The Tiger Silver Master- because time is running out for the four tigers on the train

In the searing heat of the North West Argentine summer four helpless tigers find themselves victims of a terrible set of circumstances. Locked up permanently in a disused train carriage, they live in a parasite infested waste.

In 2007 a travelling circus asked a local farmer to take care of its tigers, for a few months, but they were never to return. That farmer was now left with the responsibility to care for these animals but neither he nor the local vet had any experience with such animals. They did their best to keep the animals alive with food and water, but their living conditions are minimal and despite the men’s best intentions the animals are in a constant state of suffering.The tigers were never medically examined and live in a unhygienic environment with little space to move, completely open to the elements.

To rescue these tigers a unique, limited edition watch – the Tiger Silver Master – can be ordered now. Of each watch sold € 69,- will be donated to the rescue of the tigers.

 

Dirk Sijmons
Dirk Sijmons, owner of Symons & Panchenko

A word from the Designer

 “When we heard about the situation of these poor tigers on a train wagon and the efforts of the Wildlife Advocates Foundation, we felt that we wanted to help. That’s why we got in touch with them. Together we created not only the watch but also a way to financially contribute to get the tigers out of the train.”

Sijmons’ creations (also creator/founder Kyboe!) are sold worldwide in jewelry shops, trendy boutiques and high-end fashion stores (Saks Fifth Avenue and Lord & Taylor).

details of the watch - The Tiger Silver Master

Especially for this rescue mission all Tiger Silver masters are unique, with a unique number on each watch. Furthermore this edition will be limited to a maximum of 1000 watches sold.

  • Solid stainless steel
  • Sapphire coated non-reflective glass/lens
  • Luminous hands and accents on the dial
  • Miyota citizen quartz Japanese movement
  • Comfortable soft silicon anti-allergic strap with our famous SP touch of suede
  • Quick release strap
  • Diameter: 50 mm
  • Thickness 11,95

Each Tiger Silver Master will packed in a cardboard box. Each box contains the watch, a travel pouch and two straps, in the colors black and tiger brown.

* Shipment costs – within The Netherlands: free, within Europe € 10,- and other countries € 35,-.

details of this Special Offer

Of the first 200 Tiger Silver Masters sold an amount of € 69,- will be donated to the rescue of the train tigers. If the amount of 200 is exceeded, the amount of € 69 will increase even more. 

Pre-order

When 50 watches are sold, the first manufacture order of 200 will be given. From that moment on it will take about 2 months for Symons & Panchenko to receive the shipment. Once the watches have arrived, S&P will directly send the watches to ones that have bought them.

Price of the watch

The Tiger Silver Master is priced at € 169,- with VAT included but exclusive of shipping costs. Within The Netherlands shipping is free, within Europe it is € 15,-. Outside Europe the costs are € 35,-. 

More about the rescue of the train tigers

In the searing heat of the North West Argentine summer four helpless tigers find themselves victims of a terrible set of circumstances. Locked up permanently in a disused train carriage , they live in a parasite infested waste. A unique group of three international NGOs wants to rescue these tigers.

100,000 euro needed for the rescue

To rescue the four tigers from the train we need a total amount of € 100,000. This consists for more than 60% of transportation costs . 

  • Veterinary assistance in Argentina
  • Crate construction
  • Ground transport to the airport of Buenos Aires airport
  • Air transport costs to South Africa
  • Shipment from Johannesburg airport to the Ubuntu Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Construction enclosure at Ubuntu Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Permits
  • Veterinary assistance in South Africa

International cooperation

Three NGOs have decided to join forces to make this rescue possible. One NGO from The Netherlands, another one comes from France and the third NGO comes from South Africa. This unique cooperation is needed to get these tigers out of their misery.

Below you can find the three NGOs. If you click on the logo you’ll be linked to their websites.