Ball Watch, the watch icon that helped build America’s railroad and heralded the country’s march to its Gilded Age, recently launched the Ball Fireman Night Train SG50
to celebrate, well, Singapore’s fiftieth founding anniversary. Why Singapore? The simple answer is it makes business sense. For a tiny population of six million people, Singapore is reported to be worth 1.12 billion swiss
francs, the sixth largest Swiss watch consumer country after the U.S., China, Japan, Italy, and Germany. Okay, it didn’t explain much because Ball is American, right? Well, the company is now headquartered in La Chaux-de-Fonds
in Switzerland, making it a little bit more Swiss today. The SG50
is marked with big, bold “SG”
letters at twelve o’clock to mark the half-century existence of the tiny but progressive country. At the core of this watch, though, is still the indomitable American go-getter attitude to conquer new territories as the railroads had conquered the west; in this case, its the Singaporean market.
Ball Watch is available at Schwarzschild's at Short Pump Town Center.