has unveiled the Emergency II - the first wristwatch with a built-in personal locator beacon.
The Breitling Emergency II
is equipped with a dual frequency transmitter, making it a safety and survival instrument to be used in distress situations on land, at sea and in the air. The transmitter is compliant with the specifications of the Cospas-Sarsat international satellite alert system, which provides reliable distress alert and homing data, and allows search and rescue authorities to provide fast assistance to people in distress.
To activate the transmitter, the wearer must unscrew and pull out the cap on the main antenna, found on the right-hand side of the case. This action releases the cap of the second antenna. As soon as both antennae are deployed, the transmitter is activated. A reminder of these instructions is engraved on the case.
The Emergency II has a 51 mm titanium case, and is available in three dial colours: black, orange, or yellow. It has a satin-brushed bezel with a compass scale, and a sapphire crystal glare-proofed on both sides. Luminescent hands and numerals ensure the watch can be read in dark conditions. It comes with a rubber strap or titanium bracelet.
The electronic chronograph has an alarm, timer, second timezone function, multilingual calendar, and a battery end-of-life indication. It is powered by a thermocompensated SuperQuartz movement (10 times more accurate than standard quartz movement) and is chronometer-certified by the COSC.