Luminox Expands Its Pacific Diver Series with Nine New Chronographs
Diving technicality and colorful style swim together in Luminox’s tough-as-nails illuminated dive chronographs.
Now, in honor of World Ocean Day last week (and exactly two years since the collection’s debut), this collection received a colorful and apt expansion of nine new chronograph-equipped configurations perfect for SCUBA fans drawn to the mysteries of the Pacific.
The Colors of Water
In addition to all the new models sharing a 44mm steel case, a durable CARBONOX unidirectional dive bezel, and other diving features, Luminox is offering the new Pacific Diver Chronograph 3140 Series on a cut-to-fit rubber strap in a spectrum of seven bold colors (as well as two executions on a steel bracelet).
The chromatic rubber straps proudly feature an embossed “LUMINOX” along their length, with the beefy case acting as a gorgeous hyphen between “LUMI” and “NOW.” A very stylish statement for such a workhorse dive watch, to be sure.
Moreover, the rubber straps – available in the deep black, azure blue, foamy green, bold red, sunny yellow, cheery orange, and clean white – are complemented by the color-matched outer dial-gauge ring. Thus, these new chronograph divers have a cohesive color palette without overdoing it or taking away from the impressive technical look of the timepieces.
Let There Be Light
Adding to that technicality is the signature Luminox Light technology, illuminating the hour hand and most hour markers in green and the minute hand and 12 o’clock marker in orange. Basically, the Luminox Light technology will keep your dial legible even at the darkest depths.
Luminox Light also generates a constant glow across the whole dial face in any lighting conditions for up to 25 years. So, the visibility box is well-checked for divers, which is good. But the combination of a unidirectional bezel and chronograph capability also makes it an uncannily precise tool for tracking dive time and monitoring air supply, which is vital.
A date window rides at 4 o’clock, but the traditional three sub-dial layout uniquely places a minute counter at 3 o’clock, a 30-minute counter at 6 o’clock, and a day-of-the-week counter at 9 o’clock. And since the functionality of a chronograph while diving is more about minutes and seconds, this counter array delivers day-to-day practicality, making the watches appropriate for extreme underwater diving as well as less-extreme commuting and running errands on land.
Powered by a precision Ronda Z60 quartz movement, these latest Luminox Pacific Diver Chronographs are depth-rated to 200 meters (about 660 feet) of water resistance, sport a 43-month battery life, and weigh in at 115 grams on the rubber strap and 180 grams on the steel bracelet.
Pricing & Availability
Available at Luminox retailers worldwide and via the brand’s website, the new 44mm Pacific Diver Chronograph 3140 Series timepieces are priced at $795 on the rubber strap, $845 for a fully blacked-out execution on a black rubber strap, and $895 on the steel bracelet. For more information, visit the Luminox website.
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