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Breitling Emergency II: The First Wristwatch Designed to Save Your Life

The world’s first wristwatch with a dual frequency locator beacon.

Geneva Seal Fine Jewelry & Timepieces in Chicago is proud to introduce the Breitling Emergency II — successor to the wildly popular Breitling Emergency, and the first-ever watch with a dual-frequency locator beacon.

The watch’s planned U.S. retail release has been stalled for nearly two years awaiting approval from the FCC - until now.

Pilots, sailors, and other adventurers who have patiently waited for the chance to purchase the Emergency II received good news on June 23rd when Breitling announced that the government red tape had finally been cut: the company received its necessary FCC waiver, and the Breitling Emergency II would finally be available at retail on July 1. Here’s what you need to know about this world’s-first timepiece:

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The Emergency is a high-tech gem equipped with a dual frequency transmitter compliant with the specifications of the Cospas-Sarsat international satellite alert system and serving both to issue alerts and to guide search and rescue missions.

Developed in conjunction with major scientific institutes, the Emergency is distinguished by numerous microelectronic and microtechnical innovations, including a revolutionary rechargeable battery, a miniaturized dual frequency transmitter and an unprecedented integrated antenna system – three features specifically developed for this model.

As the first ever wristworn dual frequency PLB, it establishes itself as a safety and survival instrument in all distress situations on land, at sea and in the air.

Lord Stanley Is En Route to Chicago: X-Rayed at Airport

Tonight, Geneva Seal Fine Jewelry & Timepieces in Chicago will be cheering for our favorite boys, The Chicago Blackhawks! The excitement this team has spread around our city is contagious, even the rainy summer days can't bring us down... It's on Tampa Bay. It's ON.

If the Chicago Blackhawks win the Stanley Cup on home ice, it will be the first time since 1938! But first, even the Lord has to pass through airport security. As posted on Twitter by Philip Pritchard — the Stanley Cup's guardian —  hockey's ultimate prize went through the X-ray machine just before taking flight to Chicago.

The Stanley Cup goes through the X-ray process before taking flight to Chicago.

The Stanley Cup goes through the X-ray process before taking flight to Chicago.

Alex Kats (Geneva Seal), Blackhawks players; Niklas Hjalmarsson (4) Joakim Nordstrom (42)

Alex Kats (Geneva Seal), Blackhawks players; Niklas Hjalmarsson (4) Joakim Nordstrom (42)