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About Luminox Watches

SWISS MADE featuring a unique self-powered illumination system

Without having to push a button or expose the timepiece to a light source, the time is continuously visible for up to 25 years. It‘s part of what makes our watches ESSENTIAL GEAR and why the United States Navy SEALs and other professionals worldwide have chosen Luminox.


Luminox Light Technology

The unique Luminox Light Technology ensure at-a-glance visibility – in fact, the technology Luminox watches provide a constant glow 24/7, no matter what the conditions are, for up to 25 years. Most other watches use luminescent paint that has to be charged by a light source and fades very quickly, or a “push to light” system, where you push a button for battery-driven illumination.

The Making of Luminox Watches

This ease of being able to read time effortlessly seems to fill a need for various military and law enforcement groups. It is why the U.S. Navy SEALs Procurement officers came to us asking us to create dive watches for them for night missions. It is also why U.S. Air Force pilots flying the F-117 Nighthawk™ Stealth Jets asked the same of us. These are only two of many groups of “heroes” that truly understand and appreciate the inherent benefit of wearing a Luminox timepiece.

Luminox uses a proprietary technology, formerly reserved for the military, that makes Luminox watches literally stand out. Each Luminox watch features tiny gas lights (borosilicate glass capsules), which are always lit, on the hands, hour markers and when necessary, bezels. As a result, Luminox watches are always readable at a glance, no matter what the conditions are.

Luminox developed the first Navy SEAL series in 1993.

The unique combination of stealth and visibility is also why U.S. Air Force F-117 Nighthawk™ pilots requested Luminox watches. Luminox watches have always been essential equipment. If a watch is durable enough for the world’s toughest elite forces, it will stand up to any other rugged outdoor use. Explore this year’s collection of Luminox timepieces and see for yourself.

Luminox, the original self-powered luminous watch brand, is the watch of choice for U.S. Navy SEALs, F-117 Nighthawk stealth jet pilots, other elite forces and professional divers.
Luminox watches glow up to 25 years in any light condition, they are Always Visible.
Tough, powerful and accurate, Swiss Made Luminox is the ultimate gear for serious athletes, rugged outdoorsmen and other peak performers.


Trusted and Requested by

Trusted and requested by elite forces around the globe, Luminox has earned a reputation for toughness, durability and visibility in all light conditions, making it the perfect timepiece. Durable, dependable, adventure gear. Our timepieces are never a mere accessory but always a high-quality, tough, precision piece of equipment, instilling confidence, drive and a daily dose of heroism in its wearer.

  • U.S. Navy SEALs
  • U.S. Air Force F-117 Nighthawk Stealth Jet Pilots
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
  • Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF)
  • U.S. Coast Guard
  • U.S. Secret Service
  • U.S. Border Patrol
  • U.S. Marshals Service
  • U.S. Underwater Demolition Teams (UDT)
  • San Francisco SWAT
  • San Diego SWAT
  • Las Vegas SWAT
  • Scott Cassell – Sea Wolves and Undersea Voyager Project
  • Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP)
  • Heliswiss Switzerland
  • Luftrettung Christoph 2 Germany
  • Austrian Military Police
  • NATO Tigers 313 QN squadron, Netherlands
  • The Royal Dutch Armed Forces
  • Singapore Air Force
  • Nordseetaucher Tunnel construction divers
  • Special Military Forces Israel
  • KOPASSUS – Indonesia Special Forces
  • DENSUS 88 - Detachment 88 (Special Forces Indonesian counter-terrorism squad)
  • GEGANA – Indonesia Special Police Forces
  • KOPASKA - Indonesia Naval Special Warfare
  • Barcelona Police Department
  • Puigcerda Fire Department, Spain
  • GEI, Grup Especial d´Intervenció, Mossos d´Esquadra, Spain
  • BRIMO, Brigada Mòbil, Mossos d´Esquadra, Spain
  • BELTZAK, Brigada Móvil, Ertzaintza, Spain
  • BERROZI, Ertzaintza, Spain



The Luminox Navy SEAL watch is the timepiece that made Luminox famous. In 1993, the Assistant RDT&E Officer for the Navy SEALs, Nick North, was asked to seek a more dependable watch for night missions and found the solution at a trade show where he discovered Luminox. He worked with Cohen to develop a watch specifically for them and a revolution was born



As the Navy SEAL watch gained renown, Luminox was approached by US Air Force pilots flying the F-117 Nighthawk fighter jet. Luminox developed a watch for these pilots and then contacted Lockheed Martin, which turned into an exclusive arrangement to produce Lockheed Martin timepieces.
Utilizing aircraft-inspired details, the watches of the Luminox AIR series pay tribute to some of the most remarkable strategic aircraft in aviation history. Created under official and exclusive worldwide license with Lockheed Martin, the Luminox Air collection includes the F-117 Nighthawk, F-22 Raptor, F-35 Lightning II, the vintage inspired P-38 Lightning and the Limited Edition SR-71 Blackbird.


The Luminox LAND collection represents timepieces perfected for professionals in military and law enforcement and motor sports