The Breitling “Emergency 2” watch, with its 18-hour dual frequency transmitter, had experienced a few delays but it is finally cleared for landing, in the USA. At a small press conference for watch enthusiasts at New York’s Intrepid Air and Space Museum, American astronaut Mark Kelly announced that the watch has finally been F.C.C. approved. Mr. Kelly, who was also announced as a new ambassador of the brand, spoke passionately about the watch which he famously wore during a space mission.
The function of the watch is to alert rescue personel should a catastrophic emergency arise. Examples of these extreme situations including boating, hiking, and aviation accidents occurring in remote locations. In the event of an emergency the antenna can be pulled out to send a signal to a low altitude satellite in space. The signal provides accurate and reliable distress data to the search and rescue agencies. After the rescue is completed the watch can be sent back to Breitling to be re-loaded and sent back to you free of charge.
The Breitling’s Emergency II watch is now available for purchase, priced between $15,825 and $18,745 depending on the model, with a special “Emergency Night Mission” edition in Breitling’s “blacksteel” case for $18,910 (pictured here).