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IWS Da Vinci Chronograph Edition “Laureus Sport for Good Foundation” 2017

Marina Milojević | 03.07.17 | 06:10 PM

Same as every year, the house of IWC Schaffhausen introduces a limited edition Da Vinci Chronograph dedicated to the “Laureus Sport for Good Foundation.” As always, the proceeds from the sale of this exclusive timepiece are used to help disadvantaged children and young people. One of the hallmarks of all Laureus special editions is a special engraving on the back of the watch, rendered by the winning entry in the global children’s drawing competition. The motto this year was “Time Well Spent”, and the jury choose a drawing by 12-year-old Hou Ye from Shanghai. Despite a mental handicap and limited motor abilities, Hou Ye is a passionate participant in the Special Olympics East Asia, so he pictured himself on skis, laughing happily, as he sets his own personal best time.

IWS Da Vinci Chronograph Edition “Laureus Sport for Good Foundation” 2017

The Da Vinci Chronograph Edition “Laureus Sport for Good Foundation” for 2017 is crafted from stainless steel and it boasts a diameter of 42 millimeters. The case is paired with a beautiful blue dial that shows passed minutes and hours on a separate counter, so that the stopped times can be read off as if on an analogue watch. The timepiece has a central chronograph hand to show seconds, and a rectangular date indicator at the 6 o’clock position.

IWS Da Vinci Chronograph Edition “Laureus Sport for Good Foundation” 2017

The watch is powered by the IWC-manufactured Calibre 89361, which is an automatic movement beating at a frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour. The movement is mounted on 38 jewels and equipped with a 68-hour power reserve. Water-resistant to 3 bar.

IWS Da Vinci Chronograph Edition “Laureus Sport for Good Foundation” 2017

The Da Vinci Chronograph Edition “Laureus Sport for Good Foundation,” reference number IW393402), is available in a limited edition of 1,500 watches. This exclusive model retails at 13,700 euros, and is available for preorder from the IWC’s website.

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