Swiss luxury watchmaker IWC introduced the 14th model, Portugieser Hand-Wound Monopusher Edition "Laureus Sport for Good", designed in collaboration with Laureus Sport for Good.
IWC, which we often hear its name with its social responsibility projects as well as its quality and workmanship, has been working with 'Laureus Sport for Good' for a very long time. Before I introduce the fruit of this long-running partnership, I want to talk about the Laureus Sport for Good organization first.
Laureus Sport for Good, which has given its first award in 2000, was founded by Nelson Mandela. The foundation uses sport as a powerful and cost-effective tool to help children and young people overcome violence, discrimination, and disadvantages in their lives. Focusing on the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals, the foundation invests in programs that aim to achieve positive results for children and young people through six social focus areas (health and welfare, education, gender equality, employability, community creation that embraces ethnic, cultural and physical differences, peaceful society).
Laureus Sport for Good works with multiple partners to organize Laureus World Sports Awards and opens the doors of a new life to children and young people at the Laureus World Sports Academy by bringing them together with living sports legends.
The IWC Portugieser Hand-Wound Monopusher Edition "Laureus Sport for Good", which is the 14th timepiece designed exclusively in collaboration with the "Laureus Sport for Good" organization, is also the first mono-pusher chronograph offered by the brand in this partnership. The model comes with a 46mm diameter stainless steel case equipped with a pusher integrated winding crown, which operated the mono-pusher chronograph function. The sapphire crystal on the front is double anti-reflective coated while the solid case back of the 30m water-resistant case features the drawing of 15-year-old Yi Xin, the winner of the annual IWC drawing contest held among the participants of the Laureus project.
The Laureus supported project that Yi participated in, 'Special Olympics China', offers training in Olympic sports disciplines for mentally handicapped children and adults.
Portugieser Hand-Wound Monopusher Edition “Laureus Sport for Good” is powered by the manufacture hand-wound Caliber 59360 that provides an eight-day power reserve when fully wound.
The watch's characteristic Laureus blue dial is stylized with rhodium-plated hands. The small seconds sub-dial is located at 6 o'clock, while the power reserve indicator is at 9, and the date window is at 3 o'clock. The chronograph counter sub-dial rests at 12 o'clock.
IWC Portugieser Hand-Wound Monopusher Edition “Laureus Sport for Good”, which is limited to a span of 500 units only, comes on a Santoni leather strap.