Every once in a while a watch comes along that distinguishes itself with a unique mechanical aspect;
introducing the Ballast Trafalgar
Successfully launched at Baselworld 2016, the UK based company Ballast proudly brings the Trafalgar line to compliment its distinguished collection. Its pieces are inspired by submarine mechanics and engineering, paying homage to the determination and heroism of the men inside iron vehicles of the sea.
The Trafalgar took two years to design and features a one of a kind patented bezel gear mechanism that controls the time and date. Put simply, the wearer needs only spin the bezel to adjust the time and date. The function is set by unscrewing the crown, opening a protective latch, and releasing the bezel control. The entire operation can be done with a gloved hand and sets with absolute precision; avoiding the minor error often accompanying depressing the crown into place in traditional models.
The Trafalgar is meticulously designed. It is crafted out of 40 unique pieces of 316 L Marine Grade Stainless steel with a 46.5 mm diameter case. The mechanism powering the watch is a customized 21 jewel Miyota Japanese made self-winding automatic movement visible through the caseback. And, to compliment the watch, a supple buffalo hide leather strap with a custom designed stamped submarine silhouette tang buckle securely wraps the wrist.
The Trafalgar will make its first U.S. appearance at the JCK Las Vegas Show where you can see the remainder of the 2016 Ballast collection.