With the ever-increasing loadshedding, we look at three watches boasting bright luminensce for when you find yourself left in the dark…
Bell & Ross BR V2-92 Full Lum
The name says it all — “Full Lum”. Indeed, this Bell & Ross is (nearly) entirely luminescent (thanks to the generous application of Super-LumiNova on the green dial, indices and hands, all of which emits bright luminescence. The dial emits a blue-ish glow, while the numerals and hands emit green. There’s no doubt that this timepiece will turn heads when the lights go out. The dial is housed in a 41 mm satin-finished and polished stainless steel case coupled with a black rubber strap. Time is kept with the Parisian luxury watchmaker’s BR-CAL.302 self-winding mechanical movement.
OMEGA Seamaster Planet Ocean 6000 M Co-Axial Master Chronometer 45.5 mm
It’s no surprise that a diver’s watch (the first of two) would make its way onto this list. Indeed, a watch of this variety has to remain legible even when submerging into the deep blue (at up to 6 000 metres with this Seamaster, to be precise). So, as a result, this OMEGA diver’s watch is the perfect companion no matter where you find yourself without light. Providing maximum legibility, the 18-carat white gold hour and minute hands and hour markers are all coated in Super-Luminova. The aforementioned items are fitted to a grade 5 titanium dial, housed within a 45.5 mm case fashioned from the same hard-wearing material. Inside, the watch is driven by OMEGA’s Co-Axial Master Chronometer Calibre 8912.
TAG Heuer Aquaracer Professional 1000 Superdiver
This Aquaracer is made to endure any conditions, offering extreme legibility whether you’re diving into the deep blue or even when you need to check the time when you’re sitting in the dark. The black Sunray brushed dial sports large indexes and hands filled with Super-LumiNova. A neat addition, the markings on the bezel are also luminescent (blue and orange) to ensure visibility when it matters most. This diver’s watch boasts a 45 mm titanium case, coupled with a titanium bracelet, replete with a push-button folding clasp that’s fashioned from this robust material. The TH30-00 automatic movement offers a generous power reserve of 70 hours, making it loadshedding-proof.