Gavox in Forbes (Fortune 500 !)
During our latest Wind-Up event in NYC, Valerie Jack , from Forbes , Interviewed Michael Happé,Gavox Owner., Here’s what she published: 5 Watch Brands follow. Gavox is Mentioned.
Here’s the Conclusion (Full Review)
The Gavox Aurora is a crazy watch that is hard not to be impressed with. It’s attractive, well made and incredibly feature packed. Having all of those different modes baked into one watch that has a relatively normal design is very appealing. It’s an alternative to getting a digital watch or, god-forbid, a smart watch of some kind. And it’s really exciting that it came from a micro brand. This was no small project for Gavox. It didn’t happen over night, or even over a year. It took years of development and testing, and in the end a small Belgian brand was able to make a watch that is more impressive than what many “big” brands are producing. It’s this kind of innovation and risk taking that makes micro brands so much more interesting than their larger, older counterparts.
The price tag of $838 is going to be challenging for many as it is a quartz, but it’s hard to compare this watch to anything. First off, it is Swiss-made with a Swiss-made movement, which is always going to increase the cost. As noted in regards to the hands, this watch took specialization that required better than average tolerances. But, it’s really about this movement. It might not be mechanical, but it’s complex and I don’t think should be compared with your typical quartz movement. It’s its own thing, its own category, and considering everything it does, while also being energy efficient (a detail I really love) it seems worth a premium. So, if you’re in the market for a multi-tool of a watch that maintains a classic analogue appearance (well, you might not have known that’s what you wanted until now) but does a lot of awesome stuff, look no further.
Find here a review of our latest creation, The gavox Aurora
Find here a short extract from this review
On first sight the Gavox Aurora is a very attractive watch already. Clearly readable with the high contrast of a black dial, white and orange hands, and white large index markers and numerals. As said, very pilot design based.
However, what I liked most about the Gavox Aurora was the exploration of all functions and how to set them. This really is something you need to take your time for. I was happy to learn that Gavox offers an on-line Virtual Aurora demo which you can play with, and which offers an easy to follow manual how to set the watch. You’ll find it here: Virtual Aurora
When Fans send me pictures, it makes me happy. These shots will probably land on my Instagram and facebook pages.
Here’s an example with Doug.
Hello again Michael,
One more picture I snapped today for you….from your friends in America: Your Gavox Squadron with with the USS Kitty Hawk in the background. Not the Flying Tigers, but many heroic battle missions flown off that deck!. Hope all is well…..I’m still enjoying the watch.
You are invited on May 9 &10 2015 to discover our latest watch “The Aurora”
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After 3 years of research and two major innovations, Gavox is proud to present the Gavox Aurora.
The Aurora is the world’s first multifunction quartz watch that handles all geographical and political time zones. It allows to keep track of a reference time and display a local time by increments of 15 minutes, in order to handle non-standard time zones with a difference of 15, 30 or 45 minutes. As much as 20% of the world’s population lives in non-standard time zones.
Designed based on the feedback of professional pilots, the watch also includes navigational features such as fly-back mission timer and countdown. Astronomical features include: perpetual calendar and moon phases.
The display borrow cues from aircraft instruments to allow a quick read of uncluttered information; and all functions are displayed in semi-circles, which prevents the hands from overlapping and hiding critical information.
Forged in surgical stainless steel, the case can be immersed to a static depth of 100 meter and is fitted with an anti-glare crystal that only diamond can scratch.
Here’s a picture of the Limited Gavox Squadron Pilot watches taken in a F16 Fighter .
The hight is 40000 feet, the speed is Mach 1.35