Every year for the past 15 years, counting on since 2006 we've seen IWC Schaffhausen release a special limited edition watch in support of the ”Laureus Sport For Good” foundation. A charity with a mission aimed at "using sports to transform the lives of children and young people and end violence, discrimination, and disadvantage." This year IWC has matched the blue dial with a blue ceramic case, for the first time ever in the form of the new IWC Pilot’s Watch ”Laureus Sport For Good”. The 41mm case is made of ceramic with a matte navy blue color. This colored ceramic is the result of a difficult process that involves mixing powdered zirconium oxide with other metallic oxides, which are then molded and sintered in a furnace.It also features a screw-down crown with a riveted circumference for a firm grip.While on the titanium case back we encounter an engraving of the winning artwork from the annual drawing contest hosted by “Laureus Sport for Good” in cooperation with IWC.This year’s winning entry title “Vivir en Armonia” (Living in Peace) was drawn by 12-year-old Melissa Mejia Castilla, from Colombia.All topped by a convex shaped sapphire crystal with an antireflective coating. This glass has been secured against displacement caused by drops in air pressure. Water-resistance on this timepiece can reach up to 100 meters (328 feet).Time is exhibited on a blue dial with white Arabic numerals, followed by small white minute index markers and slightly thicker markers for every 5-minute increment; except for the 12 o’clock position that features IWC’s iconic triangle with two dots. The upper-half of the dial includes the IWC branding, while the lower-half simply has been inscribed with “AUTOMATIC”. We need to recall that this very bare bones, highly legible watch was originally conceived for users engaged in high-stress combative situations. There is also a date aperture at the 3 o’clock position.The central sword-shaped white hands with a black-outline, the Arabic numerals and index markers have all been fitted with a luminescent coating, for an enhanced legibility. While the seconds-hands has been given a red-tip to stand out with a splash of dissonant color.
IWC Pilot’s Watch ”Laureus Sport For Good”
The IWC Pilot’s Watch ”Laureus Sport For Good” (Ref#: IW328101) is powered by the in-house self-winding mechanical movement, caliber 32111 with 21 jewels, 164 components, and 28,800 vph. This latest caliber is essentially an upgraded version of the 32110 movement, but with a longer power reserve. Power reserve on this timepiece can reach up to 120 hours, when fully wound.Mounted to the watch is a blue rubber strap with textile inlay, secured to the wrist by a pin buckle. This is a limited edition of only 750 manufactured pieces. For more up to date information visit the official IWC website here.
MSRP: $6,250.00 USD
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