ArmourLite revolutionized the watch industry as the first manufacturer to combine shatterproof glass construction with tritium illumination. Designed to meet the demanding needs of law enforcement officers, military personnel, first responders and extreme outdoorsmen, our watches provide the ultimate synthesis of accuracy, durability, and ease of use in all light conditions.
Designed from the ground up to eliminate the weaknesses inherent in other tactical watches, ArmourLite began by challenging a specialty glass manufacturer to adapt shatterproof glass technology to watch crystals. Through an exhaustive research and development process, we created a shatterproof and scratch-resistant crystal that far surpasses the durability of traditional crystals.
Glass strength is rated in Vickers, a scale that measures the hardness of a material. Most watches have a glass strength of 700 Vickers. The glass in the ArmourLite watches has been tested to a hardness of 6000 Vickers. To match the strength of this extraordinary glass, we developed special double-tempered 316L stainless steel housings and mated the two with a custom rubber retaining ring that ensures superior shock resistance and watertight construction. All Armourlite watches also have screw down crowns that allow them to remain water resistant to a depth of 100 meters, and our Professional Series watches feature unidirectional rotating bezels to easily track elapsed time during critical activities. ArmourLite's extraordinary combination of design, materials and construction methods ensures that our watches can withstand the rigors of the most challenging environments.
ArmourLite's Professional Series also features distinctive heavy-duty mounting pins that consist of a steel bar secured by two screws. Far stronger and more durable than the thin spring-bar pins found on many watches, these overbuilt pins ensure that the watch will remain securely attached to the band, even during the most extreme activities.
Durability is only one of the qualities of an exceptional watch. It must also be accurate and maintenance free. To accomplish this, ArmourLite uses premium Swiss quartz movements in its non-chronograph models and state-of-the-art Citizen Miyota movements in most of its chronograph and automatic models. Many of our date-only watches are powered by power saving Swiss Ronda 715 Li movements, utilizing lithium batteries that provide a 10-year service life.
To ensure maximum ease of use in all lighting conditions, ArmourLite watches incorporate tritium illumination from the world's leading manufacturer, Switzerland's mb-microtec. The hands and number markers of our watches feature small, self-luminous, hermetically sealed tritium-filled vials coated with a thin layer of phosphorescent material, zinc sulfide. The electrons of the tritium continuously react with the phosphorescent material, converting electrical energy into light that allows the user to easily tell the time at a glance, even in the darkest lighting conditions. This safe, reliable illumination technology provides a hands-free low-light time reference that does not require batteries and remains constantly illuminated for more than 20 years.
The ultimate combination of durability, accuracy, and ease of use, ArmourLite watches set a new standard in timekeeping reliability.
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