Luminox goes to space
Luminox, the watch brand that pioneered the use of self-powered illumination in timepieces, announces their a partnership with commercial spaceliner Space Expedition Corporation (SXC). Luminox watches have been requested and supplied to a long list of special forces that work in the SEA, AIR and LAND, and now adds a 4th dimension – SPACE. Luminox has been part of the Essential Gear by U.S. Navy SEALs, U.S. Air Force Stealth Pilots, SWAT teams, Police and rescue organizations around the world, and Underwater explorers, and now will be worn by the Astronauts (and passengers) of the SXC Spaceships as a new series of special timepieces are being developed that can withstand the incredible G-Forces and weightlessness encountered in spaceflights.
Michiel Mol, one of the founders of Space Expedition Corporation: “We will start operating our commercial spaceflights in 2015. From the island of Curacao we will offer our clients, co-pilot astronauts as we call them, a unique experience in which they will experience breaking the soundbarrier, G-Forces, weightlessness and eventually, at an altitude of 103 km, to see the world from Space. Up there in the dark, we felt our crew would need a special, yet to be developed watch. The technical knowledge of Luminox, combined with their ambition and spirit of adventure, proved them to be the perfect partner for us. They are the brand that can offer Essential Gear to our Astronauts.” Barry Cohen, Founder of Luminox: “We are extremely proud to become a part of this special project. Currently our product line is broken into three segments – Sea, Air and Land, but with this partnership, we will be introducing the fourth dimension – Space, early next year. At this moment, our engineers are starting to work closely together with the technical staff of SXC to develop a unique timepiece for unique circumstances.”