Breitling Emergency

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Breitling "Emergency"
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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 Emergency[1]. 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.

Movement:

Quartz movement Breitling 76 (SuperQuartz), certified chronometer (current model)

Case:

Titanium (optional: white gold, yellow gold)
D 43 mm, H 15.7 mm
Sapphire crystal with anti-glare treatment on both sides
Scaled rotating bezel with compass specifications
Waterproof to 3 atm

Dial:

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

Functions:

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
Dual time zone, alarm 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

Bracelet:

Diver Pro / metal bracelet

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