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)
The watch comes with a complimentary NATO strap (2 straps included)
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 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, white and blue. Super-Luminova coated indexes and hands
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
It features Broad Arrow next to the limited-edition number. Each watch is individually numbered.
AUSTRALIAN AIR FORCE CROWN
The Australian Air Force roundel is inserted in the crown at 2H under a crystal.
The crown at 4H contains actual soil from Point Cook base which was the first Air Force base in its hollow crown.
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.
The custom packaging has been designed, manufactured and assembled in Australia using 100% Australian ink and paper.