New Luminox Watch Inspired by Cool 'Blackbird' Jet

Jul 16, 2008
This year at Baselworld, Luminox has unveiled its new EVO SR-71 Blackbird series 9070 watch. The timepiece will be available in a limited edition of 500 pieces. It is equipped with an automatic mechanical Valjoux chronograph movement.

The SR-71 Blackbird jet was retired by the US Air Force in 1990, having serviced the United States for more than 35 years and set a great number of speed and altitude records. The Blackbird was created as a long-range strategic reconnaissance aircraft to fly at speeds over Mach 3.2 and at 85,000 feet. Today, to see the remarkable aircraft, the fastest and highest flying production aircraft ever, you are invited to visit the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. Having developed the new watch series, Luminox pays tribute to the aircraft's record achievements and significance in the history of aviation.

Reflecting the latest trend for oversized sports watches, the Luminox EVO SR-71 Blackbird features the case measuring 44mm in diameter (that is 2mm larger than the original series). The case of the Luminox watch is crafted in black PVD-treated stainless steel and is coupled with a bracelet in the same material.

The all black design of the watch catches attention due to its streamlined shapesinspired by the SR-71 Blackbird jet. The watch boasts 100-meter water-resistance, but you will see no exterior turning bezel for diving time measurements as the turning bezel is found inside the watch.

The Swiss Valjoux 7750 automatic mechanical chronograph movement, with uni-directional winding, offers an advantage of a 42-hour power reserve. The face of the watch is protected by an extremely scratch-resistant sapphire crystal with A/R coating, a standard feature of the series.

What is also remarkable about the EVO SR-71 Blackbird series 9070 watch is that the black watch dial is powered by 12 LLT (Luminox Light Technology) gaseous light tubes that are to glow nonstop for over 25 years, and 100 times brighter than other luminous timepieces created today.

Interested in Luminox Blackbird watches? Look through the catalog

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