HANDS-ON: The Gavox Avidiver

Summer has officially landed here in Australia. The days are long and sun-soaked, while the nights are humid and restless. With temps rising, there are only two things on my mind: whether the aircon can be reprogrammed to go colder than 16°C, and the upcoming summer holidays. It might not be much help with the AC, but one watch that was made for an island getaway is the Gavox Avidiver. A hybrid of air and sea, it combines the legibility of a pilot’s watch with the water resistance of a diver. As well as boasting an extra trick up its sleeve – or rather, its bezel. As the official watchmaker and supplier for two of Belgium’s air force squadrons, it’s no surprise that Gavox dabbles mostly in aviation-inspired designs. Just one look at the Avidiver and you can immediately see that it’s flight-ready. Large numerals at three, six, and nine o’clock combined with gauge-inspired sword hands make for a dial that’s seriously easy to read – especially in the dark when a liberal heaping of SuperLuminova lights the way. And a four-layer sandwich design that’s available in a selection of different colours – white, black or blue – adds a … Continue reading HANDS-ON: The Gavox Avidiver