Like many other American success stories, Luminox came from a forward-thinking individual realizing a need in the market and meeting it. Barry Cohen, a watch industry veteran, came across a Swiss self-powered illumination system and knew that it would make watches more visible and easier to read in low or no light situations. He partnered with a friend, Richard Timbo, and Luminox was born in 1989 (Lumi is Latin for light, Nox is Latin for night) driven by a commitment to offer cutting-edge luminescence and readability in its line of high-performance sports watches.
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.