IWC Schaffhausen Ingenieur Automatic Edition Laureus Sport for Good Foundation, Reference IW323310

IWC Schaffhausen presents a new limited special edition watch for the benefit of the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation. In its characteristic shade of blue, the Ingenieur Automatic from the IWC Vintage Collection represents a beacon of hope for a better future.

Once again, the outstanding work of the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation was the inspiration for IWC Schaffhausen to select a model from the collection as an ambassador for a good cause. This is the fifth time that the Schaffhausen-based watch manufacturer has supported the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation with a special edition.

IWC Schaffhausen Ingenieur Automatic Edition Laureus Sport for Good Foundation, Reference IW323310

The Portuguese Chronograph Automatic in 2006 was followed in 2007 by the Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Automatic for the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation. The series continued with the Da Vinci Chronograph in 2008 and, in 2009/10, with the Portuguese Automatic. And now, in 2011, it is the turn of the Ingenieur Automatic from the IWC Vintage Collection to sustain this sport inspired range of watches.

The IWC Ingenieur Automatic Edition Laureus Sport For Good Foundation in stainless steel with a blue dial (reference IW323310) is limited to 1,000 watches.

IWC Schaffhausen Ingenieur Automatic Edition Laureus Sport for Good Foundation, Reference IW323310

In keeping with a revered tradition, IWC Schaffhausen once again organized a children’s drawing competition within the projects supported by the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation worldwide. The winning design is engraved on the back of the watch of the special edition.

This year, the jury chose the illustration by eight year-old Sohel Abrar Khan from Mumbai, who is part of the Laureus supported Magic Bus project. The young boy interpreted the theme of the competition, “Time for Unity”, with a picture showing seven young people who have gathered for a game of football.

The engraving is a reminder that a portion of the proceeds from sales is destined to help disadvantaged children in some of the world’s problem regions.

For its fifth watch destined to serve a good cause, the company selected a model from the IWC Vintage Collection. This classic-looking timepiece was inspired by the Ingenieur Automatic of 1955, whose revolutionary automatic movement created a sensation all those years ago.

The Ingenieur Automatic Edition Laureus Sport For Good Foundation watch houses the in-house IWC 80111 calibre with the Pellaton winding system and an integrated shock absorption system. Thanks to a screw-in crown, the robust timepiece is waterresistant to 12 bar and thus ideally equipped for the exacting demands of present-day life.

IWC Schaffhausen Ingenieur Automatic Edition Laureus Sport for Good Foundation, Reference IW323310

The image used for the back engraving of the Ingenieur Automatic Edition Laureus Sport For Good Foundation was inspired by Magic Bus.

Magic Bus, supported by the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation, provides an outdoor education for children living in poverty throughout India, including children from the Bombay Port Trust slum in Mumbai – one of the world’s poorest A watch that gives children fresh hope Ingenieur Automatic Edition Laureus Sport For Good Foundation communities and home to around 15,000 people.

An eight-year-old child from this community created the watch image when he entered an IWC drawing competition through Magic Bus. The image depicts his idea of how to create unity in the slums.