Element in the crown: Red earth from the Kimberley
UNIQUELY AUSTRALIAN. UNEQUIVOCALLY WORLD CLASS.
Never before has there been a premium watch featuring Australian-made parts.
Until now, ‘Australian’ watches have been made from Chinese materials. And rarely could they be considered ‘premium’. All that has been changed by Bausele. Terra Australis is the first world-class timepiece made in Switzerland from parts designed and crafted right here in Australia.
The first thing that grabs your attention about this elegantly masculine watch is the signature five-pronged diamond clasp holding the face securely in place. Then the distinctive black crown, which is made of Bauselite, a material specially created and manufactured for Bausele by their partners at the Flinders University Centre for NanoScale Science & Technology. The partnership is indicative of the support and passion for Australian industry which is at the heart of the Bausele philosophy.
Bauselite is the result of three years of intensive research and development between Bausele and Flinders University’s Centre for NanoScale Science & Technology, resulting in the creation of a jointly-owned company to produce the material for commercial use. It is the first time that world-class watch components have been manufactured in Australia. Bauselite is a lightweight material that is similar to ceramic, but it enables more accurate modelling and suffers less shrinkage than common ceramics used in watch manufacture. The manufacturing process is also more environmentally friendly because it yields less wastage.
The Terra Australis is driven by the highly-regarded Swiss-made Soprod A10 Automatic movement to ensure reliability and precision. High-quality rubber and kangaroo leather straps are built to last in all climate conditions. Bausele Australia founder and design director Christophe Hoppe drew inspiration from statement jewellery, evident in detailing like the five distinctive arms that evoke the claw setting used in diamond jewellery.
“The Terra Australis is the timepiece I always wanted to make. It would have been easier to design such a watch and have it manufactured offshore, but I wanted to create something that was both innovative and uniquely Australian.”
- Christophe Hoppe
A characteristic unique to the Bausele range of watches, and shared by the Terra Australis, is the incorporation of natural Australian elements into the crown – such as Bondi sand or, in the case of the Terra Australis, red dust from the Kimberley region. This way, the wearer carries a piece of Australia with them wherever they go.
Terra Australis Features:
- Bauselite case
- Swiss-made Soprod A10 Automatic movement
- Diameter 46mm
- Scratchproof sapphire crystal
- Customisable design to 850 possible combinations
- Red Earth from the Kimberley in the crown
- Custom-made thick leather strap
- Water Resistant 5 ATM
- Five-year warranty
Weighing in at 150g, Terra Australis has to be seen – and held – to be believed.
Dimensions: 46mm case size, 13mm width thickness, 26mm lugs (for straps).
If you would like to enquire about this exclusive model reach out via email@example.com