One of the best known Breitling models, Emergency, is released in three new versions with the so-called Night Mission liveries in black titanium. The model is known for its locator beacon that allows the wearer to be rescued if it is necessary. The watch itself is a superquartz chronograph with an analog-digital dial which is fitted in a large and sturdy housing. Even though the novel variants are part of the Night Mission subcategory that is meant to offer stealthy appearance with its glare-proofed casing, this is really not the case due to their colorfulness.
Yellow, Orange or Blue
It is really hard to talk about any stealth when new versions feature yellow and orange accents on a black dial and the matching straps. This is even less true for the third novelty that comes with a blue mother-of-pearl face and which has the attachment in the same shade as its dial. These features are more in accordance with the most prominent trait of the timekeeper that allows its wearer to be found.
Naturally, the wearer is located and saved with the use of the built-in technological feature and not based on its bright colors. The trait in question is dual frequency Personal Locator Beacon (PLB). Emergency (previously known as Emergency II at time of its release three years ago) is the only timepiece with this technology. The supported feature emits signals on two frequencies and allows the members of the rescue party to find and save the wearer of the watch. It is important to note that this feature is not to be used lightly, since a proper rescue mission is on its way once the signal is activated. This is why each owner of the watch needs to sign the appropriate documents that guarantee that he will be the one who pays the expenses of the rescue mission if there is no real need for it.
The newcomer from the Professional series is a large piece. Its case is 51 mm wide and 21.6 mm thick. Its construction includes a bi-directional rotating bezel with a windrose, a sapphire crystal, and a solid metal case-back. The watch is waterproof to 50 meters.
Inside the chunky housing there is a caliber Breitling 76. It is a thermo-compensated superquartz movement. It supports both analog and digital display (the latter of which is available in 12 and 24 hour formats). There is also a chronograph feature, a 2nd time zone, an alarm, and a calendar.
Breitling Professional Emergency Night Mission is paired with a rubber strap.