Saturday, June 7, 2014

GAVOX Squadron Watches

This just in from GAVOX -

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Developed for Belgian Air Force pilots, the GAVOX Squadron is now available to the public in a limited civilian edition of 500 pieces (All Black or All Steel).
In 2013, GAVOX was commissioned by the Belgian Air Force to design and manufacture a professional pilot’s chronograph.

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Requirements included:
  • 12 hour chronograph feature,
  • 12 hour alarm feature,
  • Bezel with 5 minutes marking,
  • Scratch-resistant sapphire crystal with anti-glare coating
  • Water-resistance to 100 meter.
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The design takes cues from 1950’s military pilots chronographs to draw a matte black dial with white luminous hands and Arabic numerals. Forged in surgical 316L stainless steel, the case measures 41.0 mm in diameter and 11.5 mm in thickness, and it is available in brushed steel or black PVD coating. The graduated unidirectional rotating bezel moves by 120 steps and this collection uses a Swiss Parts version of the calibre 5130.D, supplied by Swiss industry leader Ronda.

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The military version of this professional chronograph has been produced in very small numbers with the logo of each of the three Belgian squadrons. (20th SQN, 21st SQN, 350th SQN)

while another 500 units have been made available to civilian customers.
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All models of the GAVOX Squadron collection come standard with matching bracelet and folding buckle, but can easily be adapted to one of the brand’s leather or woven straps.
  • Genuine calf leather with "alligator grain" 
  • Oiled calf leather
  • NATO nylon strap (breathable, tear-proof and machine-washable)
  • Padded Canvas and leather

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