INFORMATION ABOUT LUME APPLICATION

Manual watchrelume is a unique work and an almost extinct art in today's watch industry.
Only a few people still know how to properly relume watches, the art to apply and restore luminescent paint (lume).

To me watchrelume is a passion, a hobby and a constant creative learning process by continuously researching and improving techniques.

In my laboratory I have all the tools and equipment to carry out the reluming work with the highest possible quality.

To guarantee the best finish I use an optimal selection of Swiss made varnish and pigments individually adapted to each dial.

Before applying the lume, preliminary tests are carried out, since an optimal mixture is required to apply the lume well and safe, so that the flow during application is continuous and the dots, markers or numbers can be covered more uniformly.

Other factors such as atmospheric pressure, humidity and temperature, the diameter of the applicator and the general condition of the dial can also influence the final outcome.

There are a variety of Swiss Super-LumiNova®pigments available:

C1 – White with about 31% brightness of C3

C3 – Yellow with the brightest glow

C5 – Greenish-yellow with 89% brightness

C7 – Green with 84% brightness

C9 – Bluish-green with about 83% brightness

BGW9 – Light bluish-white with about 95% glow of C3

Old Radium – Appears to be aged/vintage tritium lume in the daytime, but glows a bright yellowish-green at night

The new Swiss Super-LumiNova® C3 Grade X1 shows a performance increase of up to 60% after two hours compared to the standard grade.

By using Swiss Super-LumiNova® C3 Grade X1, the legibility according to the ISO 3157 standard will be extended by at least a factor of 1.6 on the long term.


Super-LumiNova® Old Radium

Super-LumiNova® C1

Super-LumiNova® BGW9

Super-LumiNova® C3-X1

Super-LumiNova® C3

Super-LumiNova® C7

Super-LumiNova® Orange

Custom Colors and Binders






Microrelume

Microrelume for small details; this kind of relume requires special tools, pigments and binders.


Trigalux® T3 is a high performance watchlume I created for special projects and which can be applied by hand or silkscreen printing.

  • T3G - Slightly green color with green glow
  • T3V - Radium Brown color with green glow
  • T3B - Off-white color with blue-green glow

Strontium-A NTR Triple Layer Tecnology for high performance Diving Watches. 

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