THE SEA RESCUERS

After one year of development and following the recommendations of the specifications of the Sea rescuers, we are delighted to present our partnership, which today becomes reality through the creation of a Compressor watch.The Compressor case is equipped with 2 screw-down crowns integrated in the body to ensure it is water-proof and to provide maximum durability. The 4H winding mechanism means the watch can be regulated while the 2H crown activates the internal rotating bezel.

Waterproof to 200 metres, with ETA 2824-2 automatic Swiss movement, a domed sapphire glass and reinforced spring bars, this useful watch is both technically sophisticated and elegant.

This watch in the SNSM colours comes in 2 dial versions, distinguished by fine touches of orange for optimum readability.

A PURCHASE IN SOLIDARITY

  • This is part of a Limited Edition of 300 (all versions included), and is available for €1650.
  • For each watch sold, MER-AIR-TERRE has agreed to donate a 10% to the Sea Rescuers association.
  • This Special Edition will go on sale on May 22nd, 2019, at 12 noon. You will be able to personalise your watch with your first and last names or with text of your choice, up to 16 characters in length.
  • Also, and in order to thank them for their solidarity and or the contributions they make on a daily basis, MER-AIR-TERRE is pleased to offer a preferential price to volunteer members of the SNSM as well as to donors presenting their 2019 membership donor card.
  • Delivery in December 2019.
  • Possibility of payment by instalment.

THE COMPRESSOR WATCH

SPECIAL EDITION SEA RESCUERS - FRENCH-MADE AUTOMATIC WATCH

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With a diameter of 42.5mm, this aquatic watch is equipped with a rubber strap with a buckle, as well as a leather strap. The two are easy to swap using the tool provided.

Its highly-resistant case is made of recycled navy-blue leather and bears the emblem of the SNSM, and you can take it with you wherever you go.

FOUR OPERATIONAL ACTIVITIES

SAVING LIVES AT SEA AND ON SHORE

PROVIDING RESCUE TRAINING

RAISING AWARENESS OF AND PREVENTING RISKS

TAKING PART IN CIVILIAN SAFETY OPERATIONS

SEA RESCUERS - OVER 150 YEARS OF HISTORY

The SNSM (the Société Nationale de Sauvetage en Mer - the National Company of Sea Rescuers) is a non-profit association under the French law of 1901, created in 1967 through the merger of the Société Centrale de Sauvetage des Naufragés (SCSN - the Central Company for Sea Rescue), founded by Admiral Rigault de Genouilly in 1865, and the Société des Hospitaliers Sauveteurs Bretons (HSB - the Society of Sea Rescuers of Brittany), created by Henri Nadault de Buffon in 1873, two century-old associations born of an age-old maritime tradition: that of volunteers rescuing people at sea, free of charge. The SNSM was recognized to be of public utility by the decree of April 30th, 1970.

IN 2018, LIFEBOATS AND LIFEGUARDS AIDED 30,000 PEOPLE, INCLUDING MORE THAN 9,000 AT SEA.

In 2017, for its fiftieth anniversary, the government decreed sea rescue to be a "Great national cause" and instituted the first National Sea Rescuer Day. The objective of the SNSM is to rescue anyone in danger at sea and on the coast, in Metropolitan France and the Overseas Territories (Reunion, the Antilles, New-Caledonia, Mayotte, Saint-Pierre and Miquelon and French Guiana). It is the only institution to have both the skills and qualifications needed to intervene on the beaches and offshore.

It draws upon 8,000 volunteers dedicated to rescue at sea. In 2018, lifeboats and lifeguards aided 30,000 people, including more than 9,000 at sea.

The national sea rescuers association is 80% financed by private donations, and its main purpose is rescuing people at sea. It draws upon the services of 8,000 volunteers for sea rescue operations and operates from 214 rescue stations throughout France (Metropolitan and overseas) and from 32 training and intervention centres.

KEY FIGURES 2018

Rescue stations in France and overseas

214 including 187 permanent stations

Training and intervention centres (CFI)

32

Rescue operations

6 971

People rescued

9 243

Main watercrafts, excluding personal

450

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