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Watches need to serve the purpose, and not the fashion. I wanted to create a mix between an aviator watch and a divers watch. That is also why the watch is named Avidiver. To create this watch, I had to respect the needs of both professions, and that is why I used super-luminous hands. Next to that I used a sandwich dial to ensure that the numerals also had sufficient luminous material so that they are brightly visible in more difficult lightening conditions. I had a specific idea about the font that I wanted, so I got that incorporated as well. Both divers and aviators need a high contrast dial to be able to check the time fast and without error. That is why I went for high contrast dial and hands combination. Black is a classic choice, I am personally a fan of the white, and being a diver, blue is always beautiful.

I went for the principle of what divers use. It’s a mix between an aviator and diver. It needs to respect code of aviator and diver super luminescent hands are needed. That’s why I used sandwich, but I wanted my own font. They both need water resistance and resistance to dirt. I needed a very high contrast so it’s easy to see. I wanted to have a blue version as a reference to the water. I also like the contrast between black and white. Last, the fact that every aviator needs a turning bezel, and they want it bidirectional. Divers also need this, but unidirectional. I was hesitating making a bezel clockwise or counter clockwise? Or should I put a chronograph function in it? But I I wanted a timer that can also count more than one hour. With the Avidiver I can place the marker on the hour or the minute, I can place it in front, so it becomes a countdown. It’s also a marker. But you can use it as a different timezone as well.

Place marker at GMT +2, I know that I am two hours ahead of GMT. Then the triangle becomes 12 o’clock, so you can see the different time. The hour is readable by hand, and the minute is always true on the non-rotative bezel. That is why I have For an aviator it is important that they can move the fixed bezel inside the watch. I also created a the marker both ways, while a diver only wants screw down crown so that the diver can never be to be able to move it counter-clockwise. At first longer. I was thinking of a bezel, but I ended up making the marker on the inside of the watch, with its own screw down crown that allows it to move it either clockwise or counter clockwise. Which model from the Gavox collection do you wear the most often, and why? The reality it that I always wear my latest watch. I noticed that even though the watch has already been fully tested, I keep on testing it, until I create a new watch. One of my watches that I love the most is the Gavox Legacy, because its so beautiful. But I also like to wear a watch when doing it for the purpose it was created for. So the Aurora when I travel or fly, and for heavy duty, the Avidiver. But I always love seeing my Legacy, because to me it is the most beautiful. I’m also working on a new watch and I am looking forward to test that when we receive the prototype.

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The Avidiver is one of the more recent additions to the Gavox-family. Diving watches have been very popular for quite some time, to the point that many start to look like ones already on the market. How did you tackle this when creating the watch?

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