Gavox 40th Heli Squadron : Get the chance to get your self a unique personalised watch

 

This is the Gavox Squadron created especially for the 40th squadron

Search and Rescue – S.A.R. of Koksijde.

This watch was designed and developed with the pilots .

Have your NAME engraved for free on your watch.

 just leave a comment during the order by indicating the name you would like engraved.

PRE-ORDER AVAILABLE FOR FANS UNTIL SEPTEMBER 15, 2018

A unique opportunity to offer an exclusive aviator watch. Delivery expected end of December 2018

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Voici la Gavox Squadron créée spécialement pour la 40e escadrille
de recherche et sauvetage (Search and Rescue – S.A.R.) de Koksijde.

Cette montre a été conçue et développée par les pilotes.

Faites graver gratuitement VOTRE NOM sur votre montre.
Pour cela, il suffit de laisser un commentaire pendant la commande
en indiquant le nom que vous souhaitez.
PRE-COMMANDE DISPONIBLE POUR LES FANS
JUSQU’AU 15 SEPTEMBRE 2018

Une occasion unique de s’offir une montre d’aviateur exclusive.
Livraison prévue fin decembre 2018

Price/Prix : 450 EUR (VAT Incl)

Cliquez ici et commandez directement sur le site
www.time2give.be
Reference : SQUADRON GA350.1SAR
Condition : NEW PRODUCT

Gavox Avidiver Review by TBWS

Gavox Avidiver reviews

The Gavox Avidiver is getting a new attention recently and its unique design, construction and aesthetic makes it a desirable watch to wear and own.

Review on http://twobrokewatchsnobs.com/gavox-avidiver-watch-review/

Gavox Avidiver Watch Review
By: Michael Penate

Back in the ’90s, it didn’t take much for kids to get into aviation. A lot of it had to do with my dad, who took me to air shows, showed me how to build model planes, and spent hours upon hours watching reruns of Wings on the Discovery channel with me. Even after that, there was still a turning point and it was the day I got to climb into the cockpit of a Harrier Jump Jet over at Homestead Air Reserve Base back home in Florida. I was mesmerized by the instrumentation and how it seemed to engulf me inside of that cockpit. That’s the kind of appeal some watch brands like to shoot for these days and companies like Bell & Ross and IWC immediately come to mind. However, after spending some time with the Gavox Avidiver, I found myself almost immediately transported back to that day but the watch takes a few more twists and turns that set it apart from the rest.

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Final Thoughts

I can’t really say if the Gavox Avidiver is the ultimate “flyer” I’d want to add to my collection but I’m sure of a few other things. After having a brief conversation with Gavox founder, Michael Happé, I found that this watch is truly a culmination of his passion and dedication for watches, design, and aviation. This hit me hard and in a time when we’re seeing more and more derivative micro-brand divers come about, it was really a refreshing realization. The Gavox Avidiver (at least to my eye) is truly its own thing and while I can’t speak for its utility as a dedicated dive or flight watch, I can say that it’s just fun and very, very capable. Price for the Gavox Avidiver is currently around $625 and you can learn more about it here.

TwoBrokeWatchSnod from Mike and Kaz ; check their Podcast here : https://soundcloud.com/twobrokewatchsnobs/ep-41-michael-happe-from-gavox-watches-talks-about-his-inspiration-gavoxs-future-more

 

you have until April 15th to PRE-ORDER you gavox legacy power reserve

YOU LOVE NAVIGATING WITH A AUTOMATIC MARINE WATCH LIKE NO ONE ELSE,

GET YOUR PRE-ORDER NOW AND COME AND JOIN THE GAVOX FAMILY 

 

PRE-ORDER until April 22, 2018

a FARTHER Collection from Gavox

The Gavox Legacy collection takes its hue from our ancestors traditions. The creator of these watches wants to capture the feel of the era of navy and field officer watches of early 19th century. Of Huguenot and naval ancestors, the creator takes down memory lane while using modern techniques .

This model (Ø 41 x 4x x 12.x mm) constitutes a further refinement of our well-known Legacy line, enriched with an elegant and useful power reserve indicator. It features a custom version of the calibre 9310 from Miyota (Citizen Holdings). It displays the hours, minutes and minutes centrally, the latter on a thin electric blue hand which echoes that of the power reserve indicator located at 1 o’clock. The Breguet-style hands have been kept for the hours and minutes, as well as the Roman numerals. A small circled window at 7 o’clock shows the date. Compared to the traditional Legacy, the perceived thickness of the case has been slightly reduced thanks to a bespoke domed case-back, which gives the watch a subtly dressier look. The case is water-resistant to depths of 5 bar and uses surgical-grade 316L stainless steel with sapphire crystal and anti-reflection coating for optimal readability.

Legacy Carpe Diem (Ref GA-RES-215.0)

Two variants of this Gavox Legacy power reserve ( Ultima Necat) have been designed with my friend and watch enthusiast Olivier Meyers. Classic and contemporary at the same time, these models are based on the same Miyota movement as above. It features a classy charcoal or night blue dial, a tailored display of the power reserve indicator and long classic hands for the minutes and hours. In accordance with the usual readibility of Gavox watches, these hands are filled with luminescent material, as is also the case for the specific applied markers surrounding the dial. For the charcoal variant, touches of blue have been preserved through the electric blue hand for the power reserve indicator, as well as for the hand of the seconds.

Legacy Ultima Necat Grey (Ref GA-RES-216.0)

Legacy Ultima Necat Blue (Ref GA-RES-217.0)

For all models, Gavox personalized the movement by fitting a custom rotor, inspired from antique wisdom, and visible through the caseback of the watch.

On the classical Legacy model, the rotor has been decorated with Epicure’s famous quote “Carpe diem”. Even if very well known, this quote is quite often misunderstood as an invitation to unrestricted hedonism. Epicure’s message is however more subtle and inspiring. Through these 2 words, Epicure indeed advises us to carefully select those desires that give sense and meaning to our lives, leaving behind all unnecessary pleasures. This is the recipe to reach a genuine peace of mind, which according to the philosopher is the essence of happiness. In a world where we are permanently solicited or so easily distracted from what really matters, wearing such a philosophical reminder every day on the wrist can only be inspirational in the pursuit of self-fulfillment and wisdom.

The 2 other variants of the model have been decorated with a quote often found on antique sundials, which reads: “Ultima necat”. This is the abridged version of the full “Omnes vulnerant, ultima necat” (litterally: “All hours wound, the last one kills”). This is not only consistent with a power reserve-equipped watch, but also philosophically inspiring: this statement indeed reminds us of human mortality, but it delivers at the same time a compelling invitation to make something valuable of the time offered to us in this life.

We trust that these references to antique wisdom on the rotor of the different Legacy models will speak to the hearts of amateurs of fine arts, philosophy and watchmaking alike.

 

Check here some other pictures

THE WORN & WOUND PODCAST EP. 43: TALKING GAVOX WITH MICHAEL HAPPÉ

 

On this week’s episode of The Worn & Wound Podcast, we talk to Michael Happé, the proprietor of Gavox. Founded in 2011, Gavox is a micro-brand that goes back to the early days of Worn & Wound. We’ve reviewed a number of watches from the brand, among them the AvidiverLegacy Navy, and the incredibly unique Aurora. Today, we talk to Michael about how he got into watches, the challenges he faced getting the unique Aurora project off the ground, and what’s in store for Gavox in the future

Link to podcast 

Gavox Roads Ready to Pre-Order

Gavox Roads Watch

this collection was made to travel.

Each Models comes with a Road Trip guide engraved on the case back.

Only the owner will see it and this will guide you along the most beautiful roads on this earth

Actually the 3 models are made for

Atlantic Ocean Roads (Norway) (Check link for a roadtrip advise)

Icefields Parkway (Canada, Alberta)   (Check link for a roadtrip advise)

  Pacific Coastal Highway (USA, California ) (Check link for a roadtrip advise)

 

Atlantic Ocean Road (No Date)
Highway 1 (Pacific Coastal Highway) PVD
Icefields Parkway
Looks on the wrist
All watches comes with thick Swiss Superluminova

Gavox: Watches that makes you smart

 

“Gavox : Watches that makes you smart” is a campain to promote watches that have been created with ideas and deep thinking.

The Collection Avidiver and Aurora are made out of the box ( Unique, creative  and not copying anything ).

We engineered and designed them to give the user a unique watch like no other.

And so it is with the Legacy, Squadron, Roads, Curtiss   All of them have ideas and tells stories.

Ask us more about them and we’ll personalty contact you to explain what we created

Loving the Belgian Falcon F16.

 

The Belgian Government is searching for a replacement for the actual fleet of F16 in belgium

Belgium  The last of the four European Participating Air Forces—those that purchased the F-16—to examine options to replace it, Belgium wants to purchase 34 new fighters, with first deliveries expected in 2023. Procurement officials are considering the Lockheed Martin F-35, Boeing F/A-18 Super Hornet, Dassault Rafale (My personal favorite)Eurofighter Typhoon and Saab Gripen. A selection is expected in 2018.

As some of you knows, I have made watches for F16 Pilots squadrons for the 350th Squadron and i wanted to show here all our colors

However the F16 served us well and here are the Planes we had and they colors and paints (Images from this Site )

 

 

 

Got interviewed by Watch Paper editor Adam Sofineti regarding the Watches Made for The 711 romanian Sqn

After hearing that i created a Watch for Romanian Squadron, Adam contacted me to know more about my collaboration with the 711 SQN from Campia Turzii

This Military Base 71 sits at the border of Russia and is a important Defence Base.  Not far from there , there is the beautiful city of Cluj-Napoca.

Adam contacted me saying that as he lived a part of his live in Cluj he was even more attracted to the story of a Belgian-American doing a Watches for the Romanians.

Here how Adam’s Story Starts

Gavox is a Belgian microbrand, founded by Michael Happé in 2011. While I never had the chance to see a Gavox outside the Internet, I always kept an eye on the brand because of the very pragmatic design of the watches. The no-nonsense approach to design, the choice of materials and the specs, align Gavox watches with the best tool watches made by other micro and major brands. I’m connected with Michael on Facebook and when he shared a video selfy from Romania, with the gothic church where I was baptised in his background, I dropped him a note to find out more about his visit in Transylvania. He was there to deliver the watches to the pilots of the 711 Squadron in Câmpia Turzii. This was a fantastic achievement for a microbrand and I wanted to know more how did it happen.

Michael’s grandfather was a member of the Flying Tigers, and if you don’t know who they are, you’re not alone, I had to Google it to learn more about this little known, yet fascinating chapter of WWII history. To give you a brief overview, the Flying Tigers was the nickname of the First American Volunteer Group of the Chinese Airforce, active between 1941–1942, composed of pilots from the United States Army Air Corps (USAAC), Navy (USN), and Marine Corps (USMC), with the mission of defending China against the Japanese. But I will let Michael tell the story:

Q&A with Michael Happé about Gavox, a high-flying microbrand