Under the toughest and most severe conditions on earth, your Luminox watch continues to emit the light of hope...
...for up to 25 years, definitely long enough to put your mind at ease when you need to know the time in the dark. Even in pitch dark environment, the self-powered illumination of the watch is indeed sufficiently bright to give you a firm sense of security.
A chance meeting, a request, and custom-made supply
Luminox watches are today used by various military organizations, special forces and government agencies worldwide.
Established in 1989 to make timepieces using the self-powered illumination technology, a chance meeting with a procurement officer for the U.S.Navy SEAL at a trade show and the subsequent request for supply launched the company from an unknown to stardom in the world of military watches.
9 months of intensive development work was spent pursuing excellent quality in ruggedness, precision and visibility suitable for use in the toughest and most unforgiving environments, and befitting the elite special force.
That was followed by another year and a half of testing under the most stringent MIL-SPEC (MIL-W-46374F) in the world, clearing the demanding requirements and passing the tests.
In 1994, the official Navy SEAL watch was unveiled.
Self-powered Light Technology
The illumination system of the watch comes from micro capsules filled with tritium gas which, unlike luminescent paint, is self-illuminating regardless of day or night
For special forces carrying out night missions as well as maintaining positions in dark environments for prolonged periods of time, such self-powered illumination system is exactly what is required.
Having passed the stringent tests and grueling conditions in real-life front line military missions, the company continues to develop a range of models based on military and outdoor themes.
The following is a sample requested-by-and-supplied-to list of organisations that use Luminox: