Being both a full-on watch and car nut, you can imagine my surprise when in season 22 of British motoring show Top Gear I saw an entire “challenge” featuring a Breitling Emergency II Replica watch. Sure, it is not unusual for watch enthusiasts to be car nuts as well – I have met countless watch nerds over the last few years who, after a bit of conversation, showed their car lover side as well. Top Gear is a motoring show that needs no introduction to any car fan in the world: viewed by around 350 million people every week in over 170 countries around the globe, it features “three middle-aged men mucking about,” driving in the latest and greatest sport cars, SUVs, luxury sedans, and, sometimes, in the worst machines the car industry has ever produced throughout its history.
Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson began the show with an explanation of the watch in his typical style: “I know this is a car show, but please bear with us, because I want to talk about this: this is one of those watches that’s worn by people who play golf and do business, and they are always banging on about these pins. They say, if they pull these pins out, the Cheap Breitling Replica will send their precise position to a team of professionals who will come and rescue them. If they are out climbing a mountain or rowing across an ocean – which they aren’t, because they are out playing golf and doing business – and something went wrong, then, thanks to their watch, they’d be OK.”
From here on, it is typical Top Gear mishaps. Richard, once dropped off by a helicopter on a mountain top, pulls those pins out, activating a distress signal that’s picked up by a low-Earth orbit satellite, which then forwarded his exact coordinates to a central command center. The team there scrambles the nearest, highly trained search & rescue unit… Or it would have done so, if not for the rest of the Top Gear team, Jeremy Clarkson and James May, to come to the rescue of their esteemed Top Gear colleague, driving two extremely powerful pick-up trucks from Ford and Chevrolet, respectively. The two are in London, as opposed to Breitling Replica UK Richard, who turns out to have been dropped off in Canada, specifically, Wolf Mountain, British Columbia.
By the end of the third day, it was covered in snow and ice and had already stopped sending rescue signals, and yet it was shown as one of the very few of Richard’s connections to civilization. The picture above is from a scene where he, on his last day there, is shouting in anger into the vast nothingness of the Canadian Rockies, threatening his Top Gear colleagues who chose a rather comfortable pace when coming to his rescue. The Breitling Replica Watches – still there, strapped to the tree – reminded me of the volleyball famously called “Wilson” in Tom Hanks’ Cast Away movie, where it was that item that became a partner and a link to the outer world – for the cast away Hanks.
In conclusion, while the brand and model name were not mentioned, perhaps because it would have been too expensive, or – and this is a more likely scenario – because Top Gear did not agree to that, as it would not have fit into their concept – Cheap Breitling Emergency II Replica found their way into a show that may be as powerful a vehicle for branded products as a James Bond or other major movie sponsorship; although, I doubt we will see a Top Gear edition of the Breitling Emergency II.