On 17 Feb 2020, during the 20th anniversary celebrations of the Laureus World Sports Awards, IWC Schaffhausen visited a local Laureus-supported project in Berlin. The Swiss luxury watch manufacturer has been a partner of the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation since 2005, and its trip to the community project reaffirmed the brand’s commitment to the foundation’s work. IWC also presented its 14th Laureus special edition watch, the Portugieser Hand-Wound Monopusher Edition “Laureus Sport for Good”, in the course of the festivities.
During the celebrations, IWC also introduced its 14th Laureus special edition watch and welcomed Bryan Habana as new member of the Laureus World Sports Academy. This body now consists of 69 sporting legends from around the world, who voluntarily dedicate their time to the foundation and also select the Laureus World Sports Awards winners each year. Christoph Grainger-Herr, CEO of IWC, presented the South African former Rugby Union star with a Portugieser Hand-Wound Monopusher Edition “Laureus Sport for Good” (Ref. 515301).
Limited to just 500 watches, the Portugieser HandWound Monopusher Edition “Laureus Sport for Good” (Ref. IW515301) is the 14th Laureus special edition from IWC and the first Portugieser with a monopusher chronograph.
The timepiece is enclosed in a 46-millimetre stainless steel case, with a characteristic Laureus blue dial and rhodium-plated hands. The small seconds dial is at 6 o’clock and the power reserve display is at 9 o’clock. The watch is fitted with a black alligator leather strap by Santoni.
The IWC-manufactured hand-wound 59360 calibre has an eight-day power reserve. The monopusher chronograph can be started, stopped and reset with a single pushbutton that is integrated in the crown. The recorded time is displayed on the subdial at 12 o’clock.
Engraved on the back of the watch is the winning design from the annual IWC drawing competition for participants of Laureus projects. This year, the jury selected a drawing by 15-year old Yi Xin from China as the winning entry with a moving portrayal of friendship.
Yi is a participant in the “Special Olympics China” programme. This Laureus-supported project offers training in Olympic sports disciplines for children and adults with mental disabilities.
Model: Portugieser Hand-Wound Monopusher Edition “Laureus Sport For Good” Ref. IW515301
Limited to 500 watches
Minute and second stop
Power reserve display
IWC-manufactured calibre 59360
Frequency: 28,800 vph / 4 Hz
Power reserve: 192 h (8 days)
Case, dial and strap
Stainless steel case
Crystal: Sapphire, arched edge, anti-reflective coating on both sides
Water-resistant: 3 bar
Diameter: 46 mm
Height: 13.9 mm
Special back engraving
Blue dial, rhodium-plated hands and appliques
Black Santoni alligator leather strap