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The Watch & Movement

Breitling Emergency reference E56121.1. This is a truly unique piece of kit! The Emergency model was originally designed for pilots and aircrews. It is a watch with a built-in micro-transmitter broadcasting on the 121.5 MHz aircraft emergency frequency and is designed to complement the distress signalling equipment of any aircraft. Following a crash, the ‘emergency’ will broadcast a single on which rescuers can home in. The transmitter is activated (for 48 hours) by unscrewing a protective cap and pulling the antenna out fully. Over flat terrain or calm sees, the transmitter signal has a range of 160km (assuming a search aircraft is flying at an altitude of 6000m).


Inside is the trusty quartz Breitling 56 caliber, with a a battery life of 2-4 years.



Case size is 43mm, with a lug to lug width of 50.8mm and thickness of 15.5mm. Lug width is 22mm.


What’s Included

This Breitling comes on a fantastic Delugs Rubber CTS strap and deployment clasp. Currently able to fit a 8.2 inch wrist, it can easily be cut down to size. Included is the warranty booklet and bits of service paperwork. No box included. Purchased new in 1998. 


Peace of Mind

All of the watches we source are rigorously inspected. Every watch is also checked against The Watch Register for lost/stolen goods for your peace of mind. A certificate from The Watch Register can be provided free of charge upon request.


Please do check our feedback across our selling platforms for added peace of mind and send us a message, we are always happy to help further and talk watches.


Many thanks for looking and we hope to hear from you soon.


Breitling Emergency Yellow

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