Never give up: Surviving the wildest challenges with ‘Luminox X Bear Grylls’ watches

The man is fighting his way through dark jungle, the sun obscured by the trees. The going is tough, but he hacks his way through thanks to a machete and his sheer grit and determination. Hot and humid, the jungle is a tough environment, with many lurking dangers. He fights his way through to a clearing to see the sun. The man points the hour hand of his watch at the sun, gets his bearings, computes his land speed and determines he can reach higher ground and camps before the sun sets. Determined to never give up, the man knows he will be safe.

The man is Bear Grylls and the watch is Luminox.

For the first half of 2020, Luminox will launch its Land series of Luminox Bear Grylls Survival Collection. All watches will feature ‘Never Give Up’, Bear’s signature and an orange compound crown, giving the collection a consistent design. Each individual series will also feature their own unique set of designs and functions in line with the series they belong to.

LUMINOX BEAR GRYLLS SURVIVAL 3780 LAND SERIES

The Land series come equipped with just about everything Bear Grylls requires to survive on any terrestrial adventure. Not only are the 45mm CARBONOX™ cases water resistant to 200 metres, the Land timepieces are chronographs, perfect for calculating walking speed, with a special scale on the bezel. The crown and pushers are solid stainless-steel. The Luminox Bear Grylls Survival 3780 series comes with only six Luminox Light Technology (LLT).

Using the walking speed scale, a person can calculate the approximate average walking/hiking speed in an hour. This calculation is based on a distance of 50m. As the average step length of a person varies as a function of their height, it is recommended that he or she measures how many steps is needed to personally need to walk 50m, prior to beginning your calculation. When walking or hiking in a group, the calculation should always be based on the slowest walking person.

The Luminox Bear Grylls Survival 3780 series comes in two different designs. The first design is a regular a black dial and a black rubber strap with special ruler markings (cm and inch), further equipped with a compass on the strap. The second is a khaki-green dial with a paracord survival strap.

The paracord strap has evolved from being used as parachute strings to stand-alone travel tools, and is handwoven from superior strength nylon cords used in parachute suspension lines. When unravelled, the paracord strap has a total length of approximately 80cm, and the woven strands can resist a weight of up to 250 kilogrammes. Other possible uses for a paracord bracelet include to tie up gear, making a shelter, using the inner core for a fishing line or sutures, making a splint for a broken limb, making a perimetre trip line for warnings, etc.

The Luminox Bear Grylls Survival 3780 series comes in two different designs. The first design is a regular a black dial and a black rubber strap with special ruler markings (cm and inch), further equipped with a compass on the strap. The second is a khaki-green dial with a paracord survival strap. PHOTOS: LUMINOX

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