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Lu­mi­nox’s Spec Ops Chal­lenge watch re­veals a new di­men­sion in the part­ner­ship be­tween the brand and the US Navy SEALS

Lu­mi­nox and the US Navy SEALS have for­malised their re­la­tion­ship this year, and the brand is now an of­fi­cial li­censee of the spe­cial op­er­a­tions unit. The ties be­tween the two go be­yond just ac­tive Navy SEAL oper­a­tors though; Lu­mi­nox has also part­nered with re­tired Navy SEALS to of­fer the Spe­cial Op­er­a­tions Chal­lenge (Spec Ops Chal­lenge), which gives civil­ians a chance to ex­pe­ri­ence Navy SEALS train­ing for a day. The new Spec Ops Chal­lenge watches were cre­ated to com­mem­o­rate this col­lab­o­ra­tion, and comes in two ver­sions based on the Navy SEAL Color­mark 3050 and Au­tho­rised for Navy Use (ANU) 4220 mod­els re­spec­tively.

The Spec Ops Chal­lenge watch here is based on the Navy SEAL Color­mark 3050 and, like ev­ery other Lu­mi­nox time­piece, uses tri­tium-filled glass tubes that emit a con­stant glow to dis­play the time in the dark. The watch re­tains the orig­i­nal’s car­bon-re­in­forced poly­car­bon­ate case, and thus its cor­re­spond­ing light­ness, dura­bil­ity, and stealthy matte black fin­ish. Its highly leg­i­ble dial and bezel

de­signs have also been kept largely in­tact, save for the large Spec Ops Chal­lenge logo at six o’clock. Each Spec Ops Chal­lenge watch ships with a polyurethane strap and an ad­di­tional NATO fabric strap.

As a sign of the deep­en­ing re­la­tion­ship be­tween Lu­mi­nox and the Navy SEALS, part of the pro­ceeds from the sale of each Spec Ops Chal­lenge watch will go to­wards the Navy SEAL Foun­da­tion, which pro­vides fi­nan­cial and other forms of sup­port for the ser­vice­men and fam­i­lies of the Naval Spe­cial War­fare com­mu­nity. MOVE­MENT Swiss quartz

CASE 44mm in car­bon-re­in­forced poly­car­bon­ate, wa­ter re­sis­tant to 200m

STRAP Black polyurethane strap with steel buckle, and black tex­tile NATO strap with steel rings and buckle

PRICE $743.65

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