Recognised for their unique self-powered illumination system, a Luminox design is an essential piece of equipment. Legible in low light or darkness, the innovative brand was born in 1989 by Barry Cohen and his friend Richard Timbo. Barry was inspired by a Swiss self-powered illumination system, understanding the impact it would have when applied to watches. The name is the combination of two apt Latin words - Lumi meaning light and Nox translates as night. The Luminox Navy SEAL watch was a huge success for Luminox and allowed for other models to follow including the Luminox Recon and the Luminox Sea Turtle.