Let’s go for a Pitch Watch
Blue, blue, blue. So we can define the new watch that the IWC has just unveiled that supports the “Laureus Sport For Good” project. This is already the 15th edition produced by the Swiss brand for the Laureus Foundation, which develops programs in more than 50 countries that, through sport, aim to transform the lives of children and young people away from violence, discrimination, and the disadvantaged.
The big news in this edition, which complements the traditional blue dial (trademark Laureus blue), is the new ceramic case in blue, obtained through a complex manufactured process in which powdered zirconium oxide is mixed with other metallic oxides, shaped, and then sintered in a furnace.
The new IWC “Laureus” is part of the IWC Pilot’s Watch collection and features exactly the same configuration in the case and dial as the traditional “Mark XVIII”. But the new ceramic case has slightly larger dimensions, 41mm in diameter and 11.4mm thick, and now comes with a titanium case back instead engraved with the winning paint of the competition organized every year by the IWC within the programs supported by Laureus Sport For Good, created by 12-year-old Melissa Mejía Castilla from Colombia entitled “Vivir en Armonía” (Living in Peace). Powered by the Caliber 32111 automatic movement, which offers up to 5 days of power reserve and comes with a soft iron inner cage that protects the movement from magnetic fields. The watch is offered with a blue rubber strap with a textile inlay that matches the case and dial.
As already mentioned, this is a limited edition, with 750 pieces available that can be purchased for the price of €7,000.
We really liked all the blue that now extends to a new ceramic case in the same shade, we are fans of the “Mojave” line also in ceramic but in sand tones, however, we would like that was not another special edition and we continue to look forward to a ceramic edition in mid-size.
Read more here.
Model: Pilot’s WatchAutomatic Edition “LAUREUS SPORT FOR GOOD”
Case Material: Blue Ceramic
Case Dimensions: 41 mm diameter, 11.40 mm thickness
Crystal: Sapphire Glass
Case Back: Titanium
Water Resistance: 100 Meters
Strap: Blue rubber strap with a textile inlay
Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds, date
Frequency: 4 Hz (28,800 Vph)
Power Reserve: 5 Days
Price: € 7,000
Limited Edition: Yes, 750 pieces