Luminox is going big this year! With some great new products, as well as great new partnerships, the brand is taking their portfolio from Land, Air, and Sea, all the way to Space. Before we get into space, I wanted to share a couple of excellent releases in their core series.
The Tony Kanaan Land series has been introduced in a new Limited Edition of only 300 pieces, utilizing a Valjoux 7750 chronograph movement. The upgrade is sure to appeal to collectors and has beautiful decoration of perlage seen through the exhibition case back. Availability will be limited, so it is always best to move quick on ordering.
The extremely popular “Black Out” style found in a select few models of current Luminox has been expanded. With variations in the Atacama and Modern Marine series, there will be a great selection of the blacked out style Luminox fans love.
Now onto the big news… Space! Luminox has partnered with Space Expedition CURACAO SXC. In this new partnership, Luminox will be worn by Astronauts and passengers of the SXC Spaceships. These new models will be capable of withstanding incredible G-Forces and weightlessness. One thing we know for sure, Luminox is renowned for durability, and is trusted by many special forces due to this. The list is extensive from US Navy Seals and Stealth Force pilots, Swat teams, Police, and Under water explorers.
As a quick explanation, SXC is offering private space flights to individuals willing to pay for the experience. Instead of costing 25-30 million, this program will allow for an hour long expedition for around the low low price of $100,000. Here is a quick diagram of how it will work…
With this new partnership, also comes new models. These models are designed specifically in coordination with what is necessary for the journey. Extreme G-Forces and even weightlessness can truly effect the performance of a watch, unless of course it is built from the ground up not to. Here is what we can expect to see later this year. Please keep in mind these are only prototypes, but models will be very similar in style.
Be on the look out for these new Luminox and more from summer to fall. Here’s a video of Mitchel (founder and owner of AZ Fine Time) at the Luminox booth in Basel.
Here’s Luminox’s video…