YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE … WITH THE EMERGENCY BREITLING WATCH

. June 27, 2008

A James Bond style watch featuring a homing device gadget that ‘Q’ would be proud of will be auctioned by Fellows & Sons in Birmingham.

breitling-emergency-watch.jpgThe gentleman’s 18 carat gold Breitling Emergency SuperQuartz wrist watch has been valued at £4,000 to £6,000 for the auction on Monday 7 July, but retails for new at £24,410.

The Breitling Emergency watch was originally designed for pilots and aircrews but has also become a cult fashion piece. It is an instrument watch with a built-in microtransmitter broadcasting on the 121.5mHz aircraft emergency frequency.

Following a crash or forced landing, the watch can broadcast a signal for rescuers to home in on. The emergency transmitter is activated by unscrewing a protective cap and by pulling the antenna out fully. It will then broadcast for 48 hours with a range of 90 nautical miles.

Owners of this model face a severe cash penalty for inappropriate use of the emergency signal.

Stephen Whittaker, managing partner at Fellows & Sons, said: “I am expecting a resounding success with this magnificent gold watch. The retail value reflects the exclusivity of this inimitable piece and this second hand item is in excellent condition so represents fantastic value.

“I have no doubt that it will prove to be a very popular item and end up on the wrist of a James Bond enthusiast or even as a collector’s item.”

The watch will be featured in the 7 July auction at Fellows & Sons in Augusta Street, Hockley, which begins at 11am. www.fellows.co.uk

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