EL PRIMERO STRATOS FLYBACK STRIKING 10TH
El PRIMERO STRATOS FLYBACK SRTIKING 10TH BREAKING THE SPEED OF SOUND
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BREAKING THE SPEED OF SOUND
ZENITH - OFFICIAL TIMEKEEPER OF REDBULL STRATOS
Wearing the El Primero Stratos Flyback Striking 10th chronograph, Zenith Ambassador Felix Baumgartner is taking the plunge in the summer of 2012
The Austrian will jump out of a capsule suspended from a balloon in the stratosphere at an altitude of over 120,000 feet / 36,5 kilometers, nearly four times higher than passenger planes typically fly.
The project will attempt to transcend human limits that have existed for more than 50 years and smash four world records:
1 - The highest manned balloon flight
2 - The highest freefall
3 - The longest freefall time
4 - The first time in history, breaking the sound barrier with the human body
In visual terms, the counters of different colors that recall the first chronograph First created in 1969, which had an area of three tones, something very unusual at the time, and is designed to improve visibility.
The darker the hour meter anthracite gray, located at 6 o'clock, emphasizes the length of time measured, while light gray small seconds at 9 o'clock symbolizes the ephemeral nature of time.
Meanwhile, the timer for 3 hours of dark blue, symbolizes the middle of this unit of measure.
In the chronograph, El Primero Stratos is also equipped with the tenth impressive measuring tenths of a second, combined with the flyback mode, particularly useful in aircraft and one of the preferred features of the pilots, as they can function to zero instantaneously chronograph with a single gesture, subtle and simple.
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