Breitling announces its partnership with Climate Impulse

Niederer Kraft Frey advised Climate Impulse on its partnership agreement with Breitling.

Breitling, the Swiss luxury watchmaker known for its pioneering spirit in aviation, is partnering with Climate Impulse, the latest endeavor of Swiss explorer and climate advocate Bertrand Piccard. This collaboration marks Breitling’s continued support for Piccard, a long-time brand ambassador, as he undertakes the groundbreaking Climate Impulse project: the first nonstop around-the-world, zero-emission flight, with a green hydrogen-powered airplane, estimated to last nine days and conceived to inspire climate action at large.

Bertrand Piccard, a serial explorer and pioneer of clean technologies, has a deep-rooted history with Breitling, having been supported by the brand during the Breitling Orbiter missions, three vanguard journeys that saw Piccard achieve the first nonstop round-the-world balloon flight in 1999.

Breitling has now become an Official Partner of Climate Impulse.

The Climate Impulse project aims to showcase the potential of hydrogen-powered flights as a sustainable alternative for future aviation and to revolutionise the heavy mobility sector. Beyond this, Climate Impulse wants to send a powerful message that modernising and decarbonising our world is possible.

The NKF team was led by Corporate/M&A and Technology partner Jacques Bonvin, working with associate Boris Catzeflis (Technology).