Breitling Unveils World's First Wristwatch With Dual Frequency Transmitter

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At the Baselworld watch expo that wrapped up yesterday in Switzerland, luxury timepiece brand Breitling unveiled a real-life James Bond gadget: the world’s first watch with a dual frequency locator beacon. Better yet, the stylish luxury timepiece does double duty as a high-tech search-and-rescue instrument. The Emergency II, with a steel case and yellow dial, is priced at $15,750 and is fully compliant with the Cospas-Sarsat international satellite alert system which serves to both issue alerts and guide search and rescue missions. Developed in conjunction with a major scientific institute specializing in aerospace, defense and industry, the Emergency II also features a revolutionary rechargeable battery and an integrated antenna system.

The watch was designed for use by discerning individuals in a number of high-performance fields around the world, including aviation, navigation, climbing, mountaineering, hiking, exploration and extreme sports. Should anyone wearing the watch get lost or need emergency assistance during one of his or her exploits, the Cospas-Sarsat system will quickly be able to locate them and arrange a rescue if necessary— be it on land, at sea or in the air. Meanwhile, Breitling unveiled some other new models in its special collection for Bentley, including the B06, B04 GMT and B05 Unitime— the first watches in this popular collection to be made using a movement manufactured in-house.

Jared Paul Stern

Jared Paul Stern has written for the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, the New York Times' T magazine, GQ, WWD, Vogue, New York magazine, Details, Hamptons magazine, Playboy, BlackBook, the New York Post, Bergdorf Goodman magazine and Luxist among others. The founding editor of the Page Six magazine, he has also served as a judge for everything from the International Best Dressed List to the Fo...(Read More)

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