ROYAL AUSTRALIAN AIR FORCE CENTENARY 2021 - AVIATOR

$1,200 AUD
Colour: White

A true collector’s edition timepiece. This precision watch incorporates a piece cut from the first F/A-18A Hornet fighter jet made and flown in Australia.

The Swiss made automatic Aviator is styled on the later generations of official-issue military navigator watches. The luminous triangle and short hour hand were originally introduced for clarity when navigating by the stars. 

The case back features a  a piece of the F/A-18A Hornet fighter jet aircraft number A21-01. A select few will own a piece of this legend capable of speeds up to Mach 1.8 with a ceiling over 45,000 feet. 

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

MOVEMENT

  • Swiss Made bi-directional self-winding mechanical, Incabloc shock system and Nivaflex mainspring
  • Power reserve – 44 hours
  • Vibration – 28,800
  • Jewel – 26 jewels

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

STRAP

  • Lug width – 22mm with quick release CAPSA system
  • Material – High performance plastic made of recycle PET

DIAL

  • Metal dial in black and blue.
  • Super-Luminova coated indexes and hands
  • Hour, Minute, Second
  • Count up operated by a screw down crown at 4H
  • 22mm with quick release CAPSA system strap
  • Super-Luminova coated indexes and hands

For Australia - Australia Post Express Shipping is included with every order. We cannot guarantee delivery times so please allow 3-5 business days for your order to arrive. You will receive a tracking number with your order confirmation email.

For International - We offer free DHL international shipping on every purchase. We cannot guarantee delivery times so please allow 5-7 business days for your order to arrive. You will receive a tracking number with your order confirmation email.

For more information contact us on 1800 291 108 or email us through out contact page.


Items are shipped Monday to Friday excluding public holidays.
In-store Pickup: At this time we cannot offer in-store pickup (because of the current lockdown restrictions in Sydney) however our standard shipping is free with every order.

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. 

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. 

On the blue and white dial, the 21 minutes are highlighted - signifying the Air Force's establishment and centenary years: 1921-2021.

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.

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.

THEY ARE BACK IN STOCK 

OFFER

 

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 staff

  

ENGRAVED NUMBER RESERVATION

Reserve your preferred number upon order (subject to availability)

 

FUNCTIONS

Hour / Minute / Second / Count up

 

MOVEMENT

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

Power reserve – 44 hours

Vibration – 28,800 

Jewel – 26 jewels

 

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

 

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

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