IWC Schaffhausen releases a special edition watch for Laureus Sport for Good Foundation
March 20, 2013: Taking it social responsibility seriously, for the seventh consecutive year, IWC Schaffhausen demonstrates its commitment to philanthropy and skills in beautifully designed timepieces by releasing a limited special edition in aid of the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation.
This year the Swiss manufacturer recreates the Portuguese Yacht Club Chronograph, resplendent in the distinctive Laureus blue colour.
The new Portuguese Yacht Club Chronograph Edition “Laureus Sport for Good Foundation” combines sporting elegance with technical features. The watch comes with the 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. The chronograph’s combined hour and minute counter allows up to 12 hours of aggregate timing. As a result, the flyback function will return to zero at any time the chronograph is in use, ensuring timing can begin again immediately if halted. The flange for seconds and fractions of seconds allows this precision-focused nautical instrument to record cumulative time extremely accurately.
Bearing a classic design, the special Portuguese Yacht Club Chronograph Edition is available in a limited edition of 1,000 pieces. The signal-red stopwatch hand stands out perfectly from the blue dial. The stainless-steel case gives the watch that distinctive Laureus look. The special edition watch also has a poignant engraving on the back of the timepiece, based on a drawing by 12-year-old Hakkini Hasanga Sandumal De Silva. A part of the proceeds resulting from the sale of the watch go to help needy children all over the world.