The Luminox SR-71 Blackbird 9080 (No. XA.9098) is a timepiece that perfectly switches from day to night. The 44mm stainless steel black case is placed on a stainless steel bracelet. Luminox Light Technology (LLT) is placed on the bezel, dial and the hour and minute hands. Unlike other watches that use luminescent paint or solar-power, this automatic timepiece uses borosilicate glass capsules, which are always lit. In addition, the watch features night vision tubes and anti-reflective coating to enhance the readability of the watch. Click here to take a look at what the illumination looks like.
Like many other American success stories, Luminox came from a forward-thinking individual realizing a need in the market and meeting it. Barry Cohen, a watch industry veteran, came across a Swiss self-powered illumination system and knew that it would make watches more visible and easier to read in low or no light situations. He asked his friend Richard Timbo if he would like to join him. Luminox was born in 1989 (Lumi is Latin for light while Nox is Latin for night), driven by a commitment to offer cutting-edge luminescence and readability in its line of high-performance sports watches. Discover more about Luminox here.