Felix Baumgartner Broke the Speed of Sound Wearing This Watch
Felix Baumgartner broke the speed of sound! Eight million people watched live on YouTube as the Austrian daredevil jumped 128,100 feet from a balloon at the edge of space, according to CNN. His 43-year-old body reached speeds of 833.9 miles per hour before landing in Roswell, New Mexico. To survive the atmosphere (which is really, really cold!), he had to wear a 100-pound pressurized suit. Though, we're happy to know he accessorized under all of that gear! The diver plummeted through the stratosphere wearing a Zenith El Primero Stratos Flyback Striking 10th watch, which clocked his 4:20 freefall and 9:03 jump. "Our watches have participated in some of the grandest human adventures," said Zenith CEO Jean-Frédéric Dufour in a statement. The watch sells for $10,000, just pennies compared what it probably cost to jump from space.
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