Breitling Emergeny Watch – Rescue 911?

I stumbled upon an interesting post today on J.R. Dunn’s Jewelry Blog. The post discusses that Bear Grylls from Man VS. Wild wears a Breitling Emergency watch. The story goes into details about how the Breitling watch is a necessity if you are every in a life threatening situation.

So, exactly how can this Breitling watch save your life? Let’s take a closer look at the emergency feature of a Breitling Emergency Watch.

  • Designed for pilots and aircrews
  • Built in micro transmitter broadcasting on the 121.5 MHz aircraft emergency frequency
  • In case of an emergency the Breitling watch will send a signal that rescuers can detect
  • Complements an aircraft’s own distress signaling equipment
  • Activated by unscrewing a protective cap and pulling out an antenna
  • Broadcasts for 48 hours
  • Has a range of up to 100 miles on a flat terrain and 20,000 feet in the air
  • In 2009 the satellite transmitted signal will be picked up on the 406 MHz digital frequency including
  • GPS and aircraft
  • Flight Management Systems

But like JR says, don’t activate the Breitling Emergency watch’s transmitter unless you really are in a dangerous situation. There is a $10,000.000 fine if you are not in a life or death situation.

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