IWC IW3233-10 description
For the fifth time, a limited special edition watch has been created for the benefit of the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation. This underscores IWC Schaffhausen’s commitment to disadvantaged children all over the world. In its characteristic shade of blue, the Ingenieur Automatic from the IWC Vintage Collection represents a beacon of hope for a better future.
The Ingenieur Automatic Edition Laureus Sport For Good Foundation does more than merely show the correct time. It does good by opening up opportunities for a better life to socially underprivileged children and by helping young people to help themselves. 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. 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 sportinspired range of watches.
The Ingenieur Automatic Edition Laureus Sport For Good Foundation in stainless steel with a dial in an unmistakable shade of blue is limited to 1,000 watches. 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 eightyear-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.