Luminox has yet again breathed new life into the very traditional Field watch category. The Atacama Field Series is named after the Chilean Atacama region, one of the driest areas in the entire world.
The Atacama Field Series blends the functionality of a modern Swiss Made timepiece with an updated retro look and rugged styling. The newest pieces, day-date models (1922.BOB, 1924, 1924.M and 1929) and chronograph alarm models (1942.BOB, 1944, 1944.M and 1949), feature both earthy and bold new color ways, and the return of the classic Black-on-Black.
Originating in the 1880’s, the field watch gained popularity during the First World War due to soldier’s demands for reliable and portable timepieces. Trench fighting required quick, accurate timing so watches had to be small enough to be worn on the wrist.
The battlefield environment also created a need for exceptionally water and shock resistant watches, and the Field watch quickly evolved a distinctive style – rugged and utilitarian with virtually no embellishment. For almost a century, the Field Watch has epitomized American heritage style, and its popularity continues to grow.
Over time, the style has been updated and contemporized growing in case size with the trend towards larger watches, and also with the addition of quartz movement reliability with the advent of this technology.
The Chrono Alarm models feature the innovative and proprietary highly audible sound box construction for which Luminox is renowned. Water resistance ratings are 200 meters.