Emergency (Right) and Emergency Mission (Below). (Click images to enlarge)
Although introduced in 1999, the first Emergency watches were originally supplied only to pilots, until the technology became widely available to consumers in 2001. The recently introduced Emergency Mission represents a cosmetically redone version of the Emergency with more refined styling and a COSC-certified analog chronograph.If you, as the wearer, encounter trouble in a remote area, and nobody knows where you are, the watches won’t do you much good, because rescue workers have to know where to look for the signal in order to find you. If you inform people of your route and come up missing, however, there is an excellent chance you’ll be found with the help of these Breitling watches.Purchasers of either watch are required to sign a waiver that states they will only activate the microtransmitter in the event of a true emergency. A hefty fine will result if the transmitter is misused.