With its new wrist-worn instrument watch for pilots and aircrews, Breitiing brings the world of aviation a new piece of survival equipment that neatly complements existing systems. Incorporating a miniature transmitter, a single-use type to prevent abuses, the «Emergency» watch is designed to help rescuers locate with greater speed and accuracy the passengers and crew of an aircraft that has crashed, made a forced landing or been otherwise disabled. The «Ernergency’»s decisive advantages over other devices are that it is worn on the wrist and that its transmitter is permanently set to the 121.5 MHz emergency aviation frequency. Simply unfolding and deploying its antenna triggers a signal that can easily be detected by search planes and helicopters which can then home in on it and provide help more quickly and efficiently to survivors. Extensive field testing has confirmed that the «Emergency’»s radio signalling capability and range worked as well as expected, even in rough terrain and snow-covered areas. Under optimum conditions, it signal was detected as far as 400 kilometers away. Developed by Breitiing in collaboration, for radio transmitter technology, with a Groupe Dassault engineering team, the multifunction «Emergency» instrument watch is now undergoing certification and will shortly be entering service with professionals the world over. Its horological functions include an electronic chronograph calibrated to 1/1 00th of a second, an alarm and a countdown timer along with a second-timezone indicator. The «Emergency» will be sold with a testing device for checking at will that the emergency transmitter is in perfect working order without any interference to emergency frequencies.