Unique Luminox Light Technology Makes Luminox Watches Always Visible

The Technology

Luminox Light Technology makes Luminox watches extremely visible at night—in fact, the technology Luminox uses provides 24/7 luminosity, regardless of conditions, for up to 25 years.
Most luminous watches use luminescent paint that has to be charged by a light source and fades very quickly. Others use a “push to light” system that requires the user to push a button to activate battery-powered illumination. Luminox, however, uses proprietary technology—which, in the past, had been reserved for the military—that makes Luminox watches stand out, literally. Each Luminox watch features micro gas lights (borosilicate glass capsules), which are always lit, on the hands, hour markers and, when necessary, on the bezels. As a result of this unique technology, Luminox watches are always readable at a glance, no matter the conditions.

The U.S. military has long recognized the advantages of micro gas light sources, and their use is mandated in procurement specification MIL-W-46374F. Being able to read the watches in any conditions, even in total darkness, is an important requirement of many military and law enforcement agencies. The U.S. Navy SEALs have used the watches, as have U.S. Air Force pilots, FBI and ATF agents, Secret Service officers, Border Patrol units, Coast Guard officers, SWAT teams, as well as local law enforcement officers, helicopter search and rescue pilots, professional divers, and many other groups.

The Luminox Light Technology system is hand-applied in each and every watch. Although it is more complicated, expensive and time consuming to manufacture than more common types of luminescence, it is one of the things that makes Luminox watches special. This unique technology and the additional quality control steps Luminox mandates require extraordinary attention to detail and care in manufacturing. All Luminox watches are Swiss Made.