Luminox was approached by US Air Force pilots flying the F-117 Nighthawk Stealth fighter jet. They were wearing the Navy SEAL timepieces, but chafed at the word "Navy" on the dial. Luminox then developed a watch for these pilots and approached Lockheed Martin, the makers of the F-117 Nighthawk for a picture of the plane to use in the catalogs that marketed the watches. This initial contact turned into an exclusive arrangement to produce Lockheed Martin timepieces, including watches dedicated to the F-117 Nighthawk, F-16 Fighting Falcon, SR-111 Blackbird and the new F-22 Raptor.
This sensational timepiece incorporates the exclusive self- illuminating tritium gas dial, with hands and hour markers that glow brightly for up to 25 years, even in absolute blackness with no need for any external light source or power. The entire watch - case, screw-down back, screw-in crown, bezel and bracelet is crafted of stainless steel that's been shaped and PVD (Physical Vapor Disposition) plated black to evoke the exotic look and feel of a Stealth aircraft. Features a multi-jewel Swiss quartz movement, highly scratch-resistant sapphire glass crystal with double anti- reflective coating and dual time zone bezel.