IWC Da Vinci Chronographe Edition “Laureus Sport for Good Foundation”
The Da Vinci Chronograph Edition “Laureus Sport for Good Foundation” is one of the highlights of the current Da Vinci collection. Every year, IWC Schaffhausen presents a limited special edition, part of the proceeds from which is used to help disadvantaged children and young people. On the back of the watch is a drawing by a Chinese boy, with which he won the global children’s drawing competition.
The Da Vinci Chronograph Edition “Laureus Sport for Good Foundation” (Ref. IW393402) has a blue dial and a diameter of 42 millimetres. Newly developed moving horns with curved lugs ensure that the black alligator leather strap by Santoni fits wrists perfectly. The stainless-steel chronograph shows elapsed minutes and hours on a subdial, so that the stopped times can be read off as if on an analogue watch. As usual, the timepiece has a central chronograph hand to show seconds.
The in-house 89361 chronograph calibre has a 68-hour power reserve and draws its energy via the automatic IWC double-pawl winding system, which has four pawls to transmit energy to the pawl wheel. The watch is water-resistant to 3 bar and has a flyback function: pressing the push-button stops, resets and restarts the chronograph instantaneously.
Timepieces for a good cause
Every year since 2006, IWC Schaffhausen has launched an exclusive special edition for the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation. Part of the proceeds from the sale of these timepieces goes directly to the Laureus Foundation and contributes to the funding of its projects. Like its predecessors, the 11th
in the series of IWC special editions is a symbol of hope for children and young people who are socially disadvantaged because they have mental or physical handicaps or live in difficult family cir cumstances.
“We want to give children and young people all over the world the best-possible start to self-determined lives,”
explains Georges Kern,
CEO of IWC Schaffhausen. “And here, sport can play an important role. In many cases, people with some form of mental impairment are particularly likely to be ostracized or neglected by society. In Laureus sports projects, they are respected and appreciated and learn how to surmount barriers. I’m proud that we can make some form of contribution.”
Drawing of laughing boy engraved on case back
One of the hallmarks of all Laureus special editions is an engraving on the case back. Traditionally, IWC Schaffhausen organizes an annual children’s drawing competition within all the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation projects worldwide. The motto this year was “Time Well Spent”,
and the jury singled out 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. His winning picture shows himself on skis, laughing happily as he sets his own personal best time.
The new members of the Laureus World Sports Academy are racing cyclist Fabian Cancellara, track cyclist Sir Chris Hoy
IWC Schaffhausen celebrated the Laureus World Sports Awards in Monaco in the company of celebrities and influencers from the world of sports. The highlights of the event included a bike tour with the FORMULA ONE world champion Nico Rosberg and the official launch of the Da Vinci Chronograph Edition “Laureus Sport for Good Foundation”. Limited to 1,500 watches, this timepiece with its blue dial and back engraving is the 11th special edition to be launched by IWC as part of its commitment to the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation. Some of the proceeds from sales are used to help to support the foundation’s sports projects for children and adolescents.
and footballer Ruud Gullit with Chris Grainger-Herr, CEO of IWC
Sports celebrities and influencers embarked on a cycling tour of the French Riviera
Eliminating prejudice, breaking down barriers and improvIng school achievements: these are just three of many benefits sports can bring. Since 1999, the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation has been harnessing the integrative force of sport to bring about social change and offer more promising future prospects for disadvantaged children and adolescents. The charitable organization has provided financial support for over 150 sports projects in 35 countries to date – for instance, PeacePlayers International, a project that actively encourages Greek-Cypriot and Turkish-Cypriot boys and girls in the divided country of Cyprus to play basketball together. “I’ve witnessed for myself the positive energy sport can unleash in many of the Laureus projects. We are proud to support this foundation; it is a cooperation that allows us to bring about lasting changes in the lives of thousands of children and adolescents,” explains Christoph Grainger-Herr, the new CEO of IWC Schaffhausen.
Usain Bolt, Olympic Gold Medalist
Michael Phelps, Olympic Gold Medalist
Nico Rosberg, Formula One World Champion
Simone Biles, Olympic Gold Medalist
Joining forces for a good cause
As part of its efforts to spread the word about the values promoted by Laureus and in order to raise public awareness of its work, IWC organized a bike tour in Monaco. Celebrities and influencers from the world of sports were invited to the event, where they discussed some of the current charity projects. Among those taking part were Laureus ambassadors such as the Formula One world champion Nico Rosberg, the double Olympian champion cyclist Fabian Cancellara and the Ironman World Champion Jan Frodeno. The 30 kilometres from Monaco to Ventimiglia were also traversed by the extreme cyclist Patrick Seabase as well as Nadine Rieder, Sofia Wiedenroth and Morgane Such from the AMG Rotwild Mountainbike Racing Team. They were joined by the influencers Jessica Kahawaty, Nel-Olivia Waga and Linda Mutschlechner.
Usain Bolt, Olympic Gold Medalist
Three new athletes accepted into the Laureus World Sports Academy
Each year, the Laureus foundation organizes the Laureus World Sports Awards to honour the most successful athletes and raise awareness of its projects. The winners are decided by members of the Laureus World Sports Academy. Three former athletes were also newly accepted into this circle, which now includes 62 sporting legends: Swiss cyclist Fabian Cancellara, Dutch footballer Ruud Gullit and Scottish track cyclist Sir Chris Hoy. The new members received a Da Vinci Chronograph Edition “Laureus Sport for Good Foundation” (Ref. IW393402) from the IWC CEO Christoph Grainger-Herr in Monaco.
Laureus Academy Member Boris Becker
High profile stars come out for the laureus Awards Night
The Laureus World Sports Awards returned to its roots this year. The inaugural award ceremony was held in Monaco in 2000 and saw the former Laureus President Nelson Mandela laying the foundation for the global Laureus movement. Appearing at the festive gala in the “Salle des Etoiles” at the Monte-Carlo Sporting were numerous sports stars and VIP guests, including Boris Becker, Serhij Bubka, Michael Johnson, Mika Häkkinen and Katarina Witt. Many of them answered the appeal made by the #sneakersforgood campaign and stepped onto the red carpet in trainers. The shoes are being signed and will be auctioned at a later stage, with the proceeds going to sports projects organized by Laureus worldwide.
Laureus Sport for Good Foundation
The Laureus Foundation Switzerland channels the power of sport to bring about positive social change. The foundation’s primary focus here is on fostering the personal development of children and adolescents and promoting the integration of young people who are disadvantaged for social, economic or other reasons. Not only is sport the perfect tool for imparting self-confidence, self-esteem and social skills, but it also helps young people to stay healthy. In this way, the Laureus Foundation Switzerland is helping to sustainably ensure a positive life for the next generation. The foundation sponsors four social sports projects in Switzerland. With more than 150 projects worldwide, the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation helps over 1.5 million children and adolescents in 35 countries to prepare themselves for the challenges life has to offer them.
CEO of IWC, Chris Grainger-Herr, and Jessica Kahawaty
Carmen Jordà, Formula One Test Driver
Linda Mutschlechner, fitness influencer and Nadine Rieder, AMG Rotwild MTB Racing Team
CEO of IWC, Chris Grainger-Herr, Nadine Rieder, Sofia Wiedenroth and Morgane Suche, AMG Rotwild MTB Racing Team