Luminox – Pre-Basel Releases

Luminox Color Mark Black Out Bracelet 3052.BO

Luminox Color Mark Black Out Bracelet 3052.BO

Luminox has already launched some new products right before Basel World, some of which, are already in stock here at AZFT.  One of their most popular models is their Color Mark Series 3051.BO also know as the black out.  The latest introduction is a new black polymer bracelet to the watch, making it incredibly light weight and comfortable at only 70g.    This piece is now in stock and retails for $450.

Luminox ANU (Authorized for Navy Use) 4221.CW

Luminox ANU (Authorized for Navy Use) 4221.CW

The addition of a new series labeled as ANU (Authorized for Navy Use).  Luminox has partnered with US Navy Seals for over 20 years in order to create “first line gear”.  The latest addition will be the 4221 series.  These 2 models will have a PVD coated 45mm stainless steel case with anti-reflective sapphire crystal.  They of course us tritium tubes for night legibility and these models will also feature a 8+ year lithium battery.  Pictured is the 4221.CW on nylon black strap.  It will also be available as the 4221 with polyurethane strap and retail for $695.

Luminox SXC PC Carbon GMT 5021 Space travel

Luminox SXC PC Carbon GMT 5021

Last year we saw the start of Luminox’s partnership with the SXC (Space Expedition Corporation) launching a new series of pieces tested for the rigors of their $100,000 private space flights.  The series will consist of both PC Carbon and steel models, all with a GMT feature.  The PC carbon models (pictured above and below, will have a higher carbon content, making the structure more durable than the typical Luminox, and also dulls down the finish.

Luminox SXC PC Carbon GMT 5021.GN

Luminox SXC PC Carbon GMT 5021.GN

The PC Carbon models will retail for $495 and have mineral crystal.  The case size on all models will be 45.5mm and use tritium tubes for all indexes and GMT, hour and minute hand for the carbon styles.

Luminox SXC Steel GMT 5121.GN

Luminox SXC Steel GMT 5121.GN

The stainless steel versions will come in both a gunmetal PVD coating as well as black PVD with steel bezel.  These styles will also have the upgraded sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating.  The 5121.GN will have a fabric strap in a gunmetal type color to match the case, and blue contrast stitching.

Luminox SXC Steel GMT 5127

Luminox SXC Steel GMT 5127

Both models will retail for $795 and have tritium tubes for index, hour, minute, second, and GMT hand.  The PVD version with steel bezel has a black leather strap with red contrast stitching.   All of the SXC models will feature the Ronda 515.24 HH6 Swiss Quartz movement with 5 year battery.

This is not everything new from Luminox this year.  To see more, be sure to follow us while we are at the Basel World Fair next week though our sites and various sources of social media HERE.

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Luminox Tony Kanaan Valjoux Limited Edition 1188

Luminox Tony Kanaan Valjoux Limited Edition 1188

As a very special limited edition tribute to IndyCar racer Tony Kanaan, Luminox debuted the new Luminox Tony Kanaan Valjoux Limited Edition A.1188 at Basel Fair 2013.  For the 1st time, this series will feature a Valjoux 7750 movement and will be limited to only 311 pieces for the world, 11 of which (I believe) went to Kanaan and his team.  Coincidentally, with the debut of this limited edition, Tony Kanaan won (his first) 1st place spot in the Indy 500 this year, making the watch even more of a collectors item.

Luminox Tony Kanaan Valjoux Limited Edition 1188

This new model has a 44mm PVD coated stainless steel, asymmetrical , 3 layer design case.  The unusual shape actually fits quite comfirtabley to the wrist and looks truly impressive.  The bezel on this model is a stationary ceramic that has a nice gloss, and matches well to it domed and anti-reflective coated sapphire  crystal.  The case sides also have carbon fiber inlay which goes great with the racing theme of the watch.

Luminox Tony Kanaan Valjoux Limited Edition 1188

The dial is really striking, with a vertically embossed texture that adds tremendous detail.  The dial displays the actual seconds, hours, minutes, chronograph hours, minutes and seconds, as well as day and date.  The indexes for this model are in a unique shape, with the 11:00 displaying the actual number 11, which is Kanaan’s car number.

Luminox Tony Kanaan Valjoux Limited Edition 1188

The color scheme for this piece is green and yellow, which are Kanaan’s colors, and contribute a lot of character to make the watch really pop.  The black calf leather strap has dual contrast stitching in green and yellow with a 2 tang buckle design.  The strap also has a green underside and is very soft and comfortable to wear.

Luminox Tony Kanaan Valjoux Limited Edition 1188

The use of a Valjoux 7750 is a first for the TK series.  The movement has established the reputation as a workhorse and is frequently used in many of the high-end Swiss brands today.  The decoration is very well done using a high polish on most components with heavy perlage on the rotor.  The sapphire crystal exposing the movement also features an image of Kanaan’s race car, autograph and the Luminox logo.

Luminox Tony Kanaan Valjoux Limited Edition 1188

As with all Luminox watches, the ever popular tritium gas tubes are used on all of the indexes, as well as the hour and minute hand.  These tubes are activated in the dark, and can provide continuous luminescence for 25 years.

Luminox Tony Kanaan Valjoux Limited Edition 1188

The MSRP on the Luminox Tony Kanaan Valjoux Limited Edition A.1188 is $3,000.  While it is in a higher price range compared to most Luminox, it still proves to be an outstanding value for a 7750 limited edition.  If you wish to order the Tony Kanaan LE, you can order HERE.  Otherwise, please feel free to call us at 1-800-486-3996 with any questions.

Luminox Tony Kanaan Valjoux Limited Edition 1188

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Luminox Basel 2013

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.

Luminox Tony Kanaan Valjoux

Luminox Tony Kanaan Valjoux

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. Continue reading

Luminox Deep Dive Automatic A.1513

Luminox Deep Dive Automatic A.1513

The Luminox Deep Dive Automatics are one of the top quality Luminox you can find.  They’re heavy duty, utility dive watches, that overall have a cool look and great functionality.  The piece in review today is the Luminox Deep Dive Automatic A.1513.

Luminox Deep Dive Automatic A.1513

The 44mm 316L stainless steel case is over 17mm thick, a complete brushed finish.  While the watch is large, it wears great on the wrist and has an awesome look.  This model has a metallic blue dial and bezel that really make it stand out (there is also a more subtle matte black A.1512).

Luminox Deep Dive Automatic A.1513

The Deep Divers are individually tested,  rated to 500 meters, and ISO 6425 passed.  There is an automatic helium escape valve on the left side of the case and a uni-directional rotating bezel that has a patent pending lock, which is actually the crown guard on the right side of the case.  If the crown guard is open, you can adjust the bezel.  If the crown guard is locked into place, the bezel is locked also.

Luminox Deep Dive Automatic A.1513

These Luminox come on a 22mm polyurethane strap, with a 3 tooth buckle that assures its security.  The overall weight of the watch is 158g, making it a fairly heavy case with the light weight strap.  Even in this situation, the watch still feels well balanced and wraps well around the wrist.

Luminox Deep Dive Automatic A.1513

The movement utilized for the Deep Dive is a Swiss Sellita SW-200-1.  This self-winding calibre has 28,800 bhp, 26 jewels and about a 38 hour power reserve.  Certainly a reliable movement for such a utility watch.

Luminox Deep Dive Automatic A.1513

As with all Luminox, the Tritium gas tubes are implemented for night view.  On this model however, the Tritium tubes are accompanied by super luminova to make for an even more legible watch in the dark!  The Tritium is equipted to glow for 25 years continuously, never needing light to make it glow.  While the luminova does rely on light, but it still makes for a great glow in dark conditions.

The retail on this piece is $2,200, but can be purchased directly on AZ Fine Time for $1,980 HERE.  If you have any questions, please feel free to call us at 1-800-486-3996.

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Luminox Atacama Field Day Date A.1922

Luminox Atacama Field Day Date A.1922

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.

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.

Luminox Atacama Field Day Date A.1922

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.

Luminox Atacama Field Day Date A.1922

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.

Luminox Atacama Field Day Date A.1922

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.

Luminox Atacama Field Day Date A.1922

Retail on the Luminox Atacama Field Day Date A.1922 is $750, but can be purchased directly through our website for $675 HERE.

Luminox Atacama Field Day Date A.1922

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Luminox Black Ops Carbon A.8817.GO

It’s hard not to know the watch brand Luminox.  They’ve got an incredible reputation all over.  The name derives from Latin, Lumi meaning light and Nox meaning night.  The perfect way to describe one of the coolest attributes of the watch is light at night, because these bad boys glow like crazy in the dark.  Today on the AZFT Blog, we bring you the new Luminox Black Ops Carbon A.8817.GO.

Luminox Black Ops Carbon A.8817.GO

Luminox Black Ops Carbon A.8817.GO

The A.8817.GO is a fairly new release from Luminox.  The 45mm case is an olive green polycarbonate that is carbon reinforced.  The hands and indexes are in a matching shade of green with a black dial.  This definitely gives it the militant type look that Luminox is best know for.  The zulu strap is also olive green with back coated buckle and loops, making for a secure wear.  The overall look is very cool and while it has a military or outdoorsy look to it, can make for a fun everyday watch.

Luminox Black Ops Carbon A.8817.GO

Luminox Black Ops Carbon A.8817.GO

As with other styles of the 8800 series, this Luminox has a uni-directional ratcheting bezel for diving and the crown also has a double security gasket making it 200m water resistant.  The crystal is a specially hardened mineral, while not completely scratch resistant, durable enough for decent amount of abuse.  The basic 3 hand with a date movement is a Swiss Ronda 515 HH6.  Being quartz also has a huge benefit when it comes to taking abuse.

Luminox Black Ops Carbon A.8817.GO

Luminox Black Ops Carbon A.8817.GO

One of the coolest features of any Luminox is how they glow.  Luminox has a patented system using tritium gas in borosilicate glass tubes that allow the watch to emit a glow continuously all day for around 25 years.  While it is tough to see in the light, the gaseous tubes glow low and steady and once in the dark, can clearly be seen.  Borosilicate is used for its incredible strength preventing breakage and the tritium from escaping the tubes.

Luminox Black Ops Carbon A.8817.GO

Luminox Black Ops Carbon A.8817.GO

The Luminox Black Ops Carbon A.8817.GO is a pretty awesome watch especially considering the price.  The retail is only $350 and can be purchased directly through our site for only $315 HERE.  If you have any questions about this piece or any Luminox, please feel free to contact us at 1-800-486-3996.

Luminox Black Ops Carbon A.8817.GO

Luminox Black Ops Carbon A.8817.GO

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