Luminox Field Chrono Alarm
Steel case with soundbox caseback
Case diameter: 42 mm
Fixed steel bezel
Steel screwdown caseback
Antireflective coated sapphire crystal
Steel screwdown crown
Water resistant: 100 meters
48-month battery life
23 mm solid steel bracelet
Ronda chrono-alarm movement
Lug width: 22 mm
The ultimate illumination system
Glows continuously for more than 25 years
Glows 100 times brighter than other luminous watches
Swiss illumination system is self-powered: no need to push button or expose to light to activate illumination system
Illumination guaranteed for 10 years
Entirely Swiss made
Water and shock resistant
Free US shipping; international shipping available
WatchCo.com is an authorized Luminox retailer.
Two-year Luminox warranty.
Luminox Model L1848
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Like many other American success stories, Luminox came from a forward-thinking individual realizing a need in the market and meeting it. Barry Cohen, a watch industry veteran, came across a Swiss self-powered illumination system and knew that it would make watches more visible and easier to read in low or no light situations. He asked his friend Richard Timbo if he would like to join him. Luminox was born in 1989 (Lumi is Latin for light while Nox is Latin for night), driven by a commitment to offer cutting-edge luminescence and readability in its line of high-performance sports watches.
The Navy SEALs and More
The Luminox Navy SEAL watch is the timepiece that made Luminox famous. The officer in charge of procurement for the Navy SEALs, Nick North, was asked to seek a more dependable watch for night missions and found the solution at a trade show where he discovered Luminox. He worked with Cohen to develop a watch specifically for them and the Navy SEAL watch was born.
After Luminox provided the watches to the SEALs, Luminox began marketing the watch across the country and the world. Luminox was then approached by US Air Force pilots flying the F-117 Nighthawk fighter jet -- Luminox developed a watch for these pilots and contacted Lockheed Martin, which turned into an exclusive arrangement to produce Lockheed Martin timepieces.
Throughout the following 20 years, Luminox has never strayed from its mission and this has been confirmed and validated by the many elite military and law enforcement units that have adopted Luminox as standard equipment. The man on the street has shown particular interest in Luminox, figuring rightly that if the watches are designed for and used by the Navy SEALs, they have to be able to stand up to every day use.
From here on, Luminox remains determined to continue combining cutting edge technology, forward-thinking design and extreme performance. Luminox delivers, when and where it counts. It's our frame of mind.