There are some sweeping generalizations in the  watch world when it comes to the replica watches preferred by professionals in various fields – the replica Breitling for airline pilots, the fake Hublot for NBA players, Nomos for architects… but reality doesn’t quite conform to prevailing watch-lover logic. The fact is those that leap from high altitudes don’t choose a  Zenith as their wrist machine of choice, like Felix Baumgartner. We put our usual watch-only criteria aside to learn what -looking machines actually do and why they are necessary. 

Brisbane-based Luke Rogers, one of the country’s top professional wing-suit skydivers or pilots, thinks nothing of flying through a 1,000-foot zone at 250 km/h. Of course, it might be one of the most dangerous sports on earth, but the exhilarating hit of the supreme glide ratio of 2.5:1 or more hooks anyone who has ever dreamt of flying.
“That large best replica watch looking thing on my wrist is my altimeter which tells me what height I am for safety,” explains Rogers. “I have models that also keep the time which is really handy.”
Data and variables review is crucial significant in the swoop preparation, most importantly for deciding if a jump is even possible. When the daredevil moment arrives, timing plays a key role, from the skilled exiting of an aircraft in a wingsuit, when to spread their legs and arms, to when – most crucially – the wingsuit flier deploys their parachute at a planned altitude above the ground.
An altimeter is instrumental for this, used first and foremost to tell a flier when they are approaching their deployment altitude. However, after flying under canopy (parachute), it helps them to know when to start their landing pattern.
When Luke is away from competition officials’ eyes and under less high-stakes pressure, he is most likely to be wearing his TW Steel TW843 Canteen replica watch. “It was gifted to me and I love it. It’s a little on the heavy side but she is rugged! I don’t wear it during competitions. I don’t usually take it off.” The canteen style crown is a signature bold detail that matches the superhero credentials Rogers displays attacking the sky.

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