New radar system for the Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park
With the funds raised in their first online auction in partnership with UNESCO and the International Herald Tribune, Jaeger-LeCoultre has seen its first project on the Tubbataha Reefs World Heritage site become a reality. In 2009, the timepiece put up for auction was a Master Compressor Extreme W-Alarm "Tides of Time", a model that is dedicated to the partnership with UNESCO and the International Herald Tribune. Prototype number 1 sold for a final figure of £13,540. The funds raised were donated in full to the Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park, which lies off the coast of the Philippines and has been on UNESCO's World Heritage Site list since 1993. "The new radar system provided by Jaeger-LeCoultre has helped us extend our capacity to monitor the presence of unauthorized boats in our waters by a factor of 5. This is resulting in a much greater capacity to discourage illegal activities within the site and in a much more effective allocation of our limited resources. Thank you once again to the management of Jaeger-LeCoultre for enabling us to intensify enforcement in the Tubbataha Reefs. Your support is an encouragement and inspiration for us to continue to be vigilant.” Angelique Songco, Park Manager In 2010, Jaeger-LeCoultre is continuing its efforts and has offered an exclusive timepiece for its second online auction to benefit "Tides of Time". The auction closed with a bid of £12,600, which was donated in full to the Sundarbans National Park in India, which has been on UNESCO's World Heritage Site list since 1987. You can learn about the marine sites supported under the “Tides of Time” partnership whenever you want - listen to interviews with Jérôme Lambert, CEO of Jaeger-LeCoultre and discover or rediscover the videos on jaegerlecoultreclub, the Official Jaeger-LeCoultre Channel on YouTube.