Saturday, October 15, 2016

Luminox New Carbon SEAL3800 Series

In the new Carbon SEAL 3800 series, the case is made of a compound using 40% Carbon in bar form. This amount of carbon changes everything, making the case lighter (three times lighter than titanium), more durable, exceedingly hypoallergenic, more scratch resistant than most other materials and more chemical and heat resistant.Luminox, known for its use of self-powered illumination, is always looking for new materials and new ways to enhance performance. Carbon is used in state of the art vehicles such as aircraft, exotic and race cars, motorcycles and yachts. The use of carbon bars has revolutionized case manufacturing for Luminox, making it possible to produce a highly attractive yet incredibly light and durable timepiece.
In other carbon cases, Luminox mixed carbon powder with polymers, but with the Carbon SEAL, long carbon bars support the polymers. In fact, during testing Luminox set fire to the case and all that remained were the carbon bars, completely unmarred.
This construction results in a lighter, stiffer and more durable case. The material itself is a very attractive anthracite color, that doesn’t get hot in warm temperatures or cold in more frigid climates. Exceedingly comfortable and easy to wear, the new Carbon SEAL is water resistant to 300 meters/1,000 feet, enabling the timepiece to withstand incredible pressure on deep dives. The 3800 is engineered with more robust components; an extra thick sapphire crystal and stainless steel case back that ensure its water resistance.
The real Navy SEALs, law enforcement, emergency personnel and more wear Luminox watches, and these professionals need to be able to see the time no matter the conditions. That’s why Luminox uses tiny tritium gas tubes, which will provide illumination for up to 25 years. Unlike other luminosity systems, which depend on exterior light sources to charge luminous paint or a pushbutton to illuminate the watch, the luminosity is built right into Luminox watches, ensuring that you will always be able to see the time, no matter the conditions.
Luminox has changed the game once again with the new 46mm Carbon SEAL 3800 series, available in two dial colors, and all the timepieces in the 3800 series come on a rubber strap, while the special limited edition (500 pieces) comes on a carbon bar polymer compound bracelet.

Technical details
Origin: Swiss Made
Always Visible: Constant glow for up to 25 years in any light condition
Size/Diameter: 46mm
Water Resistance: 300 meters, 30 ATM, 1000 feet, individually tested
Movement: Ronda 715 HH6
Battery/Battery life: CR 2016/ 96 months
Case: Carbon Compound
Bezel: Carbon compound, unidirectional turning bezel, at 12h fitted with colored light tube protected with sapphire crystal
Case back: 316L stainless steel, screwed
Crystal: Sapphire, single antireflective coated
Crown: 316L stainless steel, screw down
Height: 14mm
Weight: 80g (3801, 3813), 105g (3802)

References
3801: Black Case, Black dial and Black rubber strap
3802: Black Case, Black dial and Carbon compound steel, limited edition of 500 pieces,
3803: Black Case, Olive green dial and Black rubber strap

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