Baselworld 2014: The Luminox novelties

Luminox Authorized Essential Gear for Maritime Commandos

Luminox timepieces are well known for their proven ability to always offer best readability. Since the micro gas-lights (borosilicate glass capsules) used always glows there is no need to recharge it by a light source. 

 

Most watches use luminescent paint (e.g. Super-LumiNova) that has to be charged by a light source and fades very quickly. Others use a “push to light” system that requires the user to push a button to activate battery-powered illumination. Luminox uses a proprietary technology, which in the past had been reserved for the military. Each Luminox watch features micro gas-lights (borosilicate glass capsules), which are always lit, on the hands, hour markers and, when necessary, on the bezels. As a result of this unique technology, Luminox watches are always readable at a glance, no matter the conditions.

The U.S. military has long recognized the advantages of micro gas light sources, and their use is mandated in procurement specification MIL-W-46374F.

Being able to read the watches in any conditions, even in total darkness, is an important requirement of many military and law enforcement agencies. The U.S. Navy SEALs have used micro gas light sources and watches equipped with it, as have U.S. Air Force pilots, FBI and ATF agents, Secret Service officers, Border Patrol units, Coast Guard officers, SWAT teams, as well as local law enforcement officers, helicopter search and rescue pilots, professional divers, and many other groups.

The Luminox Light Technology system is hand-applied in each and every watch. It is more complicated, expensive and time consuming to manufacture than more common types of luminescence. This unique technology and the quality control steps Luminox mandates require extraordinary attention to detail and care in manufacturing.

All Luminox watches are Swiss made, produced by Luminox’s corporate partner, Mondaine Watch Company. Located in Zurich with manufacturing facilities in Solothurn, Switzerland, Mondaine recently won a Swiss Logistics Award for its “just in time” production.

 

The benefits you have wearing a Luminox

• The Swiss illumination system is always visible without the need to push a button or expose it to light

• Glows continuously for up to 25 years

• Swiss-made with Swiss movements

• Water resistant and shock resistant

 

These are the new Luminox watches shown during Baselworld

 

Luminox SXC GMT Space Series

The first series designed for the SXC (Space Expedition Corporation) Space Project are designed with input from test pilots and astronauts, the Space watches are lightweight, durable and feature the Luminox Light Technology self-powered illumination system.  

 

Luminox SXC GMT Space Series
Luminox SXC GMT Space Series
Luminox SXC GMT Space Series
Luminox SXC GMT Space Series
Luminox SXC GMT Space Series
Luminox SXC GMT Space Series
Luminox SXC GMT Space Series
Luminox SXC GMT Space Series
Luminox SXC GMT Space Series
Luminox SXC GMT Space Series
Luminox SXC GMT Space Series
Luminox SXC GMT Space Series

 

 

 

 

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2 Comments

  • I think that the space expedition theme is a welcome expansion next too their often too military looking watches.
    Despite the hype about the (radioactive, you didn’t mention that) gas tubes, the lisibility is not that fantastic at dusk. It is fantastic and everlasting throughout the night, but at dusk superluminova works better.
    Also, a watch with top quality luminova, like diver Seikos (if I am not mistaken, Seiko is in fact the inventor of Super Luminova nd still a major shareholder in the company that produces it) will be lisible throughout the night, so the practical difference is in that case not that big.
    Anyway this new series is rather sexy and high tech looking, these are fun weekend/holiday watches. Their sturdiness (perceived? or real? not so sure) make them interesting alternatives to G-Shocks.

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