Introducing the new Bausele Automatic Pilot Watch

What a privilege Watch This Space, Australia has been given with this article. If you have been with us from the start, you will remember that the Bausele Yachting Coal was the first article/review we had on our page. Today we have been given the opportunity to unveil the new watch from Bausele, the Bausele Automatic Pilot Watch!!

At a glance many wouldn’t notice the placement of the numbers on the watch (I can admit I didn’t either at first). In a daring move, as this watch is inspired by the traditional pilots watches, they have placed the 12 o’clock in the position 2 o’clock would normally be. The reasoning behind this is because pilots back in the day had an advantage if they didn’t have to move their hands to read the time. Christo and the team at Bausele believe this is the way it should be considering we are moving into an age of high performance cars and space travel. This is a bold move and will take a bit to get used to I think.

Bausele’s fundamental idea has always been to take a piece of Australia with you and this watch isn’t any different. There are four different colours, each of which has their own story behind them and also their own Australian element hidden in the crown-

  • The Black & White Limited Edition represents all the colours and creeds of our great nation and contains Cobalt (100 pieces).
  • The Red & Yellow Limited Edition represents the Surf Life Rescue Service and contains sand from one of Australia’s famous beaches (50 pieces).
  • The Blue Limited Edition represents the ocean and the sky and contains a trace of Opal powder from Queensland (50 pieces).
  • The Red Limited Edition represents the Red Centre of Australia and contains red earth from the outback (60 pieces).

Another feature that may not be apparent from first glance also continues with the Australian theme. If you look closely you will see that the second hand is shaped like the Sydney Tower (if you don’t know what that looks like you will have to take our word for it). I should really leave all of these hidden bits and pieces for you to find out but I can’t help myself. The last one I will point out is the cross in the centre of the dial is made to look like the metalwork on the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

The Bausele Automatic Pilot Watch is a limited edition of 260 pieces. 160 of them are with a Soprod movement which is swiss-made (sopord caliber A-10) and the other 100 are a Japanese miyota movement (miyota 9015). A few other features that we haven’t mentioned yet are; the case size (44mm diameter); superluminova on the hands and dial; it is water resistant to 50 meters; the strap is made from premium leather with a folded buckle of black high grade steel. All in all, this timepiece would be best described as amazing engineering at a great price. The retail cost for the Miyota version is AUD$888 and for the Soprod version it is AUD$1488.

Order yours today from www.bausele.com/men-women-watches/new-automatic.html or check out their Instagram @bausele.

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All photos taken by the team at Bausele.

Written by Craig Anderson.

Quick look at the Riccardo from Lew and Huey

‘Every dog will have his day’

The second of today’s reviews is a complete contrast to our first in regards to affordability. In this post, we are going to be having a quick look at Lew and Huey’s Riccardo rally inspired automatic chronograph. Chris Vial is the owner and founder of Lew and Huey Watches in Philadelphia. His story started in 2012 when he “got it into his head that he could design a watch that people would like, get it made and sell it at an affordable price”. I think that with the Riccardo he has succeeded in that.

Through nothing but luck, the Watch This Space team were sent a Riccardo. The reason I say luck is that the day I contacted Chris he was shipping a watch to a friend in Melbourne and when his friend received that he shipped it directly to us. In my opinion, the face of the Riccardo is really cool. The colour scheme of this piece gels well together. The blue dial works in very nicely with the small touches of red used on the hands.

The case of the Riccardo is made of 316L stainless steel and its diameter is 42mm. The watch back is made up of a sapphire glass that shows off the ST1940 Cal movement. It is water resistant to 100 meters and has a one-year warranty. The watch is topped off with a brown leather and white stitching strap with a deployment clasp.

If you are looking for a beautiful watch that is going to turn heads at an affordable price, then look no further than the Riccardo. The Riccardo sells for USD$550 and also comes in a black and orange, which I prefer to the blue dial.

To check out all of Lew and Huey’s pieces go to www.lewandhuey.com or check out their instagram at @lewndhuey.

While you are at your computer, check out our Instagram @watchthisspace11.

All photos are taken by Christopher Morrison. His details are as follows. Instagram- @_christopher_morrison

Website- www.christophermorrison.com.au

Email- [email protected]christophermorrison.com.au

And as always- Watch This Space. 

Review on De Bethune’s DB28TIS8 from the DB28 Collection

Before we do that the team at Watch This Space Australia would like to apologize for not keeping up too date with our blog. It has been a couple of weeks since our last post so I’m going to brush off the cobwebs and get into the beat laboratory and get it done. The reason behind our absence is that behind the scenes we have been working on a couple of really big projects that are going to come to light over the next couple of weeks and this has taken up majority of our time. We are really excited about these and once you find out about them you will be too.

Now that that’s over and done with its time to get onto the brand that is De Bethune and the beautiful DB28TIS8. It has only taken David Zanetta and Denis Flageollet eleven short years to make De Bethune what it is today. David is a collector of art and timepieces and Denis is the son, grandson and great grandson of watchmakers. They both had the same vision and passion about what their brand was going to evolve into and how it was going to shape tomorrow’s watch making. In these eleven short years they have come up with nine patents, thirteen calibres and fifteen world premiere innovations, mind blowing to say the least! Adding to that in 2011, The Geneva Watchmaking Grand Prix awarded it the famous “Aiguille d’Or” or Golden Hand, its most coveted title. The sky is the limit for this company who could be considered a baby in the watchmaking world compared to its competition.

Now we will give our opinion on the timepiece itself and show off a few of its features. Aesthetically the DB28TIS8 is beautiful, it has quite a large dial opening that allows the owner to view both the heart of the unique movement (Calibre DB 2115 – mechanical hand-wound) as well as the moon phase at six o’clock. The moon phase is one of my favorite parts of the watch. It is a spherical moon phase indicator that is made from a fusion of blue steel and palladium.

As soon as I put this watch on I was amazed by how comfortable it was to wear. This is partly because of the ergonomically designed lightweight grade 5 titanium case (42.60mm) but was mainly due to the ‘floating lugs’. The floating lugs allows the timepiece to mould perfectly to the wrist of any wearer and will follow the natural movements of the wrist. This is due to a pivoting system and hairsprings that follow the shape of the wrist. Even though it is a relatively small case the floating lugs make it seem a lot bigger than it is. There are two types of floating lugs either short or long and both come in grade five titanium. Other features of this watch include both an hour and minutes hands, a six day power reserve (linear power reserve indicator situated on the back) and a performance zone read off that is placed between two and three o’clock. The watches strap is an extra supple alligator leather with pin buckle.

It is hard to give an accurate and fair summary to this piece. Like all of the independent brands this watch was created as a limited edition (limited to 50) piece with quite a hefty price tag. This watch would be able to be worn on any occasion and would make your friends quite jealous but with a price tag of around $87,000 this is a collectors piece for a serious investor.

To see all of the De Bethune range go to www.debethune.com or check out their instagram at @debethune.

While you are at your computer, check out our Instagram @watchthisspace11.

All photos are taken by Christopher Morrison. His details are as follows. Instagram- @_christopher_morrison

Website- www.christophermorrison.com.au

Email- [email protected]christophermorrison.com.au

And as always- Watch This Space.