Breitling Emergency II

The wildly successful Breitling Emergency, the first-ever watch with a dual-frequency locator beacon, had its latest version release stalled to U.S markets after it was announced at Baselworld 2013. On June 23, 2015 at a press conference aboard the U.S.S Intrepid Air and Space Museum, pilot, astronaut, and Breitling brand ambassador Mark Kelly announced that Breitling finally overcame the hurdles necessary to allow the new Breitling Emergency II to land into the American market.


Breitling Emergency II
Breitling Emergency II

Personal Locator Beacon

The Personal Locator Beacon (PLB) is a unique feature to watches, and almost necessary for pilots and seamen. Operating on a frequency of 406 MHz (the same as the latest satellite-based ELTs), PLBs transmit distress signals to the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center on the Florida Panhandle through the international COSPAS-SARSAT satellite network

The original Breitling Emergency, was introduced in 1995, it was the first wristwatch with a built in emergency micro transmitter designed as a homing device for downed pilots.

According to, Breitling developed the Emergency II “in conjunction with major scientific institutes, and the watch includes three innovative new features…” including a new rechargeable battery, a miniaturized dual frequency transmitter and unprecedented integrated antenna system.

According to MSRP is between $15,000-$18900’s depending on the straps of your choice.


If you are not interested in paying the full retail price, you may find an original Breitling Emergency at a more affordable value at