While the original version that was released in 1995 transmitted on an analog frequency of 121 MHz, it was moved to a digital frequency of 406 MHz by the Cospas-Sarsat international satellite network. However, since the 121 MHz was available for air, land, and sea reception, Breitling decided to develop this new version of the Emergency in order to transit on the analog and digital networks.
Many avid boaters, hikers, pilots, and a wide range of other adventurers have made it known that the original version has been a lifesaver on more than one occasion. The bottom of the upgraded version has two crowns that can easily be unscrewed to reveal 2 microtransmitter activating antenna. These are capable of sending out distress signals every 50 seconds on the 406 MHz frequency while alternating alerts every 2.25 seconds over the analog homing and rescue frequency.
For more information on the Breitling collection or to view this beautiful timepiece, visit our showroom off Eagle Rd. or call us at 208.888.2799.