Before we designed this watch, I requested something tough. When our watchmakers asked me to be more specific, I told them to think about test pilots from the Jet Age. To me, nobody in history was braver than the men who volunteered to fly experimental aircraft. Sent hurtling into the edge of space, these men pushed themselves to the limit, jumped headfirst into the unknown, stared danger in the face and refused to blink.
I told them to read about the X-15, NASA’s rocket-powered plane that took its first flight in 1959. Over 199 test runs, it reached a maximum speed of 4,250 miles per hour and an altitude peak of 354,200 feet. No manned aircraft has ever gone faster.
A few months later we received a prototype for the Stratos Watch and I took it for a “test flight” of my own. It passed with flying colours and I’m proud to finally share it with you. Even if you’re not getting ready to crack the sound barrier, you’ll appreciate the solid construction of this tough-as-nails timepiece. The face features a classic cockpit colour scheme of white on black, with blazing red for the seconds hand and subdial hands. Inside the brushed metal case of the Stratos is a precision timekeeping machine. The heart of the movement oscillates at an incredible 32,768 times per second, working tirelessly to deliver accuracy when every second counts. Buckle up the Stratos and you’ll be prepared for anything that’s waiting on the horizon!
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