Awhereas again, I used to be despatched a trio of watches by Gavox Watch Firm. All three watches make up the Legacy Energy Reserve assortment, which is comparatively new to the model. The blue and grey dials symbolize the Ultima Necat mannequin, and the white dial represents the Carpe Diem. Maybe a bit extra Poirot than Pilot, the Legacy collection of watches is a particular departure from the aviation/squadron-style watches the model is understood for.
Based mostly in Belgium, Gavox has been round since 2011, which looks like a very long time on the planet of microbrands. In case you are energetic within the watch group, you’ve got most certainly seen Gavox round, both within the metal or on Instagram. It’s a model that undoubtedly seeks to ship on the cost-to-value ratio, and I can let you know that the Legacy Energy Reserve fashions I used to be despatched didn’t disappoint.
So let’s get into the nitty gritty now, lets?
I had solely requested the gray-dial Ultima Necat for the needs of this evaluation, however fortunately they despatched me the blue dial, as effectively, as a result of that was the one I ended up selecting to put on in the course of my wrist-time check drive. This alternative got here as a shock, since I usually don’t jive so effectively with blue relating to watches. Nonetheless, the Gavox Ultima Necat in blue was excellent for me, and I fairly loved the time I spent with it.
To be clear, all three watches have the identical case, motion, and strap choices, so wearability can be the identical throughout the board for all three Gavox Legacy Energy Reserve fashions. I most well-liked the flat nubuck straps to the padded and embossed leather-based choices out there, however that’s simply private desire. All Gavox straps have the quick-change pin, which make it simple to swap out when in a rush.
Will it NATO? Probably not, if I’m being trustworthy, as all three watches are most fitted to leather-based straps. Each straight and tapered leather-based straps appeared good on each the Carper Diem and Ultima Necat variants. Though leather-based appeared greatest, I feel there can be loads of appropriate straps in the marketplace for any of the Gavox Legacy Energy Reserves when you wished to mess around. I additionally love the way in which nubuck leather-based breaks in and weathers over time, so persistence and common put on would befit these, too.
The watches have a 41mm-diameter case with 12mm thickness and the crown at four o’clock. The watch is extraordinarily wearable, and with out checking I believed the blue dialed Ultima Necat I had been sporting was maybe 39mm. I feel, nevertheless, that is simply resulting from the truth that the Ultima Necat dials are darker as in comparison with the white Carpe Diem.
I discovered the Ultima Necat received with versatility, because it might costume up or down with out even altering the strap — particularly that blue dial, which simply went with every part. The Carpe Diem would most likely be greatest fitted to formal apparel, however that’s simply my two cents. Any manner you slice it, these had been comfy and easy-to-wear watches.
Fashion + Idea
The Legacy Energy Reserve collection has a novel look, as a result of barely rotated Miyota 9130, which has each a date and power-reserve operate. Gavox determined to borrow from two Latin phrases within the naming of the Legacy Energy Reserve fashions: “Vulnerant omnes, ultima necat,” which implies “All (hours) wound, the final one kills” and “Carpe diem, quam minimal credula postero,” which implies “Seize the day, put little or no belief in tomorrow.” Because the energy reserve is an indicator of the life left throughout the mainspring, these are definitely becoming sentiments.
Every identify is etched on the rotor of the corresponding mannequin, together with the Summer season Solstice, Equinox, and Winter Solstice dates. It’s good to see that some that means has been given to those items, and I’m undoubtedly a fan of the momento mori sentiment. Maybe that’s too grim for you, however I discover it motivating. Use your time properly! It’s valuable.
The blue dial has an exquisite, wealthy visible depth within the hue itself, typically trying extra like black within the night. Personally, I feel that is the mannequin to get, particularly when you haven’t had a blue dial earlier than.
All proper, nerds, right here’s the half you’ve got been ready for. (Please be aware: I contemplate myself amongst you.)
As famous, the Gavox Legacy Energy Reserve assortment makes use of a Miyota 9130 as a drivetrain. This has a 40-hour energy reserve and makes use of 26 jewels all through its development.
The 41mm circumstances are produced from 316L Stainless Metal and are outfitted with sapphire crystal, bearing a water-resistance ranking of 50 meters. Each Ultima Necat fashions have utilized hour indices and use Swiss Tremendous-LumiNova on each the palms and the hour markers. The Carpe Diem dial shows non-luminous Roman numerals, however lume is utilized to the counters on the tip of the hour and minute palms.
Costs are in Euros, so relying on alternate charges, the Ultima Necat retails for round $672 USD and the Carpe Diem for $624 USD.
If you happen to like what you see, you may head on over to gavox.com and put collectively your personal Legacy Energy Reserve watch.
>Model: Gavox Watch Firm
>Mannequin: Ultima Necat (& Carpe Diem)
>Measurement: 41mm-wide, 12.1mm-thick, 20mm lugs, and 48.8mm lug-to-lug distance.
>When reviewer would personally put on it: With denims and a t-shirt, going out however informal (Ultima Necat)
>Good friend we’d advocate it to first: Somebody who desires a look ahead to the workplace and informal instances (Ultima Necat)
>Greatest attribute of watch: That blue dial on the Ultima Necat
>Worst attribute of watch: I discovered the Carpe Diem much less versatile when it comes to type.