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
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