BGW9 Super-LumiNova. The gold standard.
Bringing the skull alive at night is Swiss-made BGW9 Super-LumiNova, glowing a vibrant blue for hours after sunset.
Super-LumiNova is a 100% Swiss made photoluminescent material that glows when charged by sunlight or artificial light. Super-Luminova was first designed during World War Two to equip military aircraft and submarines with glowing gauges and meters.
As a non-radioactive alternative to Radium, Super- LumiNova has become the gold standard in the luxury watch industry.
Like a battery charged by light, as the light energy hits the material, the electrons within begin to get excited and energise rapidly, creating a luminous glow.
As the energy level of these electrons decreases over the next ten to fifteen hours, this glow will begin to dull.
BGW9 Super-LumiNova is received as a pure powder and must be mixed diluter and glue in a ratio that must remain an Aventi secret. This lume is applied to; Sapphire skull, Dial, Crown and Sapphire Hands. Each component requires a specific template or production method. The lume is Screen printed onto the Skull, Dial and Hands to ensure accuracy of 0.01mm to achieve the crisp lines needed. If a single aspect of the lume is out, the entire piece must be cleaned with pure alcohol and down. The crown lume is applied by injection of 2 layers of luminous material baked within an industrial furnace to set.