The Basics

The Breitling Emergency with ‘Orbiter’ dial was made as a limited edition of 1999 pieces in titanium to commemorate the first non-stop balloon flight around the world, which was made in the Breitling-sponsored Orbiter 3. A white gold model was also available, however this was limited to just 20 pieces.

Brand: Breitling
Family: Professional
Reference: E56321 Orbiter
Name: Emergency Orbiter
Produced: 1995 – 2001
Limited: Yes, 1999 units

Below is a detailed look at Breitling’s model E56321 Orbiter from Professional watch family, including the price, case details and movement features.

Breitling Professional E56321 Orbiter

The Details

Breitling’s Emergency Orbiter (E56321 Orbiter) was originally released in 1995 – 2001. This watch features a quartz movement beating at a frequency of N/A (N/A Hz) to provide a 35040-hour power reserve when fully wound.

The Case

The titanium case measures 43mm in diameter and roughly 15.7mm thick, with 22mm lug width. The round case is paired with a black color dial with stick-shaped hands, and a arabic numerals hour markers and minute track, covered by a sapphire glass. Breitling’s Professional model E56321 Orbiter is water resistant up to 30 meters (98 ft). A solid caseback is over the back of the watch case.

Material: Titanium
Glass: Sapphire
Back: Solid
Shape: Round
Diameter: 43mm
Height: 15.7mm
Lug Width: 22mm
W/R: 30

Case Diameter

Case Thickness

Lug Width

Water Resistance

The Movement

The Professional E56321 Orbiter movement is a powered by caliber B56 made by Breitling. The 7-jewel quartz movement is 25.5mm in diameter. Its balance wheel oscillates at N/A semi-oscillations per hour or N/A Hz. This movement offers a 35040-hour power reserve.

Type: Quartz
Brand: Breitling
Caliber: B56
Base: N/A
Display: Analog/ Digital
Diameter: 25.5mm
Jewels: 7
Reserve: 35040 hours
Frequency: N/A
Time: Hours, Minutes, Seconds
Chronograph: Chronograph, Countdown, Rattrapante

The Price

How much does the Breitling’s Professional E56321 Orbiter cost? This watch was introduced in 1995 and has been in Breitling’s collection for around . This watch is a limited edition with just 1999 pieces released. As with most luxury watches, the price of depends on the availability and demand.

CURRENT PRICE: Not Available

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  • Brand: Breitling
  • Model: Emergency Orbiter
  • Reference Number: E56321 Orbiter
  • Limited: Yes, 1999 units

Case & Dial:

  • Material: Titanium
  • Glass: Sapphire
  • Back: Solid
  • Diameter: 43
  • Thickness: 15.7
  • Lug Width: 22
  • Dial Color: Black
  • Indexes: Arabic Numerals and Stick-shaped hands
  • Water Resistance: 30 meters


  • Winding: Quartz
  • Brand: Breitling
  • Caliber: B56
  • Display: Analog/ Digital
  • Diameter: 25.5mm
  • Jewels: 7
  • Power Reserve: 35040 hours
  • Frequency: N/A
  • Functions: Hours, Minutes, Seconds

About Breitling

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Breitling was founded in 1884. The brand counts among its earliest achievements the invention of the independent chronograph pushpiece in 1915 and the separation of the start/stop functions from that of resetting in 1923. The connection of Breitling with the world of aviation is said to have taken off in the early 1930’s, when the brand started creating onboard chronographs intended for … aircraft cockpits. With the introduction of the Navitimer in the first half of the 1950’s, Breitling had created what would prove to be one of the most iconic and everlasting pilots watch designs yet: the model hasn’t been out of production since. A variation of this model accompanied Scott Carpenter on his orbital flight aboard the Aurora 7 capsule in 1962. In the sixties, Breitling was part of the ‘Project 99’ consortium that was created with the aim of creating the first self-winding chronograph movement – the one that would become the caliber 11. Although the so-called ‘Quartz Crisis’ had hit Breitling hard, the brand would be one of the first to launch a completely new mechanical chronograph in the mid-eighties: the Chronomat. This watch would become another icon for Breitling and would serve as a catalyst for the industry as a whole. Besides the Navitimer and the Chronomat, the Emergency is arguably the third most emblematic model – featuring a never-before-seen transmitter system that couldn’t have been conceived by any other brand than Breitling. The 2009 introduction of the caliber 01 gave Breitling a in-house chronograph movement and it would serve as the base for a number of variations over the next few years. Breitling is the only company of this scale to submit 100% of its movements for COSC-certification, including the quartz calibers.

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