As part of the company’s long- term commitment to the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation, the sports timepiece maintains one of the Swiss watchmaker’s grand traditions: part of the proceeds from sales goes to aiding the work of the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation, whose sports-related social projects are designed to have a positive influence on the lives of disadvantaged children around the world. The engraving on the back of the watch reproduces the drawing by a girl from Uganda, who won the IWC children’s drawing competition.
The elegant Ingenieur Automatic Edition “Laureus Sport for Good Foundation” (Ref. IW323909), with its three hands, is a classic in the Ingenieur watch family and features a timeless, distinctively clear design together with protection against magnetic fields. The sporty timepiece far exceeds the Swiss standards laid down for protection against magneticfields in watches. The chunky, screw-in crown is generously sized and shielded by solid protective shoulders. Despite its elegant appearance, the Ingenieur Automatic Edition “Laureus Sport for Good Foundation” is thus extremely functional, robust and suitable for everyday use. One of the hallmarks of the Laureus special editions, along with their blue dial, is the engraving on the case back.
The Ingenieur Automatic Edition “Laureus Sport for Good Foundation” is the ninth in a series of special editions that IWC traditionally releases to support the work of the Laureus foundation. Joining Goris Verburg, Managing Director IWC Schaffhausen North East Asia, and Edwin Moses, Chairman of the Laureus World Sports Academy, was Chinese artistic gymnast, multiple Olympic gold medal winner and world champion, Li Xiaopeng. Together, they presented this limited classic timepiece to the press, whose dial in the characteristic Laureus blue is an indication that its mission goes far beyond merely displaying the time.
Recently named as a new ambassador for the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation, Li Xiaopeng showed great respect for its valuable work. “The Foundation has an enormous influence on the lives of many disadvantaged children,” stressed Li Xiaopeng. “Children exposed to dire circumstances, whether in the middle of a big city or wartorn region, need something to hold on to. Laureus projects give them a cause for optimism and encourage team spirit, regardless of the colour of their skin, religion or ethnic background.” Chairman of the Laureus World Sports Academy Edwin Moses produced a number of figuresto underline the success of Laureus’ actions: “Since 2000, Laureus has collected over 60 million euros. This money has enabled us to support 150 local projects in 35 countries and has pushed the lives of one-and-a-half million young people in a more positive direction.”