The ongoing annual series of charitable watches released by IWC in partnership with the Laureus Sport for Good organisation centres on a different model within the Schaffhausen brand’s collection every year.
Each edition uses Laureus’ signature shade of dark blue and features a caseback engraved with the winning design of a drawing competition open to the children in the Laureus programme. The design featured on this 16th Edition is the creation of Jatin Malhan, a 15-year-old goalkeeper fro Punjab, India.
Limited to 1,000 pieces, the Portofino Chronograph 39 Edition “Laureus Sport for Good” features a 39mm stainless steel case and IWC’s automatic 4Hz Valjoux 7750-based chronograph Calibre 79350 – with a small seconds at the six o’clock position and 30-minute chronograph counter at the 12 o’clock.
The Portofino Chronograph 39 Edition “Laureus Sport for Good” is available now via IWC, priced $6,700 USD.
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