Last winter, the Maxi Banque Populaire skippered by Loïck Peyron won the Trophée Jules Verne
for sailing around the world as a crew with no stopovers and no assistance.
To mark this record, the Swiss fine watchmaking company Corum presented 19 dedicated timepieces, which it gifted to each team member.
One watch was also given to the Banque Populaire as the ship owner, and Banque Populaire wished to donate this watch to a charitable organization sharing its values.
Thanks to the joint mobilization of Banque Populaire and Montres Corum, one of these watches will be auctioned on behalf of Mecenat Chirugie Cardiaque.
These watches were created on the basis of the Admiral’s CUP model in titanium, but they are entirely personalized in the colors of the trophy and the sailboat.
One of these watches will be part of the Artcurial collector’s watchmaking auction to be held on Tuesday July 24th
2012, at 6.30 pm in Monte Carlo (at the Hermitage Hotel).
Founded in 1955 in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland, Corum is recognized for the creativity of its production and for the excellence of its know-how. The House perpetuates the expertise and the traditional values of Swiss Fine Watchmaking, while propelling them towards the future and creating tomorrow’s watchmaking today. Under the impetus of Antonio Calce, Corum has made creativity, consistency and a long-term vision the guiding principles of its activity since 2005.
Antonio Calce, CEO and partner of Corum, said: “It is an honor to be able to associate the Corum brand with a project whose mission is to save lives. We are proud to be in a position to commit to this action of solidarity alongside the Banque Populaire, a partner that shares both our passion for sailing and our values. Together, we are going to give time and above all dreams to children around the world, via Mecenat Chirurgie Cardiaque”.
About Mécénat Chirurgie Cardiaque:
Mécénat Chirurgie Cardiaque enables children affected by cardiac malformations and from underprivileged countries to be operated on in France when this is impossible in their homeland due to a lack of technical or financial means. Offered accommodation by voluntary host families and operated on in 11 hospitals in France (Angers, Bordeaux, Lyon, Marseille, Nantes, Paris, Toulouse and Tours), almost 2,000 children have already been thus taken in hand since the Association was created in 1996.
To make donations or for further information
: +33 (0)1 49 24 02 02.