This summer travel and adventure is high on the agenda for the discerning gent. Holidays abroad, adventure pursuits and even the rush hour commute can all pose unique risks to one’s life. If you’re the type of discerning gent whose travels and activities put you in danger of being stranded in remote localities then the new Breitling Emergency II is the timepiece for you.
It’s the first wristwatch with a built-in Personal Locator Beacon (PLB). Should you ever find yourself lost in foreign lands with no help in sight, the Emergency II comes equipped with a dual frequency transmitter compliant with the specifications of the Cospas-Sarsat international satellite alert system. As a safety and survival instrument in all distress situations on land, at sea and in the air, this watch will serve both to issue alerts and to guide search and rescue missions to find you.
All very handy right? But we’ve not yet talked about how good the watch looks too. As you’d expect from a timepiece by Breitling, the new watch has all the masculine style and panache to look good on the discerning gent’s wrist. With a 51mm titanium case and available in dials colours of Volcano black, Cobra yellow and Intrepid orange there is a choice to suit all tastes. The titanium bracelet option also means this timepiece works well with a casual weekend look too, on days when you’ve swapped ventures into the unknown for grocery shopping and debriefs with friends.
Breitling Emergency II RRP £12,000, available Nov 2013 from www.breitling.com