Suppose you want to look like someone who has just jumped from a perfectly working helicopter into the middle of nowhere, then this Luminox watch might add some credibility. In fact, Bear Grylls himself has specified how the watches should be, and this Luminox Bear Grylls Survival Master Sea ‘3745’ might be the best in the range.
The Survival Master Sea has been given a new watch face, incorporating a ‘panda face’, which really are the two-black subdials on the yellow face. The quartz chronograph sits within a 45mm Carbonox+ case with sapphire crystal glass and an anti-reflective coating. The Carbonox+ is said to be stronger, have improved tensile strength, three times less water absorption than the regular Carbonox. The screw-in caseback and screw-down crowns give the watch a 300m water resistance depth, suitable for diving into water from a helicopter.
Another highlight feature is the compass that can be detached from the strap to help you navigate. The 3745 is additionally equipped with a uni-directional turning dive bezel with indicators for the four cardinal directions. And if you look properly at the minute tracker, you’ll find the S.O.S. in Morse code for times where you need to send smoke signals. The chronograph’s pushers and crown are constructed in solid stainless steel. The crown is finished with an orange rubber crown ring.
As with all Luminox watches, the Master Sea 3745 has a self-powered illumination system that uses tiny micro gas light tubes, called Luminox Light Technology. These light tubes can constantly glow for up to 25 years at all hours of the week.
The Luminox Bear Grylls Survival Master Sea ‘3754’ costs RM4,780, which isn’t a big ask for a watch like this. If it’s good enough for Bear, then it’s good enough for you.