Breakdown: Breitling Emergency 2

“WARNING: Use Only In Case of Real Emergency.” These words are engraved on the caseback of the new Breitling Emergency 2, and you’d better take heed. Pull out the antenna to impress your buddies at your backyard barbecue and two things will happen: (1) a helicopter will land on your patio, and (2) you’ll pay an unpleasant fine for setting off a false search and rescue mission.

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“WARNING: Use Only In Case of Real Emergency”. These words are engraved on the caseback of the new Breitling Emergency 2 ($15,000), and you’d better take heed. Pull out the antenna to impress your buddies at your backyard barbecue and two things will happen: (1) a helicopter will land on your patio, and (2) you’ll pay an unpleasant fine for setting off a false search and rescue mission.

We can’t think of another “tool” watch that lives up to that name so well. In fact, to call the Emergency 2 a watch is to only tell half the story; it is actually classified as a Personal Locator Beacon (PLB) that just happens to have a thermocompensated, chronometer-certifed SuperQuartz movement that tells the time within an accuracy range of 10 seconds per year. While the PLB transmits SOS signals to the land- and sea-based 121.5MHz frequency (that one’s been around for a while), it also adds a more powerful 406MHz transmitter that alerts the network of COSPAS-SARSAT satellites circling the earth of your location (that one hasn’t been around so long). In other words, Breitling’s got you covered.

It also costs $15,000 and is 51 millimeters in diameter. Not many weekend warriors will be strapping it on — this big Breitling is for the guy who climbs Denali as a way to wind down from a solo circumnavigation. While other watches make a lot of claims, this one can actually save your life. Case closed. We break it down for you above.

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