2013 IWC Laureus Sport for Good Foundation precision-focused nautical instrument

Laureus blue is a colour which has come to signify hope in a better future for disadvantaged children all over the world. It is no surprise the Swiss manufacturer IWC Schaffhausen decided to choose it for its seventh limited special edition watch in aid of the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation.

“As a successful global business in the luxury goods sector, it is second nature to us to accept our social responsibility and support people who have to overcome the most difficult circumstances in life,” explained IWC CEO Georges Kern. The motivation for the Schaffhausen manufacturer’s social commitment is clear: “The Laureus Sport for Good Foundation is a cause dear to our hearts, because its sports projects open prospects for young people all over the world.”

This is the third time that a model in the Portuguese watch family has appeared in gleaming Laureus blue. The watch comes with the trusty IWC-manufactured 89361 calibre and is water-resistant to 6 bar. With its screw-in crown and crown protection, it is guaranteed not to leave its owner in the lurch, even when sailing on the high seas.

A particular highlight of the Portuguese Yacht Club Chronograph Edition “Laureus Sport for Good Foundation” is a poignant engraving on the back of the timepiece, based on a drawing by 12-year-old Hakkini Hasanga Sandumal De Silva, the winner of the global children’s drawing competition held annually by IWC Schaffhausen at the Laureus Foundation’s projects.

The dedicated work of the Laureus Foundation helps children worldwide who have fallen victim to poverty, homelessness, war, violence, discrimination, drug addiction, racism or HIV/Aids.