Introducing The Luminox Bear Grylls Air Collection

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Luminox is adding a new collection to their collaborative Bear Grylls Survival family called the Air series. The newest collection features a GMT set within a field style watch that’s been kitted out to survive with the likes of, well, Bear Grylls. Like the Survival watches to come before them, these are singularly focused watches that are less interested in being great all-rounders, and more so in being pushed to their limits. The watches, along with Bear Grylls, hope to inspire you to push your own.

The Air collection consists of two references, each sporting a unique strap option. Buyers can choose between a Cordura strap for $695 or a Milanese mesh bracelet for $795. The watch itself uses a 45mm steel case sporting a bi-directional Carbonox bezel unit that places the timezones atop an aluminum bezel insert. The presence of the timezones on the bezel aids the 24 hour hand on the dial that gets a bright orange tip tracking against the 24 hour ring inside the minute and hour marker ramp. 

The dial itself is black with white markers and orange accents, a color scheme we’ve seen throughout the Survival family with Bear Grylls. This includes the “Never give up” adage and logo appearing on the dial as well. On the functional side, large Arabic numerals mark the cardinal hours, appearing on the flat portion of the dial, while the minute hashes are placed onto an angled surface, leaving cavities for the hour plots to sit within.

The hour batons, numerals and hands all use Luminox Light Technology for low light visibility. The proprietary system uses tiny micro gas light tubes that remain visible under any conditions, making it a fitting bit of tech for such an extreme field watch. A 200m depth rating helps on this front as well. Power comes through a quartz GMT movement mated to a screw down crown with orange coating for max grip. 

The Luminox Bear Grylls Air Collection is available now from Luminox. More information from Luminox.

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Blake is a Wisconsin native who’s spent the past decade covering the people, products, and brands that make the watch world a little more interesting. Blake enjoys the practical elements that watches bring to everyday life, from modern Seikos to vintage Rolex. He is an avid writer and photographer with a penchant for classic cars, non-fiction literature, and home-built mechanical keyboards.
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