Luminox has partnered with Lockheed Martin for 16 years to bring aviation and watch enthusiasts a series of creative timepieces inspired by some of the most remarkable strategic aircraft in aviation history. For 2016, the watchmaker introduces themodels of the F-22 Raptor Chronograph series featuring solid titanium cases and flight-inspired slide rule bezels.
Built of solid titanium, a material that is both strong and light, the timepiece features a 13-jewel Ronda quartz movement supporting a roster of useful functions. The watch comes in four models; a black dial with a solid link titanium bracelet, or black or brown leather strap; and a white dial with a gray webbing strap.
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.