The Luminox Navy SEAL watch is the timepiece that made Luminox famous. In 1993, the Assistant RDT&E Officer for the Navy SEALs, Nick North, was asked to seek a more dependable watch for night missions and found the solution when he discovered Luminox. He worked with Luminox to develop a watch to their specifications and a revolution was born. For over 20 years, Luminox has partnered with the world’s toughest maritime commandos to continuously hone and refine a watch tough enough and useful enough to be considered “first line gear” for the finest warriors. Today, we’ve taken the lessons of the past and the refinement capable in the present to develop our toughest and most specifically designed essential piece of timekeeping gear to date, the ANU (Authorized for Navy Use) watch series.