The number of watches produced in each edition has varied, depending on the model. In addition, the children whose drawings have won the annual competitions represent different countries. These countries are Cyprus (2016), Uganda (2015), Russia (2014, Sri Lanka (2013), Sri Lanka (2012), India (2011), Sri Lanka (2010), India (2008), Uruguay (2007), and Kenya (2006). With one exception, the themes of past drawings have involved the ubiquitous word “time”. There is “Time to Play,” “Time to Move,” “Time to Inspire,” “Time for Unity,” “Time for Sport,” “Time for Joy,” and “Time for Inspiration.” The one exception was the theme of “Team Spirit”, which itself is a timeless concept.
Collectors often debate which Laureus models they should own. One well-known IWC collector, Dr. Andrew Thomas, has solved this conundrum by having all ten now and he must hope to own dozens more in the future. He loves these watches not only for their intrinsic beauty but also for the boundless spirit of competition and excellence that they represent. The message through the unique image on the case back serves as a constant reminder of the power of sport, and Andrew appreciates Laureus great support of youth sports activities throughout the world. As he says “I fully believe in the vision and work of the Foundation”.