30 Apr
Dual frequency transmitter could save your life in case of disaster

Breitling has always been the first watch of choice for explorers worldwide, even as the chronograph for American astronaut Scott Carpenter. So while it’s unarguably a luxury piece, the Swiss watchmaker doesn’t want you to forget that its instruments are for those living on the proverbial edge. In that mindframe they release the Emergency II chronograph — the world’s first wristwatch with a built-in personal locator beacon. The Emergency II’s dual frequency transmitter is compliant with the Cospas-Sarsat international satellite alert system, and not only alerts people that you’ve gone missing but also launches guide search and rescue missions on land, sea and air. So whether you’re a world class sailor or back country snowboarder, the Breitling Emergency II Chronograph could save your life in case of natural disaster — be that hurricane or avalanche. Featuring a rechargeable battery, a miniaturized dual frequency transmitter and integrated antenna system, the Emergency II’s chip can transmit frequencies at different power levels for over 24 hours, even in frigid temperatures (down to -20°C). Of course it’s still a Breitling, which means its Swiss precision includes a 1/100th second chronograph, alarm, timer, second timezone, multilingual calendar and end-of-battery-life indicator. The is available in three different dial color options (black, yellow, orange) in a 51 mm titanium case with satin-brushed bezel. You can wear your Breitling “Emergency II” Chronograph with either a matching titanium bracelet or the more simple rubber strap, as you choose.

via Watchprosite

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