The Watch that Broke the Sound Barrier: Zenith's Tribute to Felix BaumgartnersharetweetshareOn October 14, 2012, Austrian skydiver Felix Baumgartner made history, becoming the initial man to interrupt the sound barrier in freefall, jumping with the fringe of the stratosphere from your space capsule and landing inside New Mexican desert, 38,969.4 meters below. The watch he wore while making the jump would have been a Zenith Stratos Flyback Striking 10th.Zenith, the venerable Swiss watch brand which includes sponsored Baumgartner and his Red Bull Stratos team rolling around in its daring aerospace missions, and served as official timekeeper for the milestone jump, has this year released a brand new, personalized edition of the now-famous chronograph wristwatch, the Zenith Stratos Flyback Striking 10th Tribute to Felix Baumgartner.Just like the original Zenith El Primero chronograph, released in 1969, the tribute timepiece has that model's groundbreaking tri-color subdial arrangement: light gray with the small seconds (at 9 o'clock), dark anthracite gray for the chronograph minutes counter (at 6 o'clock), tallying around An hour; and dark blue for your chronograph 60-seconds counter (at 3 o'clock). The date is within a window at 6 o'clock.The watch contains Zenith's world-famous in-house automatic chronograph movement, Caliber 4057 B, nicknamed El Primero, ben ten watch which beats with a super-quick frequency of 36,000 vph. And, in contrast to other high-frequency movements, you could consider this one out of action: the center-mounted chronograph hand creates a complete revolution across the dial in Around 10 secs instead of the usual 60 rolex fakes . Thus, the chronograph hand are able to do recording elapsed times to 1/10 second.The stainless case measures 45.5 mm across and it is 14.15 mm thick and has a black ceramic bezel that rotates in one direction. The watch's domed sapphire crystal is given nonreflective substance for both sides. The key dial is silver-colored which has a sunray finish; the hour indices and hands are faceted, rhodium-plated and coated with Super-LumiNova for nighttime legibility. The solid steel caseback is engraved with all the Stratos mission logo watches , framed with the words "FIRST WATCH To get rid of THE SOUND BARRIER" and Baumgartner's motto, "LEARN Person to love WHAT YOU Are already Conditioned to FEAR."The Zenith Stratos Flyback Striking 10th Tribute to Felix Baumgartner can be acquired over a steel bracelet (pictured) or possibly a black rubber strap, which has a steel triple-folding clasp. The purchase price is $10,400.Zenith's El Primero Caliber has a 50-hour power reserve along with a rotor carried out with cĂ´tes de Geneve.Felix Baumgartner wore a Zenith Stratos (right arm) for his record-setting jump.sharetweetshare replica audemars piguet toronto watches
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