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.

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