This year, Luminox is introducing new restyled models in the F-22 Raptor Chronograph series featuring solid titanium cases and slide rule bezels. Inspired by the legendary stealth fighter, these Swiss Made chronographs are great looking and extremely rugged, built to fly in the F-22 Raptor or just to fly through life.
The F-22 Raptor from Lockheed Martin is the most advanced fighter jet ever built. The Raptor’s combination of stealth, aerodynamic performance and situational awareness gives the aircraft unprecedented air combat capabilities, especially in today’s long range warfare. Lockheed Martin produced 195 of these amazing jets for the United States Air Force, with the last one being delivered on May 2, 2012.
The F-22 Raptor can soar 10 miles high and fly at supersonic speeds for extended periods of time, thanks to its ground-breaking “supercruise” technology, which propels the jet to speeds greater than Mach 1.5 without the use of afterburners. In addition, the Raptor has built-in stealth technology so it virtually undetectable by radar.
The Air Force described the F-22 as “unmatched by any known or projected fighter,” while the National Aeronautic Association awarded Lockheed Martin the 2006 Collier Trophy, American aviation’s most prestigious award, for “designing, testing and operating the revolutionary F-22 Raptor, providing total air dominance for America’s future.”
Luminox has partnered with Lockheed Martin for the last 16 years to bring aviation and watch enthusiasts a series of creative timepieces inspired by the most remarkable strategic aircraft in aviation history. The design of the Luminox F-22 Raptor Chronograph incorporates elements of this cutting-edge fighter plane: the crown shape is taken from the tail cone and the top view of the bracelet mimics the top view of the jet, all functional angles, while the case back features an engraving of the F-22 Raptor from above.
Built of solid titanium, a material that is both stronger and much lighter than steel, the new 44mm Swiss Made chronographs boast a utilitarian slide rule bezel, perfect for the calculations a pilot has to make while on a mission (e.g. conversions, fuel consumption, air speed and distance calculations and more).
The F-22 Raptor Chronographs are incredibly legible, easy to read at a glance in the day or in total darkness thanks to Luminox’s mastery of luminosity. These F-22 Raptor Chronographs are always visible, boasting self-powered luminosity that guarantees that these watches will be illuminated constantly for up to 25 years.
The dial layout is the traditional three-subdial chronograph format, displaying running seconds, elapsed minutes and elapsed hours, with a central chronograph second hand. An oversized date is positioned at six o’clock. The watches are powered by Swiss quartz movements for incredible precision and ease of use, and the 44mm titanium case is water resistant to 200 meters.
The watches are available in four models; a black dial version available on a solid link titanium bracelet, or a black or brown leather strap; and a white dial model with a gray webbing strap.
The new, redesigned Luminox F-22 Raptor chronographs in titanium are rugged timepieces that express a love for aviation, purpose-built design and adventure.
Origin: Swiss Made
Always Visible: Constant glow for up to 25 years in any light condition
Water Resistance: 200 meters, 20 ATM, 660 feet, individually tested
Movement: Ronda 5050.B Chronograph Big-Date at 6H, Special HH
Battery/Battery life: 395 / 43 months
Case: Titanium case
Bezel: Titanium bezel with aluminum ring, bidirectional turning bezel
Case back: Titanium screwed in
Crystal: Sapphire glass, single antireflective coated
Crown: Titanium, screwed
Height: 13.5 mm