This year’s IWC ‘Laureus Sport for Good’ edition takes the form of a 39mm Portofino Chronograph.
The ongoing annual series of charitable watches released by IWC in partnership with the Laureus Sport for Good organisation centres on a different model within the Schaffhausen brand’s collection every year.
Each edition uses Laureus’ signature shade of dark blue and features a caseback engraved with the winning design of a drawing competition open to the children in the Laureus programme. The design featured on this 16th Edition is the creation of Jatin Malhan, a 15-year-old goalkeeper fro Punjab, India.
Limited to 1,000 pieces, the IWC Portofino Chronograph 39 Edition “Laureus Sport for Good” features a 39mm stainless steel case and IWC’s automatic 4Hz Valjoux 7750-based chronograph Calibre 79350 – with a small seconds at the six o’clock position and 30-minute chronograph counter at the 12 o’clock.
The IWC Portofino Chronograph 39 Edition “Laureus Sport for Good” is available now via IWC, priced $230 IWC reasserts its support for the Laureus Sport for Good foundation unveiling the Portofino Chronograph 39 Edition “Laureus Sport for Good” ref. IW391408. Since 2000, the Laureus Sport for Good foundation has helped more than six million children and young people by supporting more than 250 sport programmes in over 50 countries to transform their lives and put an end to violence and discrimination. The foundation also organises the Laureus World Sports Awards to honour the greatest sportsmen, sportswomen and teams across all sports each year. The Nominees are selected by a panel of over 1300 representatives from the world of global sports media.
Limited to 1,000 pieces, this special edition – the 16th launched by IWC within this partnership – features the typical Laureus blue dial and a solid caseback engraving with the reproduction of the winning entry from the drawing competition that IWC organises every year within all Laureus programmes. The drawing depicts hands united together as equals, and was created by 15-year-old Jatin Malhan from India..