Michael Happé

Created in 2011 by Michael Happé, the grandson of one of the legendary Flying Tigers, GAVOX is a novel Belgian brand of high-performance timepieces designed and manufactured for professionals.

In 2014, Gavox officially became watchmaker for the 15th Wing and the 350 Squadron, two Belgian air force squadrons. Now Gavox make watches for 14 Squadrons with over 500 pilots wearing their watch in flight.

GAVOX: easy to pronounce in every language, the novel name Gavox combines the Greek “galaxias” (our universe, the milky way), and the latin “vox” (voice). The mission of Gavox, “voice of our universe”, is to produce timing instruments inspired by explorers who dared to go higher, farther, deeper.

As an engineer and pilot, the founder wanted a name that reflected his passion for technology, astronomy and space exploration and quality timepieces that could be used by professionals on the field.

Gavox At-6 Texan watch military

HIGHER, FARTHER, DEEPER.

The GAVOX collections take cues from instruments of exploration and offer various functions such as: chronograph, 24 hour time, mission timer, multiple time zone and perpetual calendar.

What do fighter squadrons in Belgium, Romania and a certain member of a certain European royal family have in common? They wear Gavox watches! Gavox is a young and growing watch brand based in Brussels, Belgium. Founded by Michael Happe 2011, Gavox has quickly become a darling of watch fans who are looking for something different.

The first Gavox was the Curtiss wasas launched one year later in 2012. It has been followed by a steady succession of offerings both quartz and mechanical. With both dress watches and military and aviation inspired timekeepers, Gavox does not make for everyone, Gavox makes watches for those looking for something a little bit different. Gavox offers affordable quartz and mechanical watches that while accessible, are anything but common. Each Gavox watch possesses something special, something unique and unexpected. A chronograph with an alarm, a pilot’s watch that can double as a dive watch, and perhaps the most ambitious watch ever attempted by a small-scale, micro brand – the Aurora. A pilot’s watch that contains a chronograph, moon phase, day/date, and second time zone. But not just any second time zone, the Aurora is adjustable by 15 minute increments to accommodate the 20% of the world’s population that does not live in a standard time zone! We encourage you to visit us online and learn more about us!

David Meurisse
David Meurisse
01/08/2023
Je possède une Gavox Longitude. Cette montre est vraiment hyper bien finie et son design est incroyable. Gavox n'a rien à envier aux grandes marques de luxe. Le propriétaire est également très à l'écoute de la clientèle, un vrai plus !
Kevin Van Varenberg
Kevin Van Varenberg
04/06/2023
Magnifique découverte de la marque et de son propriétaire, au petit soin et d'avis avisés! Je recommande pour la qualité des montres et de la passion du propriétaire.
Cėdric Carrė (Ced-Aviation)
Cėdric Carrė (Ced-Aviation)
05/05/2022
Amazing Belgian watches
Duncan Idaho
Duncan Idaho
17/06/2021
Already bought 2 watches from Gavox, and more to come. Worth to mention the availability and kindness of its owner, Michael Happé.
Thierry Romain
Thierry Romain
16/06/2021
I possess a few time pieces from Michael's production. Remarquable precise and strong watches. Very nice quality and service. Thanks for your dedication and professionalism, Mike.
Dante Pecile
Dante Pecile
16/06/2021
Bought a Gavox Avidiver (all black) in February 2021. Canada Post misdelivered the package (and did not collect a signature per the requirement on the parcel) and it appeared to be lost forever. Mr. Happe from Gavox shipped a replacement to me despite the fact the first package was not insured. While the 2nd item was in transit, a good samaritan delivered the 1st parcel. (And of course I returned the 2nd one). Therefore from a purely customer-service perspective, Gavox earns 5 stars for me! The Avidiver itself is a work of art - wears very well and comfortable on the wrist, keeps perfect time and is a unique addition to my small collection. The cons: 1) The band length is just right for my 7.25" wrist - if you have a larger wrist you might find it too short. 2) I find the crowns are a bit small & delicate; especially switching between date/time adjustment it can be a bit finnicky, however these are minor complaints and do not justify any less than 5 stars for the product as well!
Christophe Verbiest
Christophe Verbiest
16/06/2021
Achat d'une montre Spitfire, de plusieurs bracelets et d'un horloge murale. La qualité est excellente. Je tiens à souligner l'attention donné au client et à sa satisfaction. Bref, je recommande chaudement !
Dan Andrei Kluska
Dan Andrei Kluska
16/06/2021
Exceptional watches made with love and passion at an excellent price/quality. I strongly recommend all their collections, mechanical or quartz, diver or aviation, ladies or gents.
Sébastien Happé
Sébastien Happé
16/06/2021
Those watches are out of this world