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Breitling Emergency II: A Satellite Distress Signal On Your Wrist By Andrew Liszewski on at

Breitling's original Emergency watch first launched back in 1995 and was able to broadcast a distress signal on the 121.5 MHz analog band allowing ships, planes, and other vehicles to track it. But if your approximate location wasn't already known, it made locating the signal a bit tricky. So Breitling is introducing an upgraded version of the watch—the Emergency II —that adds the ability to send a distress signal to satellites circling overhead, so no matter where on Earth you're lost, you can be found.

The Emergency II still broadcasts a 121.5 MHz analog signal, but that alternates with the new 406 MHz digital signal which can be tracked by the five COSPAS-SARSAT search and rescue satellites. To ensure the signal isn't accidentally triggered, the user has to pull out a set of long antennas on either side of the watch, and the breitling-emergency-121.5-mhz-rid-0.html. breitling superocean heritage 44 review emergency signals will alternately broadcast for up to 24 hours with the Emergency II's built-in rechargeable battery.

Made from titanium so that it's all but guaranteed to survive whatever emergency situation you find yourself in, the Emergency II will cost you just under £13,000. An expensive investment, for sure, but one you'll be glad you made if and when it saves your life one day. [ Breitling via Watches by SJX ]

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breitling navitimer heritage Breitling Chronometre Emergency E76321 Co-Pilot Module Chronograph Titanium Sale Regular price $6,700.00 Default Title - $6,700.00 SGD Quantity Add to Cart Breitling Chronometre Emergency with Co-Pilot module Ref: E76321 Co-Pilot titanium module ref: E80172 Serial: 1XXXXXX Year: 2002-2012 Dial: Breitling signed blue dial with analog design with two digital readouts, controlled by the stem crown. Luminous arabic markers and hands Movement: SuperQuartz Breitling 76 Functions: time, chronograph, 4 year calendar, countdown timer, dual time zone, alarm Emergency feature: built-in-micro-transmitter broadcasts on the 121.5 MHz aircraft emergency frequency Crystal: sapphire Bezel type: bi-directional titanium compass bezel Case: titanium Case diameter: 43mm (excludes crown) Lug to lug: 51mm Case thickness: 15.7mm Lug width: 22mm Crown: Breitling signed push crown Emergency crown: screw-lock crown Caseback: Breitling signed caseback Bracelet: Breitling titanium bracelet with Co-Pilot Module and Breitling signed deployant clasp Box & papers: Breitling service box and service papers dated 4 May 2017 Warranty: Complete overhaul service done for both the watch and the Co-Pilot module by Breitling Singapore. Breitling 1 year international warranty from 4 May 2017 Remarks:  This is the newer model with Chronometre and SuperQuartz which is highly accurate, and luminous hands/markers, which said features are absent in the older model SKU:

The Breitling Emergency was originally design for pilots and aircrews. It is a watch with a built-in micro-transmitter broadcasting on the 121.5 MHz aircraft emergency frequency and is designed to complement the distress signalling equipment of any aircraft. Following a crash the 'Emergency' will broadcast a signal on which rescuers can home in.

The transmitter is activated (for 48 hours) by unscrewing a protective cap and pulling the antenna out fully. Over flat terrain or calm seas, the transmitter signal has a range of about 160Km (assuming the search aircraft is flying at an altitude of 6000m).

- taken from http://www.breitlingsource.com/watch_details/Professional_35.html

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Breitling E56321 Emergency Orange Dial (15742)

15742 Breitling Emergency, Reference: E56321, Titanium on a Titanium Bracelet, SuperQuartz Movement, Built-in Distress Transmitter Broadcasting on 121.5 MHz (average range of its signal reaches 90 nautical miles for a search plane flying at 20,000 feet. In optimal conditions it can easily reach more than 200 nautical miles), Orange Coral Dial with Luminous Hands and Arabic Numerals, LCD Digital Display, Alarm, 2nd Timezone, Countdown Timer, Chronograph, Full Calendar, Diameter: 42 mm, Thickness: 16 mm, Sapphire Crystal, Water Resistant, Like New with Original Box and Papers.

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