In 2018, ICE-SAR celebrates its 90th anniversary (1928 – 2018).
On this special occasion, Luminox created a Limited Edition watch within its ICE-SAR Arctic 1000 series. The watch is limited to 900 units globally and all watches are individually numbered on the stainless steel caseback.
The shape of the ICE-SAR logo - with its four circle elements - is the source of inspiration to the bezel shape.
Inspired by the volcanic landscapes of Iceland, the hard sandblasted dial of the Arctic 1000 series is a direct interpretation of the lava fields that cover 30% of the country. The shape of all three hands is inspired by the carabiners that ICE-SAR rescuers are using in all missions and the crown is inspired by the knurling part of these carabiners.
Blue and red are the colors of the Icelandic national flag and similarly they are the main colors of this Limited Edition. At nine o’clock, the 9 index is being replaced by a commemorative 90 years marking.
The usual 12 index is being replaced by 112 in an eye-catching red color. 112 is the common emergency telephone number that can be dialed free of charge in order to reach emergency services in several countries.
Luminox is proud to be working with the ICE-SAR, a historic Search and Rescue operation, and to be equipping them with ICE-SAR Arctic 1000 series watches.