Aussie watchmaker Bausele\u00a0has collaborated with Scott Marsh, the man who took 100k from Kanye West for a bold new watch collection featuring a floral design inspired by the grand King Protea flowering plant.\r\n\r\n\u201cI was looking to work with an Australian artist, and as soon as I met Scott, I knew he was the one,\u201d says Christophe Hoppe, Founder, Bausele. \u201cScott is such an inspiring person and a nice guy. And I love what he\u2019s doing as an artist.\u201d\r\n\r\nEach watch in the \u2018Noosa\u2019 Collection features Scott\u2019s floral design and like all Bausele watches, possess a quality Swiss movement, sapphire glass, and a surgical grade 316 stainless steel case.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nBausele watches are distinct. They have an oversized hollow crown, containing a tiny piece of Australia. Past collections have included sand grains from Bondi Beach and red earth from the Kimberley. The Noosa Collection crowns contain crushed gravel from one of the railway yards that Marsh frequented in his youth, tagging trains.\r\n\r\n\u201cThe watch tells my journey from graffiti to artist,\u201d says Scott Marsh. \u201cI\u2019m really happy with the result; it\u2019s super-cool.\u201d\r\n\r\nMarsh says he initially tried painting directly onto the watch face. \u201cIt just didn\u2019t work out, because of the thickness of the paint. So, we decided instead to use one of my original floral works as inspiration and create a high-resolution 3D print.\u201d\r\n\r\nThe Noosa Range will launch at Koi Yoga Studio in Potts Point on Thursday, April 5th. Everyone who arrives between 6pm and 9pm goes into a draw to win a watch. There will also be 10 Scott Marsh prints available for purchase. Bundle a watch with a print for $700. Or a watch only for $550.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nThe Noosa collection is limited to only 100 timepieces; 50 of them in black, and 50 in 18-carat rose gold. The case is also etched with Marsh\u2019s signature and the unique edition number.\r\n\r\nAt the launch, Marsh will also be showcasing his new body of work titled \u2018Bouquet\u2019 a collection of large floral paintings that inspired the watch design. \u201cThese will be completely new paintings I\u2019ve created especially for the occasion,\u201d he says.\r\n\r\nIn other watch news, Hublot unveils its first smartwatch, and Mr Porter is selling a one-of-a-kind Bell & Ross sapphire timepiece for $622k.\r\nCheck it out\r\n\r\n\r\nHave you subscribed to Man of Many? You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.