Swiss watchmaker IWC Schaffhausen (IWC) continued its partnership with the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation by presenting its 14th Laureus special edition watch, the Portugieser Hand-Wound Monopusher Edition â€œLaureus Sport for Goodâ€ (Ref. 515301).
Limited to just 500 pieces, the model is the first model in the Portugieser range with a monopusher chronograph. The watch features a stainless steel case and a dial in characteristic Laureus blue. The IWC manufactured hand-wound 59360 calibre has an eight-day power reserve. It is set to retail for USD16,600 (MYR68,881).
The chronograph can be started, stopped and reset with a single push-button integrated in the crown. Engraved on the back of the watch is the winning design from the annual IWC drawing competition for participants of Laureus projects.
This yearâ€™s contest, with the theme of â€œTime to Careâ€, was won by 15-year old Yi Xin, who is a participant of the â€œSpecial Olympics Chinaâ€ programme.
This yearâ€™s gala focused on Laureusâ€™s anniversary campaign, â€œSport Unites Usâ€. The award ceremony, recognised as the â€œOscars of Sportsâ€, not only honours the worldâ€™s best athletes but also shines a spotlight on the work of Laureus Sport for Good.
The proceeds of the sale of these special-edition watches go towards supporting more than 200 programs that aim to use sport to promote social change and put an end to violence, discrimination and disadvantage in 40 countries.