The Royal Australian Air Force 100th Anniversary Watch
THEN . NOW . ALWAYS
We celebrated our 10th anniversary by being selected to be the official watch to commemorate the Royal Australian Air Force’s 100th
Anniversary. As an Australian brand being chosen to create a watch for such a momentous occasion for our Air Force was the biggest highlight in Bausele’s history.
The motto for the centenary was THEN . NOW . ALWAYS so we set out to create a watch that would tell an authentic story of 100 years of Air Force in Australia. For THEN we used the hollow display crown concept which house some soil from the site of the first Australian Airforce base Point Cook, Victoria in the early 1900s. The NOW the RAAF gave us a piece of the first ever FA/18 fighter jet produced and flown in Australia. We cut small thin disks from this plane piece and put them on the case back under a crystal display window. THEN & NOW were covered!
For always we place the RAAF’s logo on the dial, the logo that represents Air Force’s commitment to ALWAYS protect and serve the Australian people.
“We are truly excited about the opportunity to work with an Australian company to produce watches for this important occasion. Australia and Air Force have come so far in 100 years, and we hope these watches will be a fitting keepsake as we move into the next century.”
Air Commodore Andrew Elfverson, Director General, Air Force 2021.