Watch Wiki

The Best Watches and Watch Brands

User Tools

Site Tools


Breitling Emergency

Breitling "Emergency" (click to enlarge!)
Breitling “Emergency”
© Breitling

Breitling "Emergency", yellow (click to enlarge!)
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


breitling_emergency.txt · Last modified: 02.12.2022 20:42 by

Donate Powered by PHP Valid HTML5 Valid CSS Driven by DokuWiki

© Watch Wiki. All texts are protected by copyright. The respective copyright holders are the signatories of the contributions. For details see Impressum. Regarding objections and complaints (copyright and other rights) also see there. Impressum | Privacy Policy | Copyright | About Watch Wiki