Laureus Academy Members Steve Waugh and Dawn Fraser were in Sydney, Australia to introduce the IWC Schaffhausen Portuguese Chronograph Classic Edition Laureus Sport for Good Foundation watch to a group of the country’s top editors.
This is the eighth special edition watch to be released by IWC in support of the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation. And, as always, it features a design on the reverse illustrated by a young Laureus-project member.
This year, the winning design, chosen from entries sent in from Laureus-supported projects around the world, is by 16-year-old Masha Nikulina from Special Olympics Russia. Her beautiful picture shows happy children skiing and playing around in the snow.
The design is engraved on the back of the case, a reminder that some of the sales proceeds are destined to help Laureus Sport for Good Foundation projects in some of the world’s most problematic regions.
At the event in Sydney, Dawn Fraser said: “The Laureus Edition watch is a wonderful demonstration of the support IWC give as Global Partner of the Sport for Good Foundation. The designs always show the great passion young people at Laureus projects have for sport and the positive effects it has on their lives. Masha’s picture of happy skiers is certainly no exception.”
Steve Waugh added: “It’s great to think that kids from around the world have come together to draw pictures for the watch competition. That their drawings had the chance of being engraved on such a stunning watch is a perfect example of how Laureus gives opportunities to kids they wouldn’t normally get. It’s a great initiative, and I’d like to thank IWC Schaffhausen for their support in this.”
“Since 2005 IWC has been a proud global Partner of the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation. As a successful global watch company, it is IWC’s self-conception to take on social responsibility” explained Edwin de Vries, Brand Manager Australia & New Zealand.