In 1989 the first Luminox® Watch was born. Employing a unique illumination system (now called Luminox Light Technology), with a Swiss watch mechanism, this watch was first developed for the active sports market, but was later rebuilt to meet the rigorous specifications as on the request of the US Navy SEALs.
After many months of redesigning the watch, the revamped dive watch was offered to the SEAL teams in early 1994. It became a success instantly. With the enhanced credibility of having been requested by and supplied to the U.S. Navy SEALS, consumers correctly reasoned that if it was good enough for one of the world's most elite military forces, it surely was good enough for their recreational uses.
From there, Luminox expanded the collection to include a variety of dial colors, improved and upgraded versions of the original, and ultimately an entire line of watches of many types and styles created for the active consumer, the sportsman, law enforcement and military groups.
More good fortune played a part in the continued development of the Luminox brand when a fellow from Edwards Air Force Base called to express his appreciation for the Luminox watches. He told us of how the guys flying the F-117 NighthawkTM Stealth jet were also wearing Luminox watches and loved them. He then requested that Luminox make watches specifically for them - for Air Force personnel. Months later the first of the Luminox aviation inspired collections was released, which began a relationship with Lockheed Martin®, the maker of the F-117 NighthawkTM Stealth jet. From there, Luminox began developing an entire array of aviation inspired watches that are (and will be) tied to specific Lockheed Martin properties.
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