IWC Schaffhausen releases the Pilot’s Watch Automatic Edition “Laureus Sport for Good”, a new special edition timepiece the Swiss watchmaker has created to support the work of Laureus Sport for Good.
For the first time, a hard and scratch-resistant blue ceramic case complements the dial in the trademark Laureus blue. On the case back, there is an engraving of the winning entry from the drawing competition that IWC organizes each year across all the programmes of Laureus Sport for Good worldwide.
The Pilot’s Watch Automatic Edition “Laureus Sport for Good” (Ref. IW328101) is the 15th Laureus special edition and one that comes with an exclusive first.
In addition to the dial in the trademark Laureus blue, a blue ceramic case has been used for the first time. The dark blue hue of the ceramic is the result of a complex manufacturing process that sees powdered zirconium oxide mixed with other metallic oxides before being shaped and sintered in a furnace.
On the blue dial designed to mimic a cockpit instrument, the time can be read at a glance, something that’s even easy to do at night thanks to the model’s luminescent coating. A precise rate is ensured by the IWC-manufactured 32111 calibre movement and thanks to an improved barrel construction, the mainspring can hold an impressive power reserve of five days, while a soft iron inner cage effectively shields the movement from the effects of magnetic fields.
As is the long-standing tradition with the Laureus special editions, the back of the case features a special highlight: The titanium case back is engraved with the winning design from the drawing competition that IWC organises every year within all the programmes supported by Laureus Sport for Good. It was created by 12-year-old Melissa Mejía Castilla from Colombia and is entitled “Vivir en Armonía” (Living in Peace).
Limited to 750 pieces, this sporty pilot’s watch is fitted with a blue rubber strap with textile inlay.
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