After Years Of FCC Red Tape, The Potentially Life-Saving Breitling Emergency II Watch Arrives In US
After Years Of FCC Red Tape, The Potentially Life-Saving Breitling Emergency II Watch Arrives In US - see Ariel's piece on it over at Forbes "On July 1st, 2015, Breitling was finally given approval to sell one of their most innovative products here in the United States after several years of effort with various official agencies..." then see our hands-on & read more about it here: http://www.ablogtowatch.com/breitling-emergency-ii-hands-on-truly-global-rescue-beacon-in-a-watch/
Breitling introduced its Breitling Emergency watch — the first wristwatch with a built-in emergency microtransmitter — in 1995. Since then, the watch has been worn and used by many professional pilots and has played a role in numerous search-and-rescue missions. At Baselworld 2013, Breitling introduced another world-first with its Emergency II, the first watch with a dual frequency locator beacon.
The @breitling Emergency (1995) was developed in collaboration with professional pilots to save lives. It came equipped with a micro-transmitter set to the international air distress frequency of 121.5 MHz. Once activated, the transmitter would repeatedly emit a 0.75-second impulse every 2.25 seconds. More @ http://www.watchtime.com/featured/5-milestone-breitling-watches-from-1915-to-today/ #breitling #watchtime #pilotswatch
Breitling rescue watch..your plane goes down in the middle of the Pacific, just pull the little antenna out (lower right) and it transmits a beacon at 121.5 MHz for communicating with search and rescue (SAR) services.