The NAV SPC (Navigation Specialist) watch from Luminox is a new model as part of their ongoing and successful RECON series. The NAV SPC models 8831 (KM) and 8832 (M) have a larger dial and a 46mm case. The dial incorporates an easy to read walking speed tachymeter – a unique feature of the RECON series and a novelty for watches – either in kilometer (8831) or miles (8832) per hour. As Special Forces soldiers often work in different timezones, this Luminox model employs a movement with a GMT function enabling the wearer to set a second timezone. Additionally, in order to facilitate navigation with a map, the newly designed watchstrap features three common map scales which can be used to measure distances on maps without the need for calculations. The watchstrap also features an inch/cm measurement and comparison chart, and holds a removable compass as an orientation device. Aesthetically, the combination of a black carbon-reinforced polycarbonate case, ratcheting dive bezel with two-tone aluminum ring, and black dial give the watch a very recognizable military look. Designed in collaboration with former Swiss Army Military Security NCO Andrea Micheli – an internationally recognized law enforcement and military journalist and shooting instructor – the Swiss-made NAV SPC watch addresses the needs of military personnel for analog watches that can also be used as a simple and efficient navigation tool for orienteering, and other outdoor activities of civil consumers.
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