Luminox looks to the Record-Breaking Lockheed Martin CONSTELLATION® Airplane as Inspiration for the Newest Pilot’s Watch
Luminox is the official watch partner for the American Aerospace engineering juggernaut, Lockheed Martin. Through this partnership, Luminox takes inspiration from one of the most revolutionary airplanes of its time designed by Lockheed: the infamous CONSTELLATION®. Fondly nicknamed, Connie, the plane was a gamechanger for both civil and military aviation, setting flight time records including the quickest flight from Burbank, CA to Washington, DC in 1944 in just under 7 hours at an average speed of 331 miles/hour (roughly 533km/hour). That flight was piloted by none other than TWA owner Howard Hughes, who was instrumental in bringing the craft to market. The combination of high performance and design are what made this aircraft a legend in the industry, and now it inspires Luminox’ newest addition to the Air Series.
The CONSTELLATION® Automatic 9600 is available in 4 different variations all with a 42mm steel case and elegant 3D case back. The range of dial colors include Black with Beige indicators, Gray with Beige indicators, or Beige with Black. The black dial option has a choice of strap or steel bracelet. Featured on the dial, an illustration of the globe and the CONSTELLATION® airplane set this watch a flight. In the tradition of classical pilot’s watches, a triangle with two dots is placed at 12 o’clock to provide time at a glance and quick orientation. The Swiss made Automatic movement provides precision timing keep with a date indicator at 3 o’clock with 38-hour power reserve when fully wound. The black bi-rotational bezel and screw in crown with 100 meters water resistance complete the piece. As with every other Luminox timepiece, it incorporates Luminox Light technology, making sure that your timepiece is visible in any light conditions for up to 25 years.
The Connie, an airplane that to this day is loved and fondly remembered comes back to flight with Luminox’ latest timepiece, The CONSTELLATION® Automatic.