The Portugieser Hand-Wound Monopusher Edition “Laureus Sport for Good” Story
Limited to 500 pieces, the Portugieser Hand-Wound Monopusher Edition "Laureus Sport for Good" is the 14th Laureus special edition from IWC and also the first Portugieser with a monopusher chronograph. The dial, in typical Laureus blue, features the characteristic Portugieser minute scale, applied Arabic numerals, and slim feuille hands. The IWC-manufactured 59360 calibre is wound by hand and offers a high eight-day power reserve. The functional monopusher chronograph can be started, stopped and reset via a single push button in the crown. Stop times are displayed on a counter at "12 o'clock". The small second is located at "6 o'clock", while the power remaining can be read using the display at “9 o’clock”. Engraved on the back of the watch is the winning entry from the drawing competition that IWC organises each year within the worldwide Laureus projects. It was created by 15-year-old Yi Xin, who takes part in the "Special Olympics China".
Laureus Sport for Good is a charitable organization founded by Daimler and Richemont in 2000 with the aim of using the power of sport to end violence, discrimination and disadvantage, proving that sport can change the world. Laureus supports more than 100 programmes that use sport to drive social change in around 40 countries. IWC Schaffhausen has been a Global Partner of Laureus since 2005. As part of this cooperation, the Schaffhausen watchmakers launch a limited special edition watch each year. The watches feature a characteristic blue dial and an engraving on the case back. This engraving depicts the winning picture from a drawing competition for children and young people, which is organized by IWC each year throughout all the Laureus Sport for Good projects.
Calibre Family 59000
Watch connoisseurs look forward to the weekly ritual of manually winding IWC-manufactured 59000-calibre-family movements to ensure that they run precisely for 8 days.