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Air Force 100 Bausele Aviator Watch

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AIR FORCE 100 AVIATOR WATCH

A true Collector's edition timepiece.

The Aviator watch looks to the future and takes inspiration from the cornerstone of the RAAF centenary celebrations; Now, Then, Always. Designed by Bausele Founder, Christo Hoppe, in collaboration with the Air Force Centenary team, the watch is a Swiss made automatic loaded with many unique and high-end features, making it a true collectors watch.

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By purchasing this product you are supporting the restoration and preservation of historic RAAF aircraft.

Pre-order offer

These premium features are available during the pre-order period only.
Limited Edition Numbering
F/A-18A section included in case

Pre-order ends 15 December 2020.

Pre-order now for delivery by end of March 2021

GENUINE AIRCRAFT PIECE

A piece cut directly from the first F/A-18A Hornet fighter jet flown in Australia is preserved behind unbreakable glass on the back case. This feature will only be available in pre-sale.

500 LIMITED EDITION

Limited stock available, priority to Air Force personnel

ENGRAVED NUMBER RESERVATION

Reserve your preferred number upon order (subject to availability)

Made to last

This watch design was first launched by Bausele in 2011 and has been perfected and tested to the highest standard over almost a decade.

Constructed from surgical grade 316L stainless steel with gun metal IP (blue and black versions). Features a Sapphire crystal face that cannot be scratched or broken.

It has been over 70 years since the RAAF commissioned a watch. We have built this watch using the same Swiss manufacturing techniques as the original watches, now worth many times their original value as collector’s items and designed by IWC and Jaeger LeCoultre.

Clear dial design

The clean look of the dial with large hands makes it very easy to read. The RAAF Centenary logo creates a unique collector’s edition keepsake. The second hand has been designed in the shape of a F/A-18 Hornet. The Dial features a count up function actioned by the crown at 2 o'clock which turns the multi-directional inner ring. The purpose of the count up is to track elapsed time.

Home Soil

The uniquely designed crown, located at 4 o'clock for comfort, contains actual soil from Point Cook base, the first Royal Australian Air Force base, set under unbreakable glass.

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Historic Case Back

The watch back includes a piece cut directly from aircraft number A21-01, the first F/A-18A Hornet fighter jet made and flown in Australia

It features Broad Arrow next to the limited-edition number. Each watch is individually numbered.

Strap

The waterproof strap is made of high- performance recycled PET plastic which has been reinforced and designed to last. Additional straps are easily self-changeable, making it a superbly versatile watch.

The watch is secured by the most efficient deployed buckle, used by luxury brands.

Colourways

White

The white face is visible at night through a glow in the dark feature, and comes with a contrasting black band

  • Black

    The stylish black dial features white hands and numerals that glow in the dark for night- time visibility, and it is matched with a black band.

  • Blue

    The blue dial comes with a matching blue band and is inspired by the colour Air Force colour blue.

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    Specifications

    FUNCTIONS

    Hour / Minute / Second / Count up

    MOVEMENT

    Movement – Swiss Made bi-directional self-winding mechanical, Incabloc shock system and Nivaflex mainspring

    Power reserve – 44 hours

    Vibration – 28,800

    Jewel – 26 jewels

    STRAP

    Lug width – 22mm with quick release CAPSA system

    Material – High performance plastic made of recycle PET

    DIAL

    Metal dial in black, white and blue. Super-luminova coated indexes and hands

    CASE

    Case diameter 42mm

    Material – 316L surgical grade hardened Stainless Steel with Black IP (Crown protection) and IP Gunmetal (Black dial version)

    Caseback – Screwed in with inner anti-magnetic Faraday cage to protect movement

    Bezel – Inner bi-directional bezel, operated by screw-locked crown at 2H

    Water resistance – 20 ATM / 200 metres

    Crown – Screw-locked at 4H

    Crystal – Anti reflective, scratch resistant sapphire

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