News and Events April 1, 2003 admin
Industry News – Breitling Emergency Watch Aids in Rescue
Reuters reports that earlier this week, two British pilots, Squadron Ldr. Steve Brooks and Flight Lt. Hugh Quentin-Smith, crashed their helicopter in Antarctica and were rescued after activating their Breitling Emergency transmitter watches.
The two pilots were in their lifeboat when a Chilean Otter aircraft found them after homing-in on signals from their watches.
The Breitling Emergency watch contains a micro-transmitter, which is programmed to transmit on the international aviation distress frequency of 121.5 MHz.
Over flat terrain or calm seas, the transmitter’s signal has a range of about 160 kilometers (100 miles).
You just can’t buy positive publicity like this!