Launched during the second half of the 20th century, Luminox is a renowned American watchmaking company, created by an ambitious entrepreneur, named Barry Cohen, who realized, that if he wants to succeed, in the elitist world of today fine watchmaking industry, he must come up with an original idea and a completely new horological concept.
That is how, proving once again that necessity is the mother of invention, Luminox started to produce timepieces, which ensure a luminosity up to 100 times brighter than that conferred by normal watches, due to a Swiss developed revolutionary system.
That is how Luminox soon became popular among professionals, who must deal with poor-light conditions in their challenging missions, such as professional divers, explorers or military men, but also people who, experience eyesight-related problems, caused by illnesses or old age.
Not long ago, the brand released another superb addition to its emblematic Luminox Land Watch Collection, the sporty Luminox Land Atacama Field Chronograph 1840 Series, a powerful line especially created to accompany the audacious man of the 21st century in his thrilling adventures.
Taking its name from the Chilean Atacama desert, the line evokes the aridity of the zone, and demonstrates sporty black PVD-coated stainless steel cases, measuring 42 mm in diameter, which demonstrate an interesting brushed finish. The sturdy architecture of the case incorporates a fluted crown, crown guards, chronograph push pieces, a glare proof mineral crystal and a screwed-down case-back, which enables the model to withstand down to 100-meters, beneath the ocean’s surface.
The line features two variations- black dial with light brown strap and dial accents, or dark blue dial, with silver counters, and grey accents and strap. Both variations come nicely matched with Arabic numeral hour markers, and pencil-shaped hands; they ensure basic central hours, minutes and seconds functions, along with alarm, large date located between 3 and 5 o’clock, and 60-seconds, 12-hours, and 30-minutes chronograph counters located at 3, 6, respectively 9 o’clock positions.
Furthermore, the watch accommodates a top-quality quartz movement, which confers optimal timekeeping accuracy and reliability in any circumstance; it comes with the brand’s signature, night vision tubes, guaranteed for the next 25 years after the purchase of the model, and it is secured to the wrist with a genuine grey or brown leather strap. As far as the price is concerned, we expect that the model will cost somewhere around $500.00.