Consider how alien an underwater environment really is. It’s the closest that an earth-bound individual can get to outer space. So, when you put yourself in such hostile territory, wouldn’t it make sense to bring the most sophisticated and reliable tools with you?
I’m talking, of course, about Luminox’s Deep Diver 500m/50 bar piece. Previously rated for 200 metres, this one can go places many other diver’s watches simply can’t. After all, the last thing that you want to worry about on your dive is whether or not your timepiece is able to function at your desired depth. If anything, the Luminox watch should be able to go much deeper than you can.
So let’s just talk about how tough this piece is. Pretend that you’re a diver. You have a limited supply of oxygen. That number is some number of minutes. In such a wondrous and different environment, without the same kind of natural sunlight and other environmental indicators, time will be perceived differently. Timing the descent and the ascent, avoiding the “bends”…all this relies singularly upon the Luminox Deep Diver. Hey, it’s not like you can ask someone what time it is.
But it’s important to keep in mind that this is a watch built to the toughest standards. The exams were so rigorous; Luminox itself has stated that it can only certify 24 watches every 3.5 hours. Moreover, the watches are tested at a depth 25% greater than their maximum. The additional tests (shock, antimagnetic) rounded out the analysis. In the end, you’re left with a reinforced piece that won’t ever let you down. After all, it’s what many members of the U.S. military use. Look at it this way as well: if it’s designed to take that kind of abuse, how long do you think that it will last, subject to normal, everyday use?