Does Super-LumiNova fade?

Does Super-LumiNova fade?

Luminova and (Swiss) Super-LumiNova are not prone to discoloration or ageing over time. They don’t fade, nor will interact with moisture.

How long will Super-LumiNova last?

Super-LumiNova lasts the entire lifetime of your watch. It doesn’t fade, decay, or age. Luckily for watch enthusiasts, the Japanese enterprise, Nemoto & Co. introduced a LumiNova pigment in the early 1990s.

How long does C3 Super-LumiNova last?

However, they are radioactive and have a half-life of slightly over 12 years. This means the intensity of the tritium-powered light source will gradually fade, generally becoming too dim to be useful after 20 to 30 years.

What is faux patina?

This substance is sometimes called “fauxtina lume” or just “fauxtina.” The term is obviously a combination of “faux” and “patina” – false patina, in other words. In addition to the vintage style lume, case, pushers and crown, the watch uses a vintage movement: the Valjoux 235 flyback chronograph.

What is the outside color of Super LumiNova?

Not only the color of the emitted light of Super-LumiNova developed over time, as well the outside color of the luminous material when shown in daylight. While Super-LumiNova, in the beginning, looked pretty much white, many manufacturers changed the color of the luminous material to more yellowish or even creme and brown.

Who is the inventor of Super LumiNova paint?

Super-LumiNova is based on LumiNova pigments, invented in 1993 by Nemoto & Co., Ltd. of Japan as a safe replacement for radium-based luminous paints.

Which is the correct spelling for Super LumiNova?

First, let’s get the name right. You will see SuperLuminova; SuperLumiNova; Super-Luminova; maybe even Super-Lumi-Nova. Admittedly, even KeepTheTime was guilty of this in the early days. The correct spelling of this widely used watch lume is capital S, hyphen, capital L, no space, capital N: Super-LumiNova.

What can Super LumiNova be used for in instruments?

Besides being used in timepieces, Super-LumiNova is also marketed for application on: Instruments: scales, dials, markings, indicators etc. These types of phosphorescent pigments, often called lume, operate like a light battery. After sufficient activation by sunlight or artificial light, they glow in the dark for hours.