable tool for both amateur and professional storm chasers alike.
The dial is available in black, grey and white and has been kept deliberately free of superfluous detail to enhance its perfect readability. Subdials at 6 and 12 o'clock are exquisitely worked with grooves that create a contrast with the rest of the dial. The discerning use of bright orange for certain graduations on the dial, the tip of the seconds hand and the push-button that activates the chronograph impart a powerfully contemporary edge to the piece.+StormSignal #stormchasing #stormphotography #storms #watches