Breguet started working with the Race for Water Foundation last year in support of advanced scientific research for ocean preservation and cleaning up plastic pollution.
The project centers around a ship called The Race for Water Odyssey, which is sailing around the world for four years.
On every stop, the ship provides an opportunity for scientists and decision-makers to gather and share their learnings on the need to preserve water, humanity’s most precious resource.
It also attracts supporters who lend their fame to raise awareness and money for the project.
“We are proud and pleased to be able to support Race for Water, a Swiss project making a significant international contribution into the marine research and demonstrating that concrete solutions exists for the preservation of the ocean worldwide,” says Marc A. Hayek, group CEO of Swatch Group brands Breguet, Blancpain and Jaquet Droz. “In the early 19th century, timekeeping played a pivotal role in maritime navigation. We are continuing that tradition by supporting an Odyssey of vital importance for our common future.”
The latest stop for The Odyssey was in Malibu, where Breguet and the Race for Water Foundation welcomed guests to the exclusive Little Beach House.
Breguet CEO Thierry Esslinger and US and Canada brand president Ahmad Shahriar hosted stars including Ashley Bell, Alexandra Paul, Jake Choi, Gilles Marini and Vin Chhibber.
They took the opportunity to introduce the 2019 models of Breguet’s Marine Collection of watches.