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Breguet supports Race for Water in ocean preservation
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Breguet supports Race for Water in ocean preservation

Friday, 04 May 2018
By The FHH Journal editors
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A pioneering ship will sail the world to promote new technologies for the transformation of plastic waste. This “odyssey” will continue until 2021, with 35 stopovers to raise awareness of the importance of ocean preservation.

Advance scientific research on marine ecological balance has been carried out by the Race for Water Foundation, which now teams up with Breguet to raise awareness of ocean preservation and plastic pollution. A pioneering vessel embarks on a journey with the goal of promoting innovative solutions capable of transforming plastic waste into energy resources, and accelerating clean energy transition. The Race for Water Odyssey will make around 35 stopovers all around the world and provide an opportunity for scientists and decision-makers to gather and share their learnings on the need to preserve water, humanity’s most precious resource. Breguet is committed to supporting this new Odyssey through its completion in 2021.

"Race for Water" ship © Breguet

“We are proud to have Breguet as our main partner in this unique expedition. This new Odyssey aims at giving hope to the world showing that solutions exist against plastic pollution”, explains Marco Simeoni, President of the Race for Water Foundation. “Moreover, we are sailing a clean renewable energy vessel powered by a mix of solar, hydrogen, and kite, illustrating that a 100 tonnes boat can circumnavigate the world without fossil fuel. The energy transition is today’s reality!”

Marine 5517 © Breguet
Marine 5517 © Breguet

In celebration of the partnership with Race for Water, Breguet creates a special edition of its Marine 5517 timepiece. It is set in a light titanium case with a custom blue dial that features the Race for Water vessel in a clous de March 2018 Paris motif. The Breguet Marine Special Edition will embark on an oceanic tour traveling in its natural environment on the wrists of Race for Water explorers and accompanying them in their mission.

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