From our farther collection
Made with military watch inspiration
Take Control of Time
The Gavox Legacy Power Reserve watch collection serves as a poignant reminder that our time is limited.
The watch names, “Carpe Diem”, meaning ‘Seize the Day’ and Ultima Necat, ‘every second of your life hurts, but the last one will kill you’ neatly encapsulates the message of the watch: To take control of time.
With the roots of the design from military watches of the early 19th century to evoke a sense of naval and field officer watches, the Legacy Power Reserve Collection is a fusion of vintage military elements with modern watchmaking craftmanship.
Check out the collection below!
Carpe Diem – “Seize the Day”
This model (Ø 41 x 48 x 12.1 mm) constitutes a further refinement of our well-known Legacy line, enriched with an elegant and useful power reserve indicator.
It features a customised version of the calibre 9310 from Miyota (Citizen Holdings). It displays the hours, minutes and seconds centrally, the latter on a thin electric blue hand which echoes that of the power reserve indicator located at 1 o’clock.
The Breguet-style hands have been kept for the hours and minutes, as well as the Roman numerals. A small framed window at 7 o’clock shows the date.
Compared to the traditional Legacy, the perceived thickness of the case has been slightly reduced thanks to a bespoke domed case-back, which gives the watch a subtly dressier look.
The case is water-resistant to depths of 5 bar and uses surgical-grade 316L stainless steel with sapphire crystal and anti-reflection coating for optimal readability. Check out all the specs here!
Legacy Carpe Diem (Ref GA-RES-215.0)
Designed with my friend and watch enthusiast, Olivier Meyers, the Ultima Necat boasts a timeless design, crafted to perfection
Classic and contemporary, the surgical grade 316L stainless steel case back with sapphire crystal conceals its intricate interior based on the same Miyota movement and custom rotor as the Carpe Diem.
With lume coated hands, the Ultima Necat retains the high level of readability expected from a Gavox watch.
The tailored display of the power reserve indicator sits nested at 1 o clock, as a reminder that time is finite – it will not wait for you so make every moment count.
Legacy Ultima Necat Grey (Ref GA-RES-216.0)
Legacy Ultima Necat Blue (Ref GA-RES-217.0)
The Power Reserve Message
With the enduring message by Epicurus, “Carpe diem”, these 2 words advise us to carefully select those desires that give sense and meaning to our lives, leaving behind all unnecessary pleasures.
This is the recipe to reach a genuine peace of mind, which according to the philosopher is the essence of happiness.
In a hectic world where time seems to move by so fast, wearing such a philosophical reminder every day on the wrist can only be inspirational, reminding us to slow down a little in our ceaseless pursuit of self-fulfilment and wisdom.
To seize the day and cherish what really matters.
The other 2 variants of the model have been decorated with a quote often found on antique sundials, which reads: “Ultima necat”.
This is the abridged version of the full “Omnes vulnerant, ultima necat” (“All hours wound, the last one kills”).
This is not only consistent with a power reserve watch, but also philosophically inspiring: this statement indeed reminds us of human mortality, but it delivers at the same time a compelling invitation to make something valuable of the time offered to us in this life.
After all, time is made to enjoy, not to kill.
These messages of antique wisdom, applicable to any era, are more relevant now than ever. We hope they speak to the hearts of dreamers; of fine arts, philosophy and watchmaking alike.
With the Gavox Legacy Power Reserve watch collection, stretch the limitless boundaries of time and go ‘farther’ than you ever imagined.