The Swiss luxury watch maker, Jaeger-LeCoultre is launching its second online auction to benefit the UNESCO World Heritage Centre. Known as the Tides of Time campaign, the auction runs from March 18th to the 24th, and all proceeds will benefit India’s Sundarbans site, one of the largest remaining areas of mangroves in the world.
This year, up for auction is a one of a kind vintage 1958 Jaeger-LeCoultre Geophysic Chronometer Model E168. As many may know, this watch was tested by professional climber, Stephane Schaffter and his team during a recent expedition to the Himalayas. The back of this remarkable timepiece is engraved with “Geophysic Expedition; Mt Antoine LeCoultre, 6589m, Himalayas, October 22, 2009,” and is fitted with the same ostrich leather strap that was used by the climbers. A second new strap also accompanies this piece of history.
Jaeger-LeCoultre has a long standing partnership with the UNESCO World Heritage Centre and its quest to help defend and protect marine sites that need immediate rescue.