New Watch: Zenith Academy Christophe Colomb Tribute to Felix Baumgartner

Zenith Academy Christophe Colomb Tribute to Felix Baumgartner. Source: Zenith

Calling all nerds! With this update to the highly technical Academy Christophe Colomb tourbillon, Zenith has infused the watch with an over-the-top depiction of Felix Baumgartner's 2012 record-setting jump from the stratosphere. Here, an aventurine sky and turquoise Earth sit behind a handmade sculpture of Baumgartner standing at the edge of his capsule (right in front of the watch's power reserve indicator) before taking the plunge. It's almost enough to make you forget that gyroscopic escapement floating in a bubble at 6 o'clock. Almost.

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