We come away from the 2010 Vancouver Olympics with the ability to acknowledge sport's amazing capacity to both unify and inspire individuals across a diverse and worldwide spectrum. The Laureus Foundation has long had such foresight, making it their mission to use sport as a tool for social change as it supports more than 65 projects throughout the world to help children with socially disadvantaged backgrounds.IWC Schauffhausen has been a proud Global Partner with the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation since its introduction of their first Laureus Limited Edition in 2006. The 4th and newest edition of the IWC Laureus watch is none other than the legendary Portuguese 7-Day Automatic.
Limited to an edition of 1000, the Portuguese Laureus Sport for Good Foundation Edition watch sports a gorgeous dark blue dial with contrasting silver sub dials, a date window at 6 o'clock, and an equally impressive 42.3 mm stainless steel case. The Portuguese 7-Day Laureus watch also features a medallion engraved case back that depicts the painting, Team Spirit, by child artist K.D. Sriyan Chamod Dilshan from Sri Lanka, perfectly commemorating IWC's charitable commitment.
The Portuguese Automatic Laureus Sport for Good watch is powered by IWC's prestigious Caliber 51011 self-winding Pellaton movement. Features include date, small seconds, power reserve indication and a water resistance to 30 bars. The watch secures elegantly to the wrist with a matching blue alligator strap and steel folding buckle.
Each timepiece comes with IWC's beautifully illustrated book, Let the Children Play, a profound companion which chronicles several Laureus Foundation projects that help underprivileged children. IWC Schauffhausen donates a portion of the proceeds from each Portuguese Automatic 7-Day Laureus watch to the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation. Monies raised help support the National Laureus Foundations in Argentina, Germany, Italy, France, the Netherlands, Spain, South Africa, the USA and Switzerland.
Wear a watch for social change on your wrist and feel good about the celebration of sport as a profound tool of hope for children around the world.