Built for the rugged conditions of the Atacama desert in Chile, the Luminox Atacama Land series has a rugged look and durability that can withstand it all. The latest introduction to this series is the Luminox Atacama Field Day Date A.1922.
This Luminox is bigger than most you will see. At 45mm wide and 13mm thick, the A.1922 is a beast of a watch and hefty at 205g. The larger built, heavy steel case and bracelet give the watch a very nice feel, but what makes it especially different, is the gun metal colored PVD coating. This creates a look unlike most other watches, which usually use a matte black PVD, and gives it a semi-steathly, dark appeal.
The carbon fiber dial is deeply recessed with it’s tall chapter ring coming in at a slight angel. This watch has a ton of depth to it because of that. Not only do the actual depth and angled chapter ring contribute, but the carbon fiber always tends to give the optical illusion that the numerals are floating somewhere in between. The silver hands and numerals pay great compliment to the gunmetal color of the case, but are also very large and highly legible. On this deep dial, you will find the date at the 3 o’clock, and the day at the 9 o’clock.
Build and design are what makes the watch look great, but there are plenty of other characteristics that enrich this piece. The watch has a sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating, screw down crown with 200 meter water resistance and Luminox’s famous tritium gas tubes that with illuminate for 25 years in any light condition.
The movement is a Quartz Ronda 517. This is a Swiss, metal, one jeweled movement, with a powerful stepping motor. The features are for simple three hand time keeping, day and date, with a slight modification putting the day at the 9 o’clock. The battery life on this is about 45 months.
Retail on the Luminox Atacama Field Day Date A.1922 is $750, but can be purchased directly through our website for $675 HERE.
As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to call us at 1-800-486-3996.
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