Tag Archives: breitling emergency watch

Breitling Emergency Watch Versus Breitling Emergency Mission Watch

Someone on Twitter asked me today what’s the difference between the Breitling Emergency and the Breitling Emergency Mission besides the obvious dial differences. Well in order to understand the difference you have to look at each watches technical specifications:

Calibers: The Breitling Emergency has a Breitling 76 Caliber and the Breitling Emergency Mission has a Breitling 73 Caliber

Movement: Both watches a have SuperQuartz(tm), thermocompenstated quartz electronic movement however, the Breitling Emergency has a 12/24 hour LCD digital display with EOL indicator and the Breitling Emergency Mission has fast time zone change capabilities

Chronograph: The Breitling Emergency has a 1/100th second, max 23 hours 59 minutes 59,999 second chronograph. The Breitling Emergency Mission has a 1/10th second, 60 minutes, 12 hour chronograph with split times

Calendar: The Breitling Emergency has a digital calendar with programmed day and date for 4 years. The Breitling Emergency Mission has a dial aperture calendar.

Case: The Breitling Emergency has a Titanium case but is also available in 18 K yellow or white gold. The Breitling Emergency Mission has a steel case.

Water Resistance: The Breitling Emergency has 3 bars of water resistance including a working transmitter while under water. The Breitling Emergency Mission has 330 feet of water resistance.

Bezel: Both Breitling watches have a bidirectional bezel but the Breitling Emergency has a compass scale bezel and the Breitling Emergency Mission has a countdown bezel.

Crown: Both watches have two gasket crowns but the Breitling Emergency has a non screw-locked crown with a integrated push piece and the Breitling Emergency Mission has a screw-locked crown.

And that’s the major differences between the Breitling Emergency Watch and the Breitling Emergency Mission Watch.

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.