When the US Navy SEALs were searching for an analogue timepiece that was durable and dependable in 1993, they found their answers in Luminox watches that are powered by a unique self-powered illumination technology for optimum visibility day and night in any condition. Since then, the US Navy SEALs have formed an unbreakable bond with Luminox, culminating in a series of watches bearing the names of the US Navy SEALs, whose logo can be seen engraved on the caseback of every watch.
The third-generation and the latest, the Luminox Navy SEAL 3500, is a modern interpretation of the Luminox Navy SEAL Colormark 3050 series launched in 2007. The latter was based on the first-generation Luminox 3001 Original Navy SEAL debuted in 1994.
The Luminox Navy SEAL 3500 Series continues to stay true to the Luminox heritage, utilising the Luminox Light Technology, which provides illumination for up to 25 years, and the Luminox iconic “turtle shape” in 45mm carbon compound case and uni-directional bezel for its durability and lightweight. Luminox prides itself in being the first to use the tritium gas tubes in its watches as well as a market leader in carbon compound watches.
Any decisions on aesthetic changes is made only after careful consideration as it has to fulfil Luminox’s strict criteria, because of the vital role the watches play in the lives of the Navy SEALs. For example, the caseback, which features a deeper etching of the Navy SEAL logo, is also updated with stainless steel for enhanced water resistance. The crown is now enhanced with the Luminox logo engraving compared to the cleaner versions of its predecessors. The hour and minute hands are made wider and together with the cleaner dial and larger fonts, the Navy SEALs can have a quick glance of the time in any extreme conditions.
Unlike the earlier series, Luminox maintains the natural colour of the carbon compound, giving the case a matte black finish with a tinge of grey for a superior finish. The tough carbon compound bracelet further improves durability in the harshest environments. When grasped from the top, the rotating bezel has more grip, making wearing gloves less of a chore.
It’s no great exaggeration to say that the Luminox Navy SEAL 3500 Series is trusted by those who put their lives on the line for their countries. You should have no doubt about placing your trust in the Luminox Navy SEAL 3500 Series.
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