Own military aviation history in this precision watch and limited-edition keyring made from the first F/A-18A Hornet fighter jet made and flown in Australia
Featuring sand from RAAF Base Point Cook in the crown, the Aviator Mark II is styled on the later generations of military navigator watches. The luminous triangle and short hour hand were originally introduced for clarity when navigating by the stars.
RAAF Base Point Cook is the birthplace of military aviation in Australia. The first flight took off in 1914 when the newly formed Central Flying School had two officers, two biplanes and a Bristol Box-kite. During WWI the Australian Flying Corps was established and many of its pilots saw active duty overseas.
In 1921 the world’s second professional air force was created at Point Cook with the formation of the RAAF. Training was centred here from the outbreak of WWII until the 1990s. The base also features in the development of civil aviation and Kingsford-Smith took the Southern Cross up over the waters of Port Philip at the start of his non-stop continental crossing.
The first 200 collectors will receive a keyring made from F/A-18A Hornet aircraft number A21-01. With a ceiling over 45,000 feet and speeds up to Mach 1.8, a piece of this legendary fighter jet could be yours
Bausele Founder, Christo Hoppe, designed this Swiss made automatic watch and keyring in collaboration with the Air Force Centenary team to celebrate the RAAF: Now. Then. Always.
By purchasing this product you are supporting the restoration and preservation of historic RAAF aircraft
Hour / Minute / Second / Count up
Swiss Made bi-directional self-winding mechanical, Incabloc shock system and Nivaflex mainspring
Power reserve – 44 hours
Vibration – 28,800
Jewel – 26 jewels
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
Lug width – 22mm with quick release CAPSA system
Material – High performance plastic made of recycle PET
Metal dial in black and blue. Super-Luminova coated indexes and hands