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Super Luminova Question

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Once upon a time, I owned a no-date Sub, which I traded for a GMT Master. Then I acquired a wife and kids and the Rolex had to go. I'm looking to replace it, but I remember loving the tritium feature of my earlier watches.

What do I need to know about the Super Luminova that Rolex currently uses?

Thanks,

X18C

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Rolex now uses Chromalight, not Super Luminova:

- It is blue when illuminated, white when not

- It is not particularly bright, particularly when the eyes are still adjusting

- It illuminates the watch all night long

- It does not cause cancer like tritium (as far as we know)

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What is there to know? Expose it to light and it will glow in the dark. I believe it will glow a blue colour, and last a decent amount of time in comparison to lume of old. The lume on my Tudor Pelagos is out of this world, and I think it is the same stuff Rolex use.

 

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Apologize... we both had typos... meant Chromalight. Nonetheless, while some speculate Chromalight is Superluminova, Rolex claims it to be proprietary, so I am sure it is (as this is a legal term). Several watch reviews highlight this fact. Also, I did not claim tritium caused cancer to the watch wearer, but it does cause cancer like any radioactive material can.

 

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+1 for the new blue lume lasting a long time. I had a small overlap with owning my SubC ND and Planet Ocean. The blue glowing indicies last for hours. The green on the PO kept it's charge, but not nearly as long.

 

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