Since 2006, IWC has supported the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation with a recurring annual release of a special limited-edition timepiece to benefit the good work the group does around the world. The latest release, the Pilot’s Watch Automatic Edition “Laureus Sport for Good” ref. IW328101, is the 15th special edition that the Schaffhausen-based watch manufacturer has created. Since 2000, the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation has helped change the lives of more than six million children and young people through its support of more than 250 programs in over 50 countries that use the power of sport to transform lives.
The 41mm IWC Laureus Special Edition for 2021, limited to 750 pieces, features a dial in the trademark Laureus blue with a scratch-resistant blue ceramic case that is being offered for the very first time. The dial is highly legible thanks to the white Arabic numerals and chunky white hands. The red-tipped second hand makes it easy to identify the seconds as they pass. Thanks to the luminescent coating, this is also possible even at night.
Accuracy is assured with the IWC-manufactured 32111 caliber movement. With a date window at 3 o’clock, the functions also include hours, minutes, seconds, and date. The built-in soft iron inner cage helps shield the movement from the effects of magnetic fields. Turn the watch over and the titanium caseback reveals a special highlight and an IWC Laureus annual tradition, the winning design from the drawing competition that IWC organizes each year within all the programs supported by Laureus Sport for Good. This year’s design was created by 12-year-old Melissa Mejía Castilla from Colombia and is entitled “Vivir en Armonía” (Living in Peace).
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