First, it’s a Breitling: a very cool-looking and rugged timepiece of jewelry quality. Its quartz timekeeping brain is powered separately from a rechargeable battery to power its internal PLB. Transmitting on both 121.5 MHz at 30 mW for close-in final-position fixes and at 406 MHz at 3.5 watts for satellite-location communication, the PLB can keep transmitting for 18 hours down to -20 degrees Fahrenheit. Unique because: Well, because it can save your carcass if you are lost at sea — or anywhere else on the globe — via Cospas-Sarsat emergency communications and rescue.
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