Classic: Breitling Emergency II

Classic: Breitling Emergency II
Fans of James Bond may recall Breitling’s role in 1965’s  Thunderball . The ingenious Q outfitted the brand’s Top Time dive watch with a Geiger counter, so the spy could locate stolen atomic bombs. The prop sold at auction for $160,000, but you can buy a working Breitling watch at retail that offers its own real-life gadgetry worthy of 007. The Emergency II ($15,825 in steel with rubber strap) will transmit a radio call for wearers (secret agents or not) in distress. Breitling spent years developing the followup to the original 1995 Emergency, which worked on the 121.5 MHz international air distress frequency. The next-generation Emergency II houses a dual personal …
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