Baselworld 2018 Live Report – Luminox New Limited Edition

Baselworld 2018 Live Report - Luminox New Limited Edition

Hi Everyone,

Visiting Baselworld last week the Luminox story really fascinated me. It is the one watch brand that is making a real difference to the World  due to it’s super Luminox Light technology.

Official Luminox photo

Did you know this is the watch brand worn by the Unites States Navy SEALs, amongst other elite forces worldwide!

Looking at their website I am totally in awe at the amount of meaningful partnerships Luminox has.  See one example with Thailand and ghost nets recovery and sea turtle conservation.


This years exciting news is the collaboration between ICE-SAR, the Icelandic Association for Search and Rescue and Luminox. In honour of the 90th anniversary of ICE_SAR, Luminox have created a limited edition watch.

Keep reading to find out about the Luminox new Limited Edition watch and more.


Baselworld 2018 Live Report – Luminox New  Limited Edition

New Limited Edition ICE-SAR 1000 series

ICE-SAR rescuers operate in extreme conditions. With it’s 93 teams and a force of over 8’000 volunteers. They need a watch with proven reliability on all sea, air, land and land dimensions.  There are months where Iceland is in partial or total darkness.


Unique to Luminox watches are the micro gas lights on the hands and hour markers.   This unique self-powered illumination system – the Luminous Light Technology,  provides a constant glow for up to 25 years.

Luminex created the ICE-SAR series of watches with CARBONOX casing for robustness and ultra-light weight. A hard sandblasted dial, interpreting the lava fields that cover 30% of Iceland. Note how on some models the 12 index is replaced by the number 112. This is the common emergency number that can be dialed for free in several countries. There are four models of the ICE-SAR 1100 series.

The Limited Edition model is the ICE-SAR 1000 series watch. Only 900 units are produced globally and each watch is numbered on the back. The main colours  are blue and red. A tribute to the  colours of the Icelandic National flag.

Baselworld 2018 Live Report - Luminox New Limited Edition

The Limited Edition watch is the favourite of CEO Bernd Stadlwieser.

ICE-SAR 1000 Artic Series – main product features
  • CARBONOX case 46mm
  • Water resistance: 20 ATM
  • Glass: saphire crystal
  • Strap: fabric/velcro or fabric/rubber
  • Number of LLT’s: 14
  • Movement: Ronda 515, 3 hands/date
  • Stainless steel case back
  • Swiss made
  • Launch date August 2018
  • Recommended retail price CHF 425


New Colorways for Master Carbon SEAL collection
Official Luminox photo

The most advanced and lightwieight watch within the entire SEAL collection.  This collection has long carbon bars supporting the polymers making the case stiffer and more durable.

It will be newly available in blue with a fabric strap or total grey CARBONOX.

Baselworld 2018 Live Report - Luminox New Limited Edition

This collection is water resistant up to 300 meters.

Launch date April 2018

Recommended retail price CHF 670


New Atacama Field Automatic 1900 Series
Official Luminox photo

Atacama coming from the Atacama Desert – one of the most extreme stretches of land on the planet. This watch has been built with tough adventurers in mind.

Official Luminox photo

This series has an automatic movement and 44mm steel case. It now has increased water resistance up to 20 ATM. My personal favourite – smile!

This collection has a curved anti-reflective coated sapphire crystal face.

Launch date April 2018

Recommended retail price CHF 900 / CHF 980 for steel bracelet version


Small Gallery from press conference:
Top right; ICE-SAR members and CEO Mondaine Watch Ltd Bernd Stadlwieser, Bottom right CEO Mondaine Watch Ltd Berndt Stadlwieser and André Bernheim – co-owner of Mondaine Watch Ltd


This post is written in collaboration with Mondaine Watch Ltd – thank you for having me at your press conference during Baselworld 2018.


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  1. I love those watches they are really very handy when they are glowing in the dark and you can see the time very nice

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