ArmourLite Watch Company is an American company based in Miami, Florida, that designs and manufactures Swiss tritium illuminated watches under the brands ArmourLite and Isobrite.
The Company was established in 2007 by Ashley Diener. Having spent over a decade in the watch industry working with other brands, Ashley realized that a real need existed for a truly tough all-purpose tritium illuminated watch. This realization led Ashley to start the ArmourLite brand. The first goal for ArmourLite was to tackle the vulnerability of traditional mineral watch crystals.
Through an exhaustive research and development process, ArmourLite created a shatterproof crystal, which became known as Armourglass. With a lab-tested hardness of 6,000 Vickers, Armourglass far surpasses the strength and durability of traditional watch crystals. For comparison, most crystals have a hardness of only 700 Vickers. With this breakthrough, ArmourLite became the industry's first brand to combine shatterproof glass construction with tritium illumination.
With the success of ArmourLite, Ashley was inspired to continue to innovate and set new market standards. Thereafter, the Isobrite brand was launched as the first ever to offer Swiss T100 tritium illumination combined with ultra lightweight carbon fiber reinforced polycarbonate cases. Since then, Isobrite has become the market leader for affordable and ultra rugged T100 watches.
Swiss Tritium Illumination
ArmourLite and Isobrite watches have tiny glass tubes that are filled with tritium gas and then hermetically sealed. The electrons of the gas continuously react with phosphorescent paint resulting in a radio luminescent light source that glows constantly. No external power source or charging-by-light is necessary to maintain the glow. The glow is completely self-powered.
Rugged Case Construction
Our watches feature rugged case construction. Some of our watches feature cases made out of 316L stainless steel. This kind of steel is most commonly used for watches and jewelry, as it is extremely durable and anti- corrosive. The rest of our watches feature carbon fiber reinforced polycarbonate cases. These cases are ultra lightweight and extremely durable.
Ready For Anything
Everyone from military and law enforcement personnel to first responders and extreme outdoorsmen rely on our watches. The watches have been used in all kinds of conditions ranging from freezing cold to extreme heat. There are few limitations when it comes to where these watches can go! We are also very proud and honored that our watches are now used by some of the most elite Operators of the United States Armed Forces.