For over 50 years, Vichos Watches has been specialized in the production and distribution of customized watches for corporate gifts, promotional activities and special occasion collective editions. Also over the past years the company has been producing watches under it’s own brand names EDISON, VICTORY, JEAN REVAL, GEB etc.
Since 2007 Vichos Watches has produced numerous customized projects, which we call Special Projects.
It all started in 2007, after a group of pilots of Hellenic Air Force demanded a special edition of an Aviator model with a drawing of the historical A-7H Corsair aircraft placed on the dial. So the bestseller Limited Edition Aviator A-7H Corsair “32 Years” was born. The result of the customization was surprisingly brilliant. The success of the A-7H Limited Edition has spread and was followed by a new project for the 358 Squadron, Huey UH-1H helicopters, based on a very popular at the time Vostok-Europe model, the Rocket N1.
Within the next two years, Vichos Watches supplied with Aviator Special Editions many men of the Hellenic Air Force and Army Special Force. Projects of F-16 Block 52+ for 337 Squadron were produced as well as for Chinook CH-47 D helicopters, Beechcraft Huron C-12 Aircrafts, Sikorsky S-70B-6 (Aegean Hawk).
At the same time many Special Projects were produced for Hellenic Army Special Forces based on Vostok-Europe models. Vichos Watches offered Limited Editions to 353 Squadron (P-38 Orion Aircrafts), to Amphibian Commandos Alpha Amphibious Raider Squadron (A’MAK), to Parachutist School (SXAL), Special Paratrooper Unit (ETA).
After Olympic Airways privatization, Vostok-Europe releases the “Olympic Pilot GMT” Special Edition, with the unique serial numbers of the limited edition printed on the rotor of the automatic movement and visible through the transparent back cover.
Special Projects New Era
In 2010 Vichos Watches reaches two important agreements, which automatically place the firm to the top of custom made watch in Greece.
First Vichos Watches has started a long and successful cooperation with the Hellenic Football Federation. On the occasion of the participation of the Greek National Football Team in the 2010 FIFA World Cup, a Vostok-Europe South Africa 2010 Limited Edition was produced, followed by the National Team official watch and the 2012 Limited Edition, dedicated to the Euro 2012 participation.
As a result of the big commercial success of the watches among football players and the public (more than 3.000 pieces were sold), cooperation with football clubs all over Greece and Cyprus was initiated. In total, 4 limited editions were produced for Panathinaikos F.C., 3 of which were completely sold out within a few months. Vichos Watches has also prepared special project watches for Panaitolikos F.C., PAOK F.C., APOEL F.C., OMONOIA F.C. etc.
At the same time Vichos Watches supplies 330 Seals of Hellenic Navy with a special Limited Edition watch, which becomes extremely popular and is followed by three re-editions. This special project also leads to cooperation with Military and Police Special Forces.
For all the special projects special attention is placed on the choice of the watch in order to fit the particular needs of each customer. Every watch has a limited serial number engraved on the back cover and is delivered in a special customized packing box.
Vichos Watches offers a big variety of models, among which we formulate each proposal for a special project. The watchmakers we represent have the possibility to print any logo, emblem or text on the watch dial and to engrave it on the back cover.
Our strategy towards all customized projects is to offer products of exceptional quality and contemporary design at competitive prices for the final customer, avoiding any kind of middlemen.