IWC for Laureus 2013 – Portuguese Yacht Club Chrono
Limited Edition 1000 pieces, price $15,100
For seven consecutive years now, IWC Schaffhausen has supported the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation by releasing a limited special edition watch. Always a fan of a “good watch for a great cause” (as I like to say it), I’ve featured each of IWC’s special Laureus edition watches for since 2009, which means that this year will be the fifth year that Perpetuelle has highlighted the noble cause of Laureus and IWC’s support of it.
Each year IWC selects a different model; this year, it is the Portuguese Yacht Club Chronograph. But the theme of the watch remains intact — dial in the signature “Laureus Blue” color and special caseback engraving which reflects the winning drawing of a child from the annual contest IWC and Laureus sponsor.
You can see all of my prior IWC Laureus coverage here — 2009 Portuguese, 2011 Ingenieur, 2012 Portofino — and yes even the special Platinum Spitfire which also issued in 2012 for a special event (it sold for 116,000 Euros). If you are wondering about 2010, well, there actually was no piece for 2010, though IWC was still involved and supported the Laureus Foundation.
This year’s caseback is based on the drawing by 12-year-old Hakkini Hasanga Sandumal De Silva of Sri Lanka
the drawing contest theme was “Time to move”
Continued commendations to IWC and Laureus for their efforts to support disadvantaged children throughout the world. They have touched millions in a positive way.
And again, my prior years coverage of IWC for Laureus: 2009 (Portuguese), 2011 (Ingenieur), 2012 (Portofino) and the 2012 platinum Spitfire which sold for 116,000 Euros