Almost 20 years ago, F-117 Nighthawk Stealth Jet pilots from Edwards Air Force Base approached Luminox to make watches specifically for them, utilizing the brand’s unique design and the self-powered illumination system. This collaboration resulted in the USAF F-117 Nighthawk Stealth series, and the F-117 remains an integral part of the Luminox collection.
This year, Luminox continues the F-117 story with the F-117 Nighthawk 6440 Series, with it being the first timepiece to use Carbonox™ + case in the AIR series.
The Lockheed Martin F-117 Nighthawk was the world’s first stealth aircraft that was produced to be invisible to radar. In theory, it was postulated that radar beams could be reflected by a series of carefully angled triangular panels, and in reality, the unconventional alien-looking aircraft proved to be one thousand times less visible than any other aircraft ever created.
The F-117 Nighthawk saw action in the first and second Gulf wars, as well as in several smaller conflicts before being retired in 2008. The F-117 Nighthawk was the pioneer for stealth attack aircraft and became the basis for the design of subsequent stealth fighters, including the F-22 Raptor and the F-35 Lightning II.
Carbonox™+ is used make the F-117 Nighthawk 6440 Series case. It is also the pioneer timepiece, in the Air Series, to use this material. Carbonox™+ is a carbon-based material exclusive to Luminox. Beside being light, hypoallergenic, extremely durable and resistant, it also features a very interesting texture, where the carbon long bar fibers are visible on the surface of the case.
To match the design of the F-117 Nighthawk, the 6440 Series is made with a combination of the angular bi-directional turning bezel and the signature Carbonox™+ material, which mimics the shape and color of the aircraft. In addition, the 6440 Series combines Super-LumiNova, which is used on the numerals on the bezel and dial, with the Luminox Lighting Technology (LLT), which guarantees ultimate night vision for up to 25 years through its use of tritium tubes. This combination provides the best of both worlds – the brightness of Super-LumiNova and the LLTs, which are always visible. The easy-to-read white numerals and hands have an icy blue and yellow glow when it’s dark, making the watch visible in any lighting conditions.
The F-117 Nighthawk 6440 Series is powered by a Ronda quart movement, which features a GMT indication (a nod to the F-117 Nighthawk’s time zone crossing nature) along with a date display at three o’clock. This versatile and attractive watch comes on a Kevlar strap with a Carbonox™ + buckle.
The F-117 Nighthawk 6441 Series is priced at RM 3,955.00
F-117 Nighthawk 6441 Series – Main Product Features
· TimeDate GMT Ronda 515.24H
· CARBONOX™ + case, bi-directional turning bezel with Superluminova
· Dial & hands with Superluminova
· Sapphire with Anti Reflective coating
· Stainless steel double security crown
· Stainless steel case back screwed in
· Kevlar strap with CARBONOX™ + buckle
Luminox watches can be purchased online at: https://www.luminox.com.sg/
Luminox watches are also available at the following departmental stores and other leading watch retailers.
Parkson at Pavilion
Level 3, Pavilion, 168, Jalan Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur
Parkson at Sunway Velocity
G-16, Ground Floor, Sunway Velocity Mall, 55100 Kuala Lumpur
Kompleks SOGO, 3D Fashion Arena, 190, Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman 50100 Kuala Lumpur
Central i-City, Unit G-01, No 1, i-City, Persiaran Multimedia, Seksyen 7, 40000 Shah Alam
For further information and the full list of authorised watch retailers, call Crystal Time (M) Sdn Bhd at +603 2938 3938 or head over to http://www.crystaltime.com.sg
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