El Primero Stratos Flyback Striking 10th / Zenith

Functionally the Striking 10th is a foudroyante — but few people know that term. Basically it has a flying central hand which goes around the dial each second. It is used to measure time, in increments of 1/10th of a second. Unlike a standard chronograph you can measure time increments more precisely like this. Striking usually refers to what a sonnerie or minute repeater watch does. This El Primero doesn’t chime, so I don’t get that. Maybe they mean it in a more poetic fashion. Striking 10th does sound cool, better than the stuffy sounding foudroyante — via A Blog to Read

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