It takes a special timepiece to be part of the kit of the US Navy Seals and the watch of choice for pilots of the F-117 Stealth jet – One company can lay claim to both, Swiss-made Luminox watches.
The reason for selecting the watch is the unique Luminox Light Technology that ensure an at-a-glance visibility. The watches provide a constant glow 24/7 for up to 25 years no matter what the conditions. The light is always there with no buttons to press and unlike luminescent paint it does not need to be charged by exposure to a light source.
Luminox watches: -Technology behind the brand
The technology behind the watches is hand assembled in each watch. A series of tiny gas lights placed on the hands and hour markers made from borosilicate glass capsules, which are always lit. As a result of this unique technology, Luminox watches are always readable at a glance, no matter what the conditions are.Though more complicated and time consuming than normal luminescence, the attention to detail required in ensuring that a water resistant and shock resistant Luminox watches are correctly made and set up is one of the things that makes Luminox watches special.
The U.S. military procurement specification MIL-W-46374F recognises the advantages of micro gas light sources. The self-powered Luminox Light Technology (LLT) allows timed to be viewed no matter what the light level, even in complete darkness.
The watches are endorsed by Brazillian born Indycar driver Tony Kanaan. He won the 2004 Indy Racing League IndyCar Series championship driving Andretti Green Racing's 7-Eleven sponsored car, winning three times in his Honda-powered Dallara.
In 2004 He completed 3,305 laps, making him the first IndyCar series driver to complete every possible lap in a season. He also led the races for a total of 889 laps establishing an IndyCar Series record.