When it comes to luminous wristwatches, the brand Luminox is in a league of their own. A good many timepieces feature luminous hands and hour markers with luminescent paint, which requires charging by a light source. Others have built-in lighting, which operate at the touch of a button.

Luminox watches feature a state-of-the-art light technology feauuring miniscule gas lighting, that is always lit on the hands, hour markers and even the bezels on some models.  What’s more this patented light technology is designed to continuously glow for more than 25 years.

The brand name comes from the Latin term for Light: Lumi and Night: Nox and was founded in 1989 by watch industry veteran Barry Cohen. Cohen came across a Swiss self-powered illumination system and joined colleague Richard Timbo to create high-performance, cutting-edge sports watches with luminous readability.LUMINOX-6252-BO

In 1993, Luminox was commissioned by the US Navy SEALS to develop illuminated watches expressly for night missions.  With widespread approval of this illuminated watch, the brand soon marketed the timepiece throughout the US and around the globe. Six years later, Luminox worked with Lockheed Martin to produce illuminated watches for US Air Force Pilots flying the F-117 Nighthawk stealth fighter jets.

Today, Luminox stands as a leader in the watch industry for their lighted Swiss-made timepieces for both men and women. Popular online retailer WorldofWatches.com is saluting Luminox this week with their Light The Night With Luminox event.

Many popular Luminox men’s and women’s sport watches are included in the promotion, including the Modern Mariner men’s watch. This high-performance timepiece has a strapping case in black ion-plated stainless steel that is 45mm in diameter and 14mm thick.

The dynamic horizontal link bracelet in black ion-plated stainless steel features H-shaped links with distinctive raised and textured center links. The unidirectional rotating stainless steel bezel encircles the black dial with illuminated hands and 12/24 Arabic numeral hour markers.

A window at the 3 o’clock hour reveals the automatic date calendar. A screw-down crown and case back provide water resistance to 200 meters or 660 feet. Precise Swiss quartz movement inside assures you of time-keeping accuracy.

Free shipping and free returns are included on all domestic watch purchases at WorldofWatches.com.