A YEAR IN REVIEW
Swiss fine watchmaker Montres Breguet and Race for Water, a foundation to preserve water, held a conference in Lausanne, Switzerland. The two partners marked the first year of collaboration and talked about the innovative solutions that can be adopted before plastic waste enters the marine environment.
Breguet joined Race for Water as the main sponsor of “Odyssey 2017-2021” with a crucial mission for the oceans.
Breguet committed to support the Race for Water and to contribute to raising awareness among the decision-makers and general public, as well as educating the young generations.
The Race for Water vessel, powered by a mix of solar, hydrogen, and kite energies, has travelled with stopovers in several islands and coastal cities demonstrating that clean energy transition is a reality.
Plastic waste is the problem and the solution. The Race for Water scientific research proved that “plastic islands” do not exist. Micro particles of plastic drift in the ocean; while only 1% of the plastic remains at the surface. The Foundation is working towards offering solution for preserving the oceans from plastic pollution, a genuine environmental disaster on a planetary scale.
“The solution is on land”, explains Marco Simeoni, Founder and CEO of the Race for Water Foundation. “Combined action is essential in preventing plastic waste from reaching the waterways and the oceans through the development of sustainable social models and business models that inspire its collection. We have come up with a technology capable of transforming end-of-life plastics into energy. The sale of this energy will allow the community to pay the street collectors and encourage them to pick up end-of-life plastics”.
MARINE BY BREGUET, AN OUTSTANDING MARITIME COLLECTION
Marine by Breguet ticks to the rhythm of the ocean swell and the light currents of the trade winds: a combination of a timeless aesthetic and technical performance in Breguet’s time-honoured tradition.
This collection is firmly rooted in the fundamentals of Breguet’s heritage. Back in the late Eighteenth century, Abraham-Louis Breguet, determined the essentials in the art of fashioning timepieces: reliability and legibility. His many technical innovations, were designed to optimize chronometry and its applications.
In 1815, King Louis XVIII of France recognized the exceptional qualities of Abraham-Louis Breguet’s marine chronometers, appointing him Chronometer-maker to the French royal navy. The success of the royal expeditions was in part dependent on the reliability of his naval watches – both a great honour and a heavy responsibility. The links between the House of Breguet and the French navy are as tangible as they have always been.
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