ZENITH – Academy Christophe Colomb Tribute to Felix Baumgartner

When he jumped into the void from the ballooned capsule which took him to the edge of the stratosphere, Austrian parachutist Felix Baumgartner had no idea how many records he had smashed or that he’d written his name in history. The supersonic skydiver’s feat has been celebrated by Zenith, famous for its passion for explorers. Baumgartner is the ambassador of the brand and is immortalised on this watch’s dial; his sculpted gold effigy on the stratospheric aventurine background seems to look down on the sculpted turquoise Earth before taking the leap. The hours and minutes are off-centre near 12 o’ clock, the power reserve at 3 o’ clock whilst the small seconds is at 9 o’ clock. The gyroscope at 6 o’ clock is what really grabs your attention beneath its glass bubble. The self-winding El Primero 8804 movement brings everything to life from within the 45mm platinum case coated in black DLC. Price: 250’000 CHF