Congrats to Felix Baumgarnter and Zenith (Live Pics)
by Kyle Stults on October 15, 2012
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***RED BULL STRATOS MISSION SUCCESS***

AUSTRIA’S FELIX BAUMGARTNER EARNED HIS PLACE IN THE HISTORY BOOKS ON SUNDAY, OCT 14, 2012 AFTER SUCCESSFULLY JUMPING FROM AN ALTITUDE 128,100 FEET, REACHING 833.9MPH (MACH 1.24), AND PARACHUTING SAFELY TO EARTH. 

AND HE DID IT WEARING A ZENITH WATCH!  Perpetuelle brings you live photos of Zenith watch on Felix Baumgartner’s wrist at mission completion, below!

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL INVOLVED IN THIS HISTORIC ACHIEVEMENT.

Views from 128,100 feet above the Earth, on the way out and down!

Photos: AP

Below photo:  from a prior training mission

Felix Baumgartner said after his jump: “When I was standing there on top of the world, you become so humble, you do not think about breaking records anymore, you do not think about gaining scientific data. The only thing you want is you want to come back alive.”

Like the recent mission by James Cameron to the bottom of the ocean (taking a Rolex watch with him), this is a historic achievement and a huge win for Zenith watches.

Here are the first official images of Baumgartner and the watch – a Zenith El Primero Stratos Chronograph – on his wrist when he landed safely on Earth.

And here is the actual watch, post mission.  Do you think  a man can glance at his wrist while falling at Mach 1? :-)

See our original Red Bull Stratos Mission Report, HERE.