BALL Introduces Roadmaster Rescue Chronograph In A Variety Of Colour Configurations!

by Sameera Gamage

Form and function come together in BALL’s new Roadmaster Rescue Chronograph collection. A purpose built tool watch for critical search and rescue situations.

At the core of BALL Watch’s DNA, its about creating innovative timepieces. Watches that can also benefit those especially in critical search and rescue operations. When it comes to these rescue missions, timing is everything. This is exactly what the new Roadmaster Rescue Chronograph collection delivers. Extreme accuracy, easy readability and high functionality. BAll Watches are also the masters of lume. Creating easily readable timepieces with artistic displays when it comes to low-light visibility .

All-new Roadmaster Rescue Chronograph collection

With the Rescue Chronograph timepieces, BALL took the classic chronograph watch and innovated it to help those serving in critical missions. The two chronograph pushers on the case have been reinvented with a new patented locking system, to eliminate any unintentional manipulation. A function that will provide useful in those quick decision making moments. The chronograph itself, when activated, works in unison with the pulsometer scale to measure heart rate, with the two illuminated sub-dial counters at 12 and 6 o’clock track the elapsed time.

Green dial variant in new Roadmaster Rescue Chronograph collection

“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.”

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BALL Watches are masters of lume, shown easily through the lume shot on Roadmaster Rescue Chronograph timepiece above!

Another standout feature of this Roadmaster Rescue Chronograph collection is the luminosity the watch gives out. The watch has near perfect luminosity in total darkness, ensuring that the time can be read very easily regardless of the scenario. In fact, unlike Superlumi-Nova, no charging time is required, meaning that it’s always ready to go when needed. This is all thanks to the the micro gas tubes used by BALL Watches.

The tritium based self-powered micro gas tubes are used on the dial for the hour indices, sub-counter indices and increments, the hour and minute hands, and lastly an inset on the ceramic bezel. The dial’s Arabic numerals (for the sub-counters) and the bezel’s count up markings use standard green Super-lumiNova. A total of 37 tritium micro gas tubes have been used throughout the dial and the inset on the bezel, providing a colourful displaying in low-light conditions.

All of the different variants in this new Roadmaster Rescue Chronograph collection come in a 41mm x 14.8mm titanium-steel combination case, that strength, durability and comfortable wear due to the case being lightweight. All models are also offered as standard on a 3-link tapered titanium and stainless steel bracelet with folding buckle. The watch comes with a scratch-proof ceramic bezel insert, which is done in either green, black or blue to match or contrast with the dial colours.

A total of 8 dial colour variations are on offer, to suit a variety of different personal tastes. Firstly, we get the standard black, blue or green dials with matching sub-dial coloured counters. Then a full blue dial (blue sub-dials as well) with black ceramic bezel insert, along with a panda dial variant. The three remaining timepieces are white dials with either blue or green sub-dials or black sub-dials to make the reverse panda dial configuration.

The movement inside the new Roadmaster Rescue Chornograph timepieces is BALL’s automatic calibre RR1402. What makes this movement stand out from the standard chronograph calibres is thanks to BALL’s special cold temperature resistance oil. With this oil, the movement is able to maintain steady accuracy in volatile conditions ranging from –45°C to 80°C (-49°F to 176°F). The timepiece also features BALL”s patented Amortiser® anti-shock system which surrounds the automatic movement and absorbs shock impact.

Open case back showing BALL’s automatic calibre RR1402 movement in new Roadmaster Rescue Chronograph timepieces.

With a wide range of customization available from bezel insert colour to dial design, this new Roadmaster Rescue Chronograph collection is more than just aesthetic timepieces. With a movement design to withstand tough conditions, a dial design with near perfect low light visibility, the Roadmaster Rescue Chronograph collection is ideal for those serving in critical situations, but also those that love watches which bring together form and function.

Reference: DC3030C-S1-BE (Blue dial, blue Sub-dials), DC3030C-S2-GR (Green dial, green sub-dials), DC3030C-S-BK (Black dial, Black sub-dials), DC3030C-S-BE (Blue dial, black bezel), DC3030C-S-BKWH (Black dial, white sub-dials), DC3030C-S1-WH (White dial, blue sub-dials), DC3030C-S2-WH (White dial, green sub-dials) & DC3030C-S-WHBK (White dial, black sub-dials)


  • Case: 41 mm and thickness 14.8 mm
  • Case Material: Titanium and Steel combination
  • Dial: Blue, black, green or white with a mixture of sub-dial colour variations.
  • Crystal: Sapphire with an anti-reflective coating
  • Water resistance: 100 meters / 10 ATM
  • Movement: Automatic caliber BALL RR1402
  • Movement Frequency: 4 Hz / 28, 800 VpH
  • Movement Power reserve: 42 hours
  • Bracelet/Strap: Tapered titanium and stainless steel bracelet with folding buckle

Australian Recommended Retail Price: AUD $6,500

Availability: Each model limited to 1000 pieces worldwide. Purchased through BAll Authorised Dealers or their online website.

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