If you’re someone who spends more time looking at screens than you would like to, but don’t want to miss an important call, the Bausele Vintage 2.0 Hybrid SmartWatch is an interesting proposition. At first impression, or from across the room, you would think you were looking at a mechanical mid-century wristwatch. After all, the analogue hands don’t give much away about what lies beneath the dial. Under the dial is a Bluetooth-linked smartwatch, which offers almost everything you might want, including phone notifications, activity tracking, sleep monitoring and alarm, as well as multiple time zones with the press of a button.
This blend of past and present is the most recent offering from Bausele, a Swiss-made but Australian-designed brand founded by Christophe Hoppe in 2011. The brand has released a number of mechanical watches over the years, but this is their first step into the smartwatch game, and it’s one they have done thoughtfully. This consideration has kept the mechanical watch lover front of mind, creating a watch that offers the convenience of a typical smartwatch, but with the balanced design of a traditional timepiece. In that way, it’s the best of both worlds, fusing form and function with a contemporary approach that is uncommon for those whose roots lie in Swiss watchmaking. So if you want the functions of a smartwatch without an attention-seeking screen, the Bausele Vintage 2.0 Hybrid SmartWatch is an attractive option to consider.
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