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Breitling Emergency II

The Emergency II from Breitling is an update to the original emergency microtransmitter watch introduced in 1995. The watch broadcasts a distress signal on the 406 MHz digital rescue frequency and the 121.5 MHz analog distress frequency, allowing rescuers to home in on pilots in the event of a crash.

The Emergency has proven effective in numerous search and rescues and has become a complement the standard onboard aircraft equipment for pilots around the world. Two extendable antenna sections are housed in the lower part of the watch and can be manually deployed by unscrewing the caps and pulling the cord, automatically activating the transmitter. A series of inscriptions on the watch provide clear instruction on this process. A rechargeable battery developed by Breitling specifically for this watch powers the transmitters, allowing the beacon to transmit for 24 hours even in cold temperatures down to negative 22 degrees Celsius.

Emergency II

Powered by the COSC SuperQuartz movement and independent of the emergency beacon’s power are a 12/24-hour analog and digital display, 1/100th second chronograph, alarm and second time zone function. All of this is protected by a 51mm titanium case, water resistant to 5 bars.

The watch is available at Govberg Jewelers.

About Breitling
A leader in the art of chronograph technologies, Breitling dedicated its high-performance instruments to both the professional aviator and enthusiast alike. Each Breitling timepiece has earned a COSC-certification and is entirely constructed in house. The reliable timepieces have graced the wrists of adventurers from sky, to land and sea. Discover more about Breitling here.

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