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ROYAL AUSTRALIAN AIR FORCE CENTENARY 2021 - AVIATOR

A true Collector's edition timepiece. Pre-order one of 500 limited edition watches featuring a genuine piece of aircraft number A21-01, cut from the first F/A-18A Hornet fighter jet made and flown in Australia.


The Aviator
 watch looks to the future and takes inspiration from the cornerstone of the Air Force centenary celebrations: Now. Then. Always.  Designed by Bausele Founder, Christo Hoppe, in collaboration with the Air Force Centenary team, the watch is a Swiss made automatic loaded with many unique and high-end features, making it a true collectors watch.

By purchasing this product you are supporting the restoration and preservation of historic RAAF aircraft.

DELIVERY END OF MARCH 2021

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PRE-ORDER 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)

 

ADDITIONAL STRAP

 

The watch comes with a complimentary NATO strap (2 straps included)


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