Luminox Light Technology
The unique Luminox Light Technology ensure at-a-glance visibility – in fact, the technology Luminox watches provide a constant glow 24/7, no matter what the conditions are, for up to 25 years. Most other watches use luminescent paint that has to be charged by a light source and fades very quickly, or a “push to light” system, where you push a button for battery-driven illumination.
The Making of Luminox Watches
This ease of being able to read time effortlessly seems to fill a need for various military and law enforcement groups. It is why the U.S. Navy SEALs Procurement officers came to us asking us to create dive watches for them for night missions. It is also why U.S. Air Force pilots flying the F-117 Nighthawk™ Stealth Jets asked the same of us. These are only two of many groups of “heroes” that truly understand and appreciate the inherent benefit of wearing a Luminox timepiece.
Luminox uses a proprietary technology, formerly reserved for the military, that makes Luminox watches literally stand out. Each Luminox watch features tiny gas lights (borosilicate glass capsules), which are always lit, on the hands, hour markers and when necessary, bezels. As a result, Luminox watches are always readable at a glance, no matter what the conditions are.
CARBONOX™ and CARBONOX™+
Luminox uses an innovative carbon compound material - CARBONOX™ - for its ultra-lightweight watches, favored by elite professionals and outdoor enthusiasts alike.
With CARBONOX™, Luminox creates high-tech timepieces with a very rigid and hard finished watch case that takes ruggedness and durability to a whole new level. Luminox has a long history with CARBONOX™, using this material for its watch cases, and some bracelets, since 2006.
Today consumers are familiar with carbon in a variety of goods and equipment where it is used as a lightweight alternative to materials such as aluminium.
Carbon materials are regularly used in high tech industries such as construction, automotive racing and aerospace. CARBONOX™ was inspired by professionals around the world who choose carbon because of its perfect combination of strength and durability.
CARBONOX™ is a trademark of Luminox.
CARBONOX™ consists of carbon powder in varying percentages depending on the watch model:
- 6 times lighter than steel, 3 times lighter than titanium
- Rigid and durable
- Non-metallic, anti-allergenic, anti-magnetic
- Strong chemical resistance
- Very low thermal extension and low heat expansion, weatherproof
- Extremely comfortable to wear
- Shock and scratch resistant
- Does not get hot in warm temperatures or cold in extreme cold climates
CARBONOX™ provides Luminox watches with a black matte finish favored by Spec Ops.
CARBONOX™+ is a high performance carbon long bar compound, in which carbon fibers account for 40% of the compound.
In addition to the many consumer benefits already provided by CARBONOX™, CARBONOX™+ also delivers :
- Ultra-strong watch case, thanks to the rigidity of the carbon fibers
- Tensile strength of CARBONOX™+ is twice as high as with CARBONOX™, while water absorption is 3 times lower
- CARBONOX™+ imparts a very modern and distinctive gray color to the Luminox watches
- Carbon fibers pattern is visible on the watch case, making it an even more appealing timepiece
More and more people are discovering the magic of mechanical movements – automatic movements actually interact with you, as the movement of your wrist keeps them wound – with no battery to change!
Automatic movement is a mechanical movement with a self-winding design which harnesses the energy produced by wearer’s motion to wind the spring. The watch maintains its power reserve if you wear it every day otherwise it is advisable to store it on a watch winder to keep it at full power.