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Foundation - Live from the R4W - Stopovers 9 October 2020

Three days of Breguet events

The House of Breguet, which has been supporting Race for Water since March 2018, took advantage of the presence of the Foundation's catamaran in Japan to gather on board the clients of their four local boutiques (three in Tokyo and one in Osaka) and some Japanese media. A great opportunity to share with their privileged clients an exceptional moment on board the world's largest solar-powered boat and to testify to Breguet's commitment to the preservation of the oceans.

With temperature checks and compulsory masks, the Breguet guests were able to discover both the catamaran’s technology, which only uses clean energy (sun, wind and hydrogen), and the Foundation’s various actions: “As Tokyo is one of the boat’s last stopovers, most of our guests were already familiar with the project. However, it’s a completely different thing to experience it. The 532m2 of solar panels, the testimony of the crew, the plastic samples collected in several places around the world… What was just knowledge has become a very concrete reality,” says Edmond Boussemart, Brand Manager Breguet in Japan.

He continues: “Over the past centuries, the link between Breguet and the sea was very strong, because our brand manufactured reliable marine chronometers capable of calculating longitude at sea, and so helping to determine its position on the sea. And today, the ocean is suffering, so there is nothing that make more sense than the Breguet partnership to help them.”

Some of our guests also testify:

“As a company director, this event gave me the opportunity to reflect on the CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) actions that I carry out in my industry”.

“I was aware of the problem of micro-plastics in the ocean, but I never realised how much we were affected by this problem”.

“I came with my son. His generation will be the most affected by the degradation of nature. It was when he heard about the extent of this plastic pollution that he opened his eyes. As he plans to study in industry and the environmental sector, it was very instructive”.

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