Strap material: Titanium
Just back from a full ( and expensive ) service from Breitling on Regents St a Breitling Emergency Superquartz Titatnium in Mint Condition and supplied with the Service receipt , the Breitling travel inner and outer box and our own 12 month warranty and certificate of authenticity.
The Breitling Emergency is a unique watch and as the case is of titanium it feels light on the wrist. This watch will fit up to a 7.5 inch wrist but if you like your watches “loose” you may want to buy another link which are available.
The Breitling Emergency is a must have piece of kit for anyone who travels a lot especially off the beaten track. This is the twin antenna model which gives the emergency beacon a much greater range and is a must have watch for most pilots.
It is a little known fact Ernest Schneider, took the reins at Breitling in 1979 at a time when it was in extreme financial difficulty ( along with many other watch brands ) but buy introducing a new range of fantastic models he helped to manage the firm into profitability.
As it happens Ernest had been a officer in Swiss Army signal corps during World War II . He was also a keen engineer and pilot with a interest in electronics. Coincidently during his army period he became involved with N.A.T.O. and it was at one conference ( discussing the high cost of emergency beacons being triggered setting of emergency searches ) .
These false alarms were costing a lot of money ( Imagine a emergency search and rescue operation being triggered by a pilot ) . This planted the idea in his mind to try and design a personal transmitter which had the added advantage of being portable and therefore available at all times the watch was being worn or just being to hand.
The development took a decade of work with Dassault Electronique of France ( where the transmitter is still made ) . The most difficult part being not how the transmitter would work ( it actually transmits to a satellite system ) but how it could be miniaturised , made reliable and draw minimal power to allow it to transmit for extended periods of time. According to the Breitling Emergency manual the watch transmits at a AM frequency of 121.5MHz for 0.75 seconds every 2.25 seconds , it then transmits the morse letter B ( dash dot dot dot ) every 60 seconds.
Whilst having numerous functions the watch is simple to use and manuals are available online at Breitling Source.
This watch is available for viewing in central London and we can dispatch worldwide. As with all of our watches , we are happy to consider a part exchange on this house.
If you have any watch to sell please go to our valuation page.
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