ROYAL AUSTRALIAN AIR FORCE CENTENARY 2021 - AIRFIELD HERCULES

$499 AUD
Colour: Black
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Collector’s edition timepiece offered in two colourways with a limited-edition keyring made from the Hercules C-13H 

The Airfield was designed in collaboration with the Air Force to revive the revolutionary official issue watches of the 1940s and 50s. Previously commissioned by Jeager-LeCoultre and IWC, these highly technical watches featured visual and material design that facilitated the development of celestial navigation in aviation. 

The Hercules transport aircraft is honoured with a detailed embossing on the case back of this automatic watch and comes with a limited-edition keyring. Cut from the Hercules C-130H #A97-012, this keyring allows a select group of collectors to own a piece of military aviation history. 

Bausele Founder, Christo Hoppe, designed this Swiss made automatic watch 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

CASE

  • Case diameter 40mm
  • Material – 316L surgical grade Stainless Steel
  • Caseback – Screwed in
  • Water resistance – 10 ATM / 100 metres
  • Crown – Non screw-locked at 4H
  • Crystal – Sapphire


STRAP

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


DIAL

  • Metal dial in beige. Super-Luminova coated indexes and hands
  • Hour, Minute, Second,
  • Date at 3H

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

Black
the black dial and beige vintage inspired accents are  complimented by a matching black band.

Blue
The Air Force inspired blue dial features vintage beige accents and a matching blue band.

CLEAR DIAL DESIGN

The clean look of the dial with "syringe" hands makes it easy to quickly read the time. The hands have super-luminova to glow when its dark.

The Centenary logo makes it exclusive and unique.

The second-hand reflects shape of the Hercules as a counter-weight.

HISTORIC CASE BACK

The watch back has been embossed with the outline of the Hercules Aircraft.

AUSTRALIAN AIR FORCE CROWN

The Australian Air Force roundel is inserted in the crown at 4H under a crystal.

We have strategically designed the crown at 4H position to make it easy and versatile for active men and women. This way we avoid any restriction of movement as happens on the wrist when a crown is placed at traditionally at 3H.

INNOVATIVE STRAP

The waterproof strap is made of high- performance recycled PET plastic which has been reinforced for longevity.

Additional straps can be easily interchanged to create a versatile look and function for every occasion.

BUILT TO LAST

The unisex designed watch case is made of surgical grade 316L stainless steel.

The Sapphire crystal face can't be scratched or broken.

It has been 70 years since the last RAAF watch collaboration with watch brands IWC and Jaeger LeCoultre and we have built this watch using the same manufacturing techniques as those historical watches.

The original watches are now collector’s items worth many times their value.

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FUNCTIONS

Hour / Minute / Second, date at 3H

MOVEMENT

Japan bi-directional self-winding mechanical

Power reserve – 41+ hours

Vibration – 21,600

Jewel – 24 jewels

CASE

Case diameter 40mm

Material – 316L surgical grade Stainless Steel

Caseback – Screwed in

Water resistance – 10 ATM / 100 metres

Crown – Non screw-locked at 4H

Crystal – 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