The Breitling guardian
The Emergency I (Ref. E56321) was first introduced in 1995 as part of the Breitling Professional lineup and was intended to be a successor to the Breitling Aerospace with extended features. Its design exhibits classic elements of its predecessor, like the dial’s integrated digital LCD display.
However, the Emergency far surpasses the Breitling Aerospace when it comes to functionality; its emergency beacon system is a groundbreaking global sensation. In an emergency situation, an individual can be located from a distance of up to 100 miles. The Breitling Emergency l is, therefore, one of the most popular watches amongst aviators, explorers, and adventurers. According to Breitling, dozens of cases have been documented in which a Breitling Emergency played a decisive role in the rescue of persons from life-threatening situations. Today, this innovative watch is only available when buying used timepieces, so the micro-transmitter should always be inspected beforehand to ensure that it is functioning properly.
The SuperQuartz version (Ref. E76321) and the special edition Emergency Mission (Ref. A73321) represent interesting alternatives; the latter even evokes the look of classic chronographs. As long as the watch is properly maintained, the Emergency I is an affordable alternative to later models that charms watch enthusiasts with its vintage character.