In 1989, watchmaker Barry Cohen created the brand Luminox with the aim of offering a completely new luminescence system and better readability for luxury sport watches. Their first watch was ordered directly by the US Navy SEALs elite unit, as they needed a ultra-high-performance, water-resistant watch to keep up with their night activities. Luminox (‘Lumi’ is latin for light while ‘Nox’ is Latin for night) is nowadays a Californian headquartered company well known in the watchmaking industry for their proprietary long-term cutting-edge luminescence and readability.
As with many things that issue from Italy, the Aurora 88 (CT) Large, imbues that consummate aesthetic, clean lines, & undoubted functionality. This then, is not only a beautiful writing instrument, it’s performance is superlative too; where once upon a time, another Italian pen manufacturer (Delta) held sway over all others in this country - now defunct, Aurora has taken on that primary mantle; hand-built to very exacting standards, the quality speaks for itself in both looks & performance.
This particular, & most understated retro piece offers its various owner(s) a wonderful writing experience - mine outfitted with a 14K Fine Flex nib - soft & bouncy & smooth, with a hint of feedback that lets you know you’re writing; excellent flexion when required, with effortless spring return to the tines. Minimalist engraving upon both the cap band & nib, with a silky solid black resin throughout, tastefully accented with chrome trims.
It is a large scribe - girthy, yet lightweight, & seats comfortably in the hand - ideal for protracted writing sessions without causing hand fatigue.
In terms of price, well that’s competitive, but clearly, in such a pen you are most assuredly getting your money’s worth.
For the smaller hand, there is an identical model that might be considered more suitable. There is a moderately sized ink window, & to round this all off, a piston-filling mechanism (so bottled ink only). For myself, this has to be the best fountain pen purchase of 2022.
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The watch size is very excellent, it can be worn by men and women.
I have been looking at this watch for a long time. I finally decided I had to add it to my collection. As beautiful as it looks online, it’s even more spectacular in person. Thrilled with my purchase experience.