If we say that the decoration of modern timepieces as an accessory has become the most familiar thing to everyone, but as a professional field with strong functional requirements, watches are often not only limited to appearance Crafted. I believe everyone has been impressed by a very popular wilderness survival program on TV before. Veteran Belle in the program challenges various harsh living environments. At the same time, he is inseparable from the Breitling Emergency wrist worn on his wrist. Watches, today’s Watch House brings you a wonderful introduction to the new upgraded version of Emergency II in 2013.
In 1995, Breitling launched the first emergency help watch with a built-in miniature emergency help signal transmitter, which is fixed on the international aviation distress emergency call frequency of 121.5 MHz, which can guide rescuers to determine the pilot’s or passenger’s Call for help. Breitling’s emergency help watch is designed to be worn on the wrist for a long time. It has been worn and tested by the best aviation professionals and the world’s top flight performance teams throughout the year. It has proven its worth in countless search and rescue exercises and has become a safe and reliable pilot in the eyes of global pilots. Synonymous with and supplementing the standard configuration of aircraft on-board, global sales are up to 40,000. These outstanding instruments for locating and rescuing people at risk have saved many lives and caused strong repercussions and praise. Taking this as an opportunity, the Emergency II in 2013 ushered in more attention and expectations.
The Emergency II uses a titanium case with a large diameter of 51 mm. Compared with the 43 mm of the first generation, this time the design has greatly increased, which is also based on the functional requirements. In addition, the watch still offers three colors for consumers to choose.
In 2013, Breitling launched the new Emergency II watch (Emergency II), achieving an unprecedented technological feat. It is the world’s first dual-frequency personal positioning beacon (PLB) watch, equipped with Cospas-Sarsat global satellite search and rescue system special requirements The transmitter can simultaneously send distress signals and guide positioning and rescue.
Breitling’s emergency help watch II is a five-year research and development collaboration between Breitling and large scientific research institutions. It has attracted much attention for its many innovations in the field of microelectronics and microtechnology, including the design and development of this watch. With three configurations: a micro dual-frequency transmitter, a new built-in antenna system and a revolutionary rechargeable battery, it is a well-known high-tech flagship watch.
The watch uses a curved sapphire crystal with anti-glare treatment on both sides, which is waterproof to five atmospheres. At the same time, the bezel rotating in both directions has the function of indicating the orientation, which can be said to be an indispensable item in a survival watch.
According to the special requirements of the Cospas-Sarsat global satellite search and rescue system, the second-generation Breitling emergency help watch is equipped with a miniature transmitter that can send two different frequency signals for 24 hours. It can first send a digital alarm signal to the satellite at a frequency of 406 MHz with a duration of 0.44 seconds and an interval of 50 seconds; then it can send an analog signal that can guide positioning and rescue at a frequency of 121.5 MHz with a duration of 0.75 seconds and an interval of 2.25 seconds.
The Cospas-Sarsat Global Satellite Search and Rescue System uses a network of LEOSAR and GEOSAR satellites. The system also includes ground receiving stations and control and coordination centers. Its mission is to provide accurate and reliable distress signals and positioning data to assist search and rescue (SAR) agencies in rescuing people in distress. The Cospas-Sarsat Global Satellite Search and Rescue System has saved more than 26,000 lives since it began operations in 1985.
Rescue operations at sea, air and land consist of three steps: alerting, locating and rescue. Previously, 121.5 MHz analog frequencies were used for alerts and positioning. Until 2009, the Cospas-Sarsat global satellite search and rescue system decided to gradually stop receiving the 121.5 MHz frequency and use only a digital frequency of 406 MHz to trigger the alarm. This digital frequency is more secure, delivers more comprehensive information, and reduces the number of false alarms sent. Nonetheless, ground, maritime vessels and aerial vehicles can continue to receive the 121.5 MHz frequency, which is still the most effective and reliable system for locating distressed people. Therefore, the distress radio beacon should be a dual-frequency system to ensure accurate positioning.
The development of this dual-frequency transmitter specifically designed for Breitling’s emergency help watch II is an extremely important technical challenge, mainly because the transmitter must fit the size of the wrist, and the key is that it must be compact and compact. The structure is designed to transmit a brand new loop of two frequencies. Breitling co-developed this watch with a scientific research institute of aviation, defense and industry. The result was a record of miniaturization and reliability, setting a new benchmark with an impact far beyond the field of watchmaking.
The Breitling Emergency Call for Watch II has a very cleverly designed internal antenna system: two extensible antenna components are stored under the watch. This compact device can be manually extended from the other side of the case; the transmitter can use some parts The antenna or both antennas are used to achieve the alternate transmission of two frequency signals. The antenna length varies with the wavelength. The new antenna system developed by Breitling is an unprecedented technological breakthrough in the area of beacons for positioning.
The beacon design of the Breitling Emergency Distress Watch II also provides maximum convenience. The transmitter is automatically activated after the antenna is deployed. The wearer must first unscrew and pull out the main antenna protection cover on the right side of the case. If the antenna is pulled to a certain length, the main antenna protection cover will be detached automatically. At the same time, the protective cover of the second antenna component is automatically released, and then the second antenna can be deployed as above. The watch is engraved with explanatory text reminding you of all the steps. Once both antennas are deployed, simply placing the watch in a suitable location will ensure optimal transmission performance.
The bottom of the Emergency II is also very attractive. The engraving of glory represents the irreplaceable status of the watch itself.
The strap is equipped with a Diver Pro III deep diving rubber strap or a Professional titanium bracelet.
Energy supply is crucial in the development of Breitling’s emergency help watch II. The Cospas-Sarsat global satellite search and rescue system requires that the beacon can guarantee the continuous transmission of signals for 24 hours. In addition, the special characteristics of the dual-frequency transmitter must be considered. The power levels of its alternate operation are very different (the power at 121.5 MHz is 30 mW, The 406 MHz frequency is 3.2 watts, which is 100 times the former.) This feature requires a certain current consumption. Not to mention that all components must be fully built into small watches.
After a lot of research, the most ideal solution is to use a rechargeable battery that has greater power than ordinary batteries. However, there is no product that matches the second generation of Breitling’s emergency help watch. Therefore, Breitling has cooperated with a leading institution in this field to design a new rechargeable battery for this emergency watch. This is a high-tech pioneer product in the field of energy storage, which has promoted the development of this promising scientific research field. In order to ensure the reliable performance of the second-generation emergency watch, Breitling has also developed a charger tester that can periodically charge the battery and automatically check whether the transmitter is operating normally.
Breitling’s emergency help watch II is not only a personal survival tool, but also an electronic chronograph that provides professionals and adventure-loving people with many practical functions, including: 12/24 hours analog and digital display, timing accuracy 1/100 second, alarm, countdown, second time zone time display, multi-language calendar display and remaining battery power display. The watch is equipped with a Breitling SuperQuartzTM temperature-compensated super quartz movement that is 10 times more accurate than an ordinary quartz movement, and has the Swiss Official Astronomical Observatory (COSC) certification, which represents the highest benchmark for accuracy and reliability.
Summary: Breitling emergency help watch second generation is not only a personal survival tool, but also an electronic chronograph watch for professionals and adventure enthusiasts, including: 12/24 hours analog and digital display, timing Accuracy is 1/100 second, alarm, countdown, second time zone time display, multi-language calendar display and remaining battery power display. The watch is equipped with a Breitling SuperQuartzTM temperature-compensated super quartz movement that is 10 times more accurate than an ordinary quartz movement, and has the Swiss Official Astronomical Observatory (COSC) certification, which represents the highest benchmark for accuracy and reliability. So in general this can be called another miracle in the history of watchmaking!