In today’s world the watch business has its own legends. One of the most interesting stories among young brands – is the story of the brand Luminox and its founders – Richard Timbo and Barry Cohen. This is all familiar to the embodiment of the American dream: Luminox brand was founded in 1989 and since then has gained popularity around the world.
The founders of the brand Richard Timbo and Barry Cohen worked sales representatives and perfectly understand the needs of the market. The idea of creating innovative watches that meet the modern requirements of the market belonged to Cohen, who has shown an increased interest in the development of the Swiss system of illumination with battery and realized that this technology can greatly facilitate the reading watches under conditions of low or zero visibility. So, a new brand Luminox («lumen» – translated from Latin means “light” and «nox» – translated as “night”). All Luminox watches under the brand produced in Switzerland and was originally only available in the United States. For 25 years, the American brand managed to gain a reputation as one of the most reliable manufacturers of Swiss watch high quality and is currently Luminox models are popular in 45 countries.
The company has released a stylish Luminox men’s chronograph called «Recon Team Leader Chrono», where the word «Recon» is short Reconnaissance («Exploration”). The rest of the name tells, that the novelty is named after the commander of the reconnaissance. This is not about any particular unit, as an abstract group of troops of any kind, from any country.
The commander of the reconnaissance shall coordinate the actions of soldiers left on the jmission and make informed decisions. Of course, the commander of the reconnaissance could do just the opposite, but then the probability of a bad outcome operation increases dramatically.
Modern exploration group is not often rely on GPS systems for land navigation as it likes to show in feature films. Many units are still using good old paper map, paving the way for him. No headache with replacement batteries and fears of detection GPS signal from the device. You too are using paper maps, even if not in military operations, and in orienteering? In this case, the clock Luminox Recon Team Leader Chrono will be particularly useful.
Peering closely to the silicone bracelet, we note a counting. With it, you are working with a map – measure the distance, a route. Inside the watch is accurate and reliable Swiss quartz movement RONDA, caliber Startech 5130.B, 13 stones.
Model Recon Team Leader Chrono is equipped with a chronograph, tachymeter, compass (the label on the bezel), and capable of operating in any time zone. The watch also have an alarm clock, its indicator with hour and minute hands is located at “6”. Unidirectional turning bezel clicks rotates counterclockwise. Sapphire glass with high resistance to scratching and anti-reflective coating protects the dial.
The clock will continue their accurate and trouble-free operation even in poor visibility conditions, because they set a bright branded lights «trigalight» – on the hour, minute and second hands, as well as on the layout of the dial microscopic sealed tubes with tritium gas, ensuring steady light up 25 years. Please note that the capsule on the bezel “12 hours” is also equipped with luminous yellow elements “trigalight.”
Case diameter 46 mm, thickness – 15.1 mm. In combination with the low weight (only 72 grams, thanks to the use in the manufacture of molded carbon fiber body) and the good performance of water protection (200 meters), this Luminox timepiece has every chance to go hiking in peace on the wrist a person unrelated to the war.