Thanks to its built-in miniaturized transmitter operating on the 121.5 MHz aviation distress frequency, the Emergency by Breitling is universally appreciated by aviation professionals. Introduced in 2002, the Emergency Mission is loaded with many functions which assist pilots during flying.
Featuring a design more similar to that of a traditional chronograph, this model is intended to be a more “civilian” version than the original model: polished steel is used rather than titanium and an analogue display replaces the digital indications. Nonetheless, beneath this apparently “tamer” appearance, the Mission chronograph remains an impressively efficient instrument and the performances of its transmitter are equivalent to those of the distress beacons that are mandatory aircraft equipment.
Breitling Super Quartz Caliber 73, thermo compensated electronic quartz movement, chronometer-certified
Hours, minutes, seconds, date, 1/10th of a second chronograph (fly-back hand)
Steel, diameter 45 mm
Bidirectional rotating bezel
Sapphire crystal, glare proofed both sides
Water-resistant to 10 bars /100 meters (330 ft)
60-minute totalizer and 12-hour totalizer, calendar
Steel Fighter bracelet or Diver Pro type rubber strap
Available on leather, sharkskin or crocodile leather strap