Survival Mode With The Luminox Bear Grylls Survival SEA Series 3729

Survival Mode With The Luminox Bear Grylls Survival SEA Series 3729

What does legendary survivalist and former SAS trooper Bear Grylls wear on his wrist? A Luminox.

By Liam O'Donnell
Senior Photographer

The renowned Swiss maker of tough watches Luminox and legendary survivalist Bear Grylls have teamed up to create the ultimate adventure watch series, the Bear Grylls Survival Collection. These accurate and durable watches equip today’s outdoor enthusiasts with versatile tools they can use on their next adventure. Because when you’re in the great outdoors and only have yourself to rely on, you need the best tools.

Those Who Dare, Win

The watches in this collection are for adventurers who depend on reliable tools as they continuously challenge themselves and count on them to keep on track and on time. Whether you’re a weekend hiker, a camping enthusiast, a diving junkie, a seasoned survivalist, or you simply enjoy a do-anything-go-anywhere-watch, then Luminox has a watch for you. One of my favorite watches in this collection is the Bear Grylls Survival SEA Series 3729.

Swiss Army Watch

The Bear Grylls Survival SEA Series 3729 sports a water resistance of 200m, a black and orange unidirectional bezel, a countdown dive zone register, and the always visible Luminox Light Technology. You’ll also notice Bear Grylls’ logo with his motto “Never Give Up” at 9 o’clock. At 42mm, it’s right in the sweet spot for sports watches and sits on the wrist snuggly thanks to its flexible rubber strap.

The luminescent technology in this watch is something Luminox has become known for because it stays visible for up to 25 years, requiring no charge from an external light source. Upon closer inspection, you’ll see that the indices and hands on virtually every Luminox watch are actually tiny glass cylinders containing the radioactive material tritium. Due to the special construction of these tubes, the tritium is 100% safe for everyday wear.

Other watches in the collection include notable features such as a paracord strap (80cm unraveled), a quick reference guide for morse code, a walking speed calculator, a ruler for both inches and centimeters, and a compass.

Carbon Copy

Made from a high-tech carbon compound material called Carbonox, the Bear Grylls Survival Collection (and most other Luminox watches) use this highly durable and lightweight material as the framework for each watch. Carbonox is made from long carbon bars and a high percentage of carbon powder. The result is a rigid yet lightweight material that has a dark matte finish. With the watch in hand, the surface of the case feels almost like a high-quality plastic buckle, and it is light, like a small climbing carabiner. You’ll forget you’re even wearing a watch sometimes!

How Can I Get My Hands On One?

With a price of $445, the Bear Grylls Survival SEA Series 3729 is the most affordable watch in the collection. Other models in the collection range from $595 to $890. You can purchase one directly from Luminox’s online store or any of their retail partners worldwide.

For more information on the collection, visit Luminox’s website.

(Photography by Liam O'Donnell)

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