Known for their selfpowered luminous watches that are the timepiece of choice for U.S. Navy SEALs, F-117 Nighthawk Stealth jet pilots and other elite forces, Luminox has tied up with the famous counterterrorism dive instructor Scott Cassell to help save the fast depleting population of sharks in the world’s oceans. Sea Wolves Unlimited LLC, an organisation founded and run by Cassell, carries out evidence-gathering operations aimed at bringing shark poachers and polluters to justice. Combining military tactics with environmental motivation, these operations are known as rECOn missions, and they have already resulted in 11 criminal convictions and many more arrests and pending investigations.
In collaboration with Cassell, Luminox has created the new 1526 Deep Dive Special Scott Cassell dive watch, a portion of whose proceeds from sales will support Sea Wolves Unlimited and its missions and help the Sea Wolves to continue their essential work. The watch has all the features that rECOn divers consider essential, including a sturdy steel case, a professional-grade ratcheting unidirectional dive bezel, patent-pending bezel locking device and crown protector, 500-meter water resistance and a clear, high-contrast dial with Luminox Light Technology (LLT) that glows for up to 25 years, regardless of conditions, so that the watch is always visible, even in the murkiest depths.
The black dial is marked with both the Luminox logo and the Sea Wolves emblem. The steel case back depicts Cassell’s submarine. The integrated polyurethane strap comes with an extension for use over a wetsuit. The watch is packaged in a waterproof gearbox that can be used to store items safely on a dive boat. Moreover, like all Luminox watches, the 1526 Deep Dive Special Scott Cassell model is Swiss made.
Luminox is also working with Cassell’s other nonprofit, called Undersea Voyager Project (UVP), which helps marine researchers, educators, students, and `citizen scientists’ explore and learn about the underwater environment through dives in specially equipped submarines and live webcasts of the expeditions. In support of UVP, Luminox has created the new 3054.SET Colormark Special Scott Cassell dive watch in collaboration with Cassell. A portion of proceeds from sales of this watch will go toward funding UVP and its mission of exploration.
The Swiss-made 3054. SET Colormark Special Scott Cassell is built for diving, with a sturdy case of carbonreinforced polycarbonate. It has a protected double O-ring crown, professional-grade ratcheting unidirectional dive bezel, 200-meter water resistance and a clear, highcontrast dial with Luminox Light Technology (LLT) that glows for up to 25 years, regardless of conditions, so that the watch is always visible. The blue dial is marked with both the Luminox logo and the UVP logo. The case back depicts Cassell’s submarine. This model comes on polyurethane strap with dive extension. It is packaged with an additional two Velcro straps, featuring a blue or red dive flag emblem, along with the Luminox logo, a compass and a strap-changing tool in a dive mask storage box. The 3954 Colormark Special Scott Cassell model is also Swiss made.