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Breitling Emergency

Breitling “Emergency”
© Breitling

Breitling “Emergency”, yellow
© Breitling

The Emergency is an expedition watch by Breitling, which was first introduced to the market in 1995. It is a watch with quartz movement, especially developed for adventurers and researchers. Via a built-in miniature transmitter it can establish contact with the outside world on the aviation emergency frequency 121.5 MHz. In flat terrain or at quiet sea a person can be located from a rescue plane, flying at 6,000 m, up to a distance of 167 km.

Thus in 2003 the two British pilots Steve Brooks and Hugh Quentin-Smith could be rescued after a crash of their helicopter in the Antarctic after activating their Breitling Emergency1). The world-famous American adventurer and millionaire Steve Fossett, in turn, also owned such a watch, but when he was lost at his flight on 3 September 2007, did not wear it at that time.




  • Dial with analog and digital indication in yellow, orange, black and blue
  • Arabic numerals and luminous hands


  • Analog indication of hours, minutes
  • Digital indication of seconds, date and day of the week
  • Chronograph with a precision of 1/100 sec.
  • Countdown function
  • Warning signal when battery exhausted
  • Working temperature –10° to 85°C
  • Transmitter on 121.5 MHz (international emergency frequeny) with power 30 mW max. 48 h
  • Transmitter on 243 MHz (military frequency) with power 25 mW max. 24 h
  • Energy supply of the transmitter 2 independant 3V lithium batteries


  • Diver Pro / metal bracelet


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breitling_emergency.txt · Last modified: 30.11.2021 14:41 by gerdlothar

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