Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Gavox Aurora

After 3 years of research and two major innovations, Belgian watch brand Gavox unveils the Aurora, a wrist watch for pilots and Travellers.

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 a scratch resistant anti-glare crystal.
Technical details
Functions
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

Case
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)
Serial number
Dimensions:  Ø 43 x 50.5 x 12 mm
Distance between lugs: 22mm

Retail prices
Gavox Aurora Steel: 930 Euros
Gavox Aurora All Black: 970 Euros
Gavox Aurora Rose Gold IP: 1050 Euros

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