Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Gavox Aurora

Courtesy of Gavox
You ever know about something and have to struggle with yourself not to share it?  Wendy and I had lunch with Michael Happe in Brussels the day after Thanksgiving this past year where we got to clap eyes on this little baby that he'd been working on for the past few years.  This is the Gavox Aurora and it has been designed for civil aviation.

It was designed to allow the measure of time In all "standard" time zones but also those that have been referred to by some as "political" time zones.  Ever been to Indiana?  Apparently the Hoosier state is not the only one.  So the Gavox Aurora is equipped to handle time zone variations of 15 minutes.  So you can view your home or "reference" time in one view.

Courtesy of Gavox
Other useful (and fun) features include a flyback mission timer, and a countdown function.  In addition there is a perpetual calendar and moon phase indication.

Here are the specs straight from Gavox -

Technical specifications:

  • Measurements  Ø 43 x 50.5 x 12 mm
  • Measure between lugs 22mm
  • Autonomy between 4 to 7 years depending on mode usage
  • Analog watch with 4 hands. Central hands for hours and minutes, mode hand at 6 o'clock  and units hand at 9 o'clock.
  • Day and night visibility thanks to luminous hands and markings. Swiss Superluminova DGW9.
  • UTC time reference, and local time by increments of 15 minutes.
  • Countdown from up to 31 hours, with visual alarm.
  • Mission chronograph to 31 hours, with split and flyback features.
  • Perpetual calendar with simultaneous indication of date, day, month and leap year.
  • Moon phase.
  • Surgical 316L stainless steel, highly impervious to salt and sweat.
  • Scratch-resistant sapphire crystal with inner anti-reflection coating.
  • Water-resistance to pressure of 10 ATM (333 ft).

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