Portuguese Sidérale Scafusia
PORTUGUESE HAND-WOUND EIGHT DAYS
Portuguese Automatic Edition "TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL 2013"
Portuguese Yacht Club Chronograph
With a limited special edition for the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation, this is already the seventh time IWC Schaffhausen has shown its support for disadvantaged children and adolescents. Part of the proceeds from sales of the Portuguese Yacht Club Chronograph in its hallmark Laureus blue will benefit some of over 100 Laureus projects worldwide.
In IWC's Laureus Sport for Good Foundation special edition, blue represents the colour of hope for disadvantaged children
The unmistakable Laureus blue on the dial stands for the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation projects in some of the world's crisis-stricken areas
The winning entry in the children's "Time to move" drawing competition is engraved on a medallion set into the case back
The latest IWC “Laureus Sport for Good Foundation” special edition is already the seventh in the series. And, once again, the colour of hope for disadvantaged children is blue: the unmistakable Laureus blue found on the dial of the Portuguese Yacht Club Chronograph. Water-resistant to 6 bar, the watch is fitted with the rugged IWC-manufactured 89361 calibre and features a flyback function, an additional flange with a quarter-second scale for measuring periods of time up to a minute and an analogue display in a subdial for keeping track of times longer than a minute. In 2012, in keeping with a revered tradition, IWC Schaffhausen organized another children’s drawing competition throughout all the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation projects worldwide. The subject of this year’s competition, “Time to move”, encouraged many children and adolescents from all over the world to submit entries. The jury chose the drawing by 12-year-old Hakkini Hasanga Sandumal De Silva from Sri Lanka. His picture shows a runner crossing the line and throwing up his arms in jubilation. The winning design is engraved on a medallion and set into the back of the case of the special edition. The engraving is a reminder that a portion of the proceeds from sales is destined to help Laureus Sport for Good Foundation projects in some of the world’s most problematic regions.
Designed and manufactured completely by IWC in Schaffhausen, the 89360-calibre chronograph movement and its successor, the 89361, feature a significantly improved self-winding system and set new watchmaking standards. The design, which occupied an IWC development team for a full 4 years, was necessitated by a revolutionary chronograph display that enables the user to read off even relatively long periods of stopped times – 8 hours and 52 minutes, for example – at a glance: a circular totalizer combines the hour and minute hands as if they were a watch-within-a-watch. In 2012, it was joined by the newly developed 89365 chronograph movement including a stopwatch function with minutes and seconds as well as a flyback function. After further development, the IWC-manufactured movement was known as the 89800 calibre and used for the big digital date and month displays in References 3761 and 3791. The new Ingenieur Perpetual Calendar Digital Date-Month comes equipped with a further development on the theme, the 89802 calibre.
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