Breitling Emergency II

Cigar Aficionado|November / December 2017

Breitling Emergency II

Fans of James Bond may recall Breitling’s role in 1965’s Thunderball. The ingenious Q outfitted the brand’s Top Time dive watch with a Geiger counter, so the spy could locate stolen atomic bombs.

Laurie Kahle

The prop sold at auction for $160,000, but you can buy a working Breitling watch at retail that offers its own real-life gadgetry worthy of 007. The Emergency II ($15,825 in steel with rubber strap) will transmit a radio call for wearers (secret agents or not) in distress.

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