IWC, dedicated to public welfare, has been supporting the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation since 2006, working with the foundation to create a better life for vulnerable children and young people life. Every year, IWC launches limited edition special edition watches, and uses part of the proceeds to help vulnerable children and adolescents. This year’s new Da Vinci chronograph ‘Lawrence Sports Charity Foundation’ special edition (watch model: IW393402) is already the eleventh limited edition special edition watch.
Blue represents the ‘hope’ of disadvantaged children. IWC always chooses this color as the dial color of limited special watches, and this one is no exception. With the exception of the special blue dial, all Lawrence Special Edition watches have a special engraving on the case back. The engraved pattern comes from the children’s drawing competition held by the IWC in the Lawrence Sports Public Welfare Foundation Global Project. This drawing competition has the theme of ‘Time Well Spent’ and has attracted the participation of countless children and young people around the world.
The special pattern engraved on the case back of the eleventh edition of the ‘Lawrence Sports Charity Foundation’ special edition watch is selected from the excellent works of a 12-year-old boy from Shanghai, Hou Yi, in a children’s drawing competition. Hou Yi’s child is deficient in intelligence and suffers from physical dysfunction, but he still participates in the East Asian Special Olympics competition with great passion. In the award-winning picture, he depicts a beautiful picture of his best performance in personal skiing and a cheerful smile. . Such inspiring and beautiful pictures are engraved on the back of 1,500 special edition watches of the ‘Lawrence Sports Charity Foundation’, bringing more people a better hope for life.
The watch uses a 42 mm stainless steel case with a dark blue dial. The thickness of the case is 14.5 mm. On the dark blue dial with radial sunburst, the time recorded by the watch’s chronograph function is read at 12 o’clock with a small two-hand dial. Hour display, small seconds and date display window at 6 o’clock. The Da Vinci series lugs have been completely redesigned, and this one is no exception. The new removable lugs are made of stainless steel to make the strap better fit the wrist.
The new Da Vinci chronograph ‘Lawrence Sports Charity Foundation’ special edition has a cylindrical shape with a crown and two buttons. The stainless steel crown is embossed with the brand logo on the top and has a non-slip texture on the side.
The watch is equipped with a black Santoni alligator leather strap with orange lining and stainless steel buckle.
The special edition of the IWC Da Vinci series chronograph ‘Lawrence Sports Charity Foundation’ is limited to 1500 pieces. The stainless steel case back of the special edition watch is engraved with the award-winning work organized by the 12-year-old child Hou Yi of Shanghai in the theme of ‘Happy Moments’ Children’s Drawing Competition organized by IWC. This painting depicts the little boy in East Asia At the Olympic Games, the best time for personal skiing. The watch is equipped with a 89361-type self-made chronograph movement with a 68-hour power reserve and draws energy from the IWC double pawl automatic winding system. The winding system passes four spines. The claw transmits energy to the pawl wheel. With the special device of the flyback function, the watch can quickly return the running chronograph to the zero position, and then restart the time measurement without stopping the watch during the process.
Summary: The official offer of the special edition of the Da Vinci series chronograph ‘Lawrence Sports Charity Foundation’ is 97,800 RMB. The dark blue dial symbolizing hope and the special engraving on the bottom of the case express this beautiful watch. Choosing to buy this watch can not only capture these beautiful symbols, but also support the ‘Lawrence Sports Charity Foundation’ to help disadvantaged children and young people.