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Jul 18

Luminox F-16 Falcon 9100 Series

       A relatively young watch-making brand, launched in 1989, Luminox is, above all, a typical American success story that followed a simple principle, which says that- necessity is the mother of invention. The brand is a master creation of Barry Cohen, a visionary entrepreneur, who exploited an insufficiently developed area of the watch making industry, and who created a whole new type of horological product designed to satisfy a particular need. The brand creates watches with, up to 100 times, brighter luminescence than that of an average timepiece, a quality extremely appreciated by divers, men who perform their jobs in poor light conditions or who experience eyesight decay.

       Recently the brand brought another superb addition to its emblematic Air Collection, a sporty powerful line, inspired by the fascinating world of military fighter jets, and particularly dedicated to Lockheed Martin, and it’s F-16 Fighting Falcon– the new Luminox F-16 Falcon Chronograph 9100 Series. The line features four remarkable variations of the chronograph model inspired by the sleek silhouette of the fighter jet.

       The model features a robust stainless steel case, measuring 44 mm in diameter, which demonstrates a sporty brushed finish, a bi-color bezel, which makes one think of the jet’s fuel tanks, and a winding crown designed to mimic the airplane exhaust. Furthermore, the case incorporates a screw-on crown protection, screwed-down case-back, and an anti-glare coated sapphire crystal, being able to confer a remarkable 200-meters water resistance.

       The models features a masculine black dial, highlighted with sporty colorful accents within the hands and chronograph counters, which are performed in blue, orange or yellow, depending on the model. The watches are fitted white Arabic numeral hour markers and hands, and hour indices, which emit a remarkably powerful luminosity, owed to the – Luminox Light Technology. This system incorporates, in the timepieces’ components that were traditionally treated with luminescent substances (hour hands, hour markers, etc.), tiny glass tubes filled with gaseous tritium, which chemically reacts with. Furthermore, Luminox Light Technology does not require prior exposure to sunlight or charging batteries while it provides a light source up to 100 times more intense that of an average luminescent timepiece for a guaranteed 25 years period. The dial features three chronograph counters, located at 3, 9, respectively 6 o’clock, along a double date aperture, also positioned at 6 o’clock.

       The watch is animated by a high quality, quartz chronograph movement, which ensures day, and chronograph functions, as well as central hours, minutes and seconds functions.

       Stylish and functional, the new Luminox F-16 Falcon Chronograph will surely be a must for any jet pilot, and it embraces the wrist with a masculine metallic bracelet, or a sportier rubber strap, available in black and orange. As for the price tag goes, we can say that $650.00 is a good score, considering the watch’s qualities.

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