GAVOX is a Belgium watch brand founded by Michael Happé in 2011. The brand offers limited series watches made from the best element at affordable rates for watches and aviation enthusiasts. The first GAVOX collection was official launched in December 2012. The GAVOX Curtiss P-40 collection was named in honor of the American Volunteer Group (AVG) who joined the Flying Tigers in China in 1939 to prepare the local defense against attacks from the Axis alliance.
Curtiss P-40 timepieces are named after the notorious fighter plane Curtiss P-40 Warhawk, which was used by Allied Forces during WWII. The Curtiss P-40 models are inspired from the designs of aviation instruments and are powered by movements built by industry leader Seiko Instruments. Price range is 170 to 210 Euros.
|Curtiss P-40 Ref.350 Calendar|
Currently, Curtiss P-40 collection offers 3 models. The Curtiss P-40 Ref.326 Small Seconds model is equipped with Seiko VD78 calibre. It displays the hours and minutes, and a small register at 6 o’clock shows the seconds. The Curtiss P-40 Ref.338 Military Time model uses the calibre VD77 from Seiko Instruments. It displays the hours and minutes, and a small register at 6 o’clock shows the seconds while a register at 12 o’clock shows the syncronized time on a 24 hours scale (Military Time based on ISO 8601). The Curtiss P-40 Ref.350 Calendar model is powered with the calibre VD75 from Seiko Instruments. It displays the hours and minutes, and a small register at 6 o’clock shows the seconds while registers at 3 o’clock and 9 o’clock respectively show date and week day.
All models from Curtiss P-40 collection are water-resistant to depths of 5 bar and uses surgical-grade 316L stainless steel with hardened mineral crystal and anti-reflection coating for optimal readability. The silver oxide battery is mercury-free and runs for 3 years.