IWC Schaffhausen Presents the First Laureus Special Edition in
Blue Ceramic

IWC Schaffhausen Presents the First Laureus Special Edition in Blue Ceramic

October 2021

IWC Schaffhausen has unveiled the Pilot’s Watch Automatic Edition “Laureus Sport for Good”. For the first time, a hard and scratch-resistant blue ceramic case complements the dial in the trademark Laureus blue.

“Sport has the power to change the world”. The work of Laureus Sport for Good follows this powerful guiding principle established by Laureus’ Founding Patron, Nelson Mandela. Currently, the foundation supports over 250 programmes in more than 50 countries worldwide, using sport to transform the lives of children and young people and end violence, discrimination, and disadvantage. 

The Pilot’s Watch Automatic Edition “Laureus Sport for Good” is the 15th Laureus special edition. A blue ceramic case has been used for the first time. The dark blue hue of the ceramic is the result of a complex manufacturing process. Powdered zirconium oxide is mixed with other metallic oxides, shaped, and then sintered in a furnace. Coloured ceramics place enormously high demands on the quality and purity of the raw materials.

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On the blue dial designed to mimic a cockpit instrument, the time can be read at a glance. Thanks to the luminescent coating, this is possible even at night.

A precise rate is ensured by the IWC-manufactured 32111 calibre movement. Thanks to an improved barrel construction, the mainspring can hold an impressive power reserve of five days. A soft iron inner cage effectively shields the movement from the effects of magnetic fields. Limited to 750 pieces, this sporty pilot’s watch is fitted with a blue rubber strap with textile inlay.

As is the long-standing tradition with the Laureus special editions, the back of the case features a special highlight: The titanium case back is engraved with the winning design from the drawing competition that IWC organises every year within all the programmes supported by Laureus Sport for Good.

It was created by 12-year-old Melissa Mejía Castilla from Colombia and is entitled “Vivir en Armonía” (Living in Peace). Melissa participates in activities organised by Fundación Colombianitos – an organisation that promotes gender equality through sport.

Laureus Sport for Good

The work of Laureus Sport for Good aims to address six key social issues identified by the UN that are affecting young people across the world:

  • Health: Enhancing mental wellbeing and encouraging healthy behaviour change
  • Education: Increased access to and completion of education
  • Women and Girls: Promoting equality, empowerment and safety
  • Employability: Developing skills and creating pathways to employment
  • Inclusive Society: Creating communities which embrace ethnic, cultural and physical differences
  • Peaceful Society: Resolving conflict, promoting community peace-building and creating safe spaces

IWC Schaffhausen timepieces are available for purchase at our Gold Coast boutique. Or, discover online.

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