Luminox introduces the all new Tony Kanaan Ultra-Light PC Carbon Chronograph 1100 series in association with Indy 500 Champion, Tony Kanaan.
Following the enormous success of the four Limited Edition Tony Kanaan quartz chronograph series, the 1100 series makes TK’s signature watch series available to a wider audience. Featuring TK’s iconic asymmetrical black case, these ultra-light but strong carbon reinforced polycarbonate racing chronos are more colourful than past models with green and yellow evoking his Brazilian heritage. The 1101 has a black dial with green hands and yellow numbers, and the 1105 has a yellow dial with black hands.
The Swiss Made watches are water-resistant to 200 meters and features Luminox Light Technology, a proprietary system of self-powered micro gas tubes, mounted on the hands and markers of the watches that glow continuously for up to 25 years, so that the dial can always be read, even in low light conditions.
Tony Kanaan started racing go-karts in his native Brazil at the age of 8, later making his way to Europe and then to the US where he established his racing career. In 2004 Tony claimed the IndyCar title, completing every single of the 3,305 laps of that season, making him the first IndyCar Series driver to achieve such a feat. In his third season with KV Racing Technology, Kanaan won the most important title of his career, the 2013 Indianapolis 500, and broke the IZOD IndyCar Series record for consecutive starts with 212.
Kanaan is a workout buff and an amateur triathlete. He often competes in Half-Ironman races and in 2011 he trained during his regular IndyCar season and, in between races, competed in the Ford Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii. Kanaan speaks four languages, English, Portuguese, Italian and Spanish and lists Ayrton Senna and Alex Zanardi as his racing idols. As of 2014 Kanaan is driving Car #10 for Target Chip Ganassi Racing.
Luminox, the original self-powered luminous watch brand, is the watch of choice for U.S. Navy SEALs, F-117 NighthawkTM Stealth jet pilots and other elite forces. Luminox watches glow 100 times brighter than most other luminous watches, giving them superior readability. Tough, powerful and accurate, Swiss-made Luminox is the ultimate night vision gear for serious athletes, rugged outdoorsmen and other peak performers.