All models presented feature two stopwatch mechanisms that allow the wearer to time two separate events at once. As usual we present a range of prices with these Guide models. Stay tuned tomorrow where we present more models as well. The word rattrapante sounds complicated, but the rare complication simply means a split-second chronograph.
For 2016, the watchmaker introduces themodels of the F-22 Raptor Chronograph series featuring solid titanium cases and flight-inspired slide rule bezels. Luminox has partnered with Lockheed Martin for 16 years to bring aviation and watch enthusiasts a series of creative timepieces inspired by some of the most remarkable strategic aircraft in aviation history.
Swiss adventure watchmaker Luminox has been debuted its new Luminox Navy SEAL Colormark Nova watch collection here in Singapore on Nov 20 – the first market in its global launch.
The collection marked a new extension of the brand’s core Luminox Navy SEAL watch series, which has been used and endorsed by the US Navy and elite military and law enforcement groups around the world for the past 25 years, according to the company.
On this Fourth of July we salute American-based watchmakers who continue to forge ahead with new ideas, designs and products. While the vast majority of the watches shown in this excerpted list are not wholly—or even partially—manufactured in the U.S., each is birthed by a spirit of self-determination and ingenuity that is American through and through.
In the early 20th century, Guido Panerai created some of the earliest luminous watches for use by the Italian navy, using radium bromide and zinc sulphide. He garnered a patent in 1915 and the original Radiomir watch was born. But the use of radium posed problems, and its use in wristwatches was banned in the U.S. in 1968 by the National Council on Radiation Protection & Measurements (NCRP). Later, tritium—a radioactive isotope of hydrogen—was the substance of choice to coat numerals, markers and hands so they could be read in the dark. But health concerns began to be raised about it, too.