Between 1995 and 2010, Breitling sold 40,000 units of their unique Emergency replica watch, mostly to adventurers who might have need for the device’s one-time use 121.5 MHz frequency beacon antenna which could be activated to send a signal to search-and-rescue organizations. The replica watch of the Breitling Emergency was discontinued in 2010 despite having saved 20 people and amassing a perfect record of no false alarms.
After several years of development, the Emergency II replica watch was introduced at Baselworld in 2013 as a large 51mm model with rechargeable battery that was good for two months. The dual band replica watch was designed to handle the needs of professionals who had a need for a personal location beacon.
The Breitling Emergency replica watch was not only a necessary and reliable life-saving device but that making it available was in the public service. Many lawyers and meeting laters, the Breitling Emergency watch was finally approved for sale in the U.S.