‘Time For The Planet’….Public vote for design of new IWC special edition Laureus watch

Three children from Laureus Sport for Good programmes in Spain, South Africa and Brazil have had their designs selected for the final of the annual IWC Watch Drawing Competition. Now the public will vote on to decide which is the best.
The winning design will be engraved on the back of the 2023 IWC Schaffhausen Laureus Sport for Good special edition timepiece, with part of the proceeds from sales going to support the work of Laureus.
IWC Schaffhausen became a Global Partner of Laureus in 2005, with the watch competition being inaugurated the following year.  This year’s theme ‘Time For The Planet’ focuses on environment and climate change, reflecting the concerns of many young people around the world. The three finalists are:
Gema, 12, who attends the Rafa Nadal Foundation in Palma, Spain, which cares for 250 vulnerable young people and their families each year, using sport to foster educational values such as team spirit, respect and effort.
Leah, nine, is part of HealthNutz, the Laureus-supported project in Cape Town, South Africa, where young children from previously under-served communities develop gross and fine motor skills by participating in play.
Joao Paulo, 13, from the Bola Pra Frente programme in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, which uses sport and cultural literacy to develop socio-emotional skills and citizenship in its community.
Chris Grainger-Herr, CEO of IWC Schaffhausen, said: “Our partnership with Laureus reflects our commitment to drive societal change and support young people, and the annual drawing competition has been a cornerstone of our collaboration since 2006. At IWC, we are deeply impressed by the creativity the young participants put into their drawings, and we look forward to adding another special timepiece to our Laureus Sport for Good series.”
Sean Fitzpatrick, All Blacks rugby legend and Chairman of Laureus Sport for Good, said: “These youngsters have shown incredible creative talent with their entries. ‘Time for the Planet’ couldn’t be more important in today’s world, and I’m proud that both Laureus and IWC are committed to using our collective platform to advocate climate issues. I’d like to thank IWC for their incredible support for Laureus and congratulate Gema, Leah and Joao Paulo on their wonderful designs.”
Voting has begun on and will remain open until September 8. The winner, announced on September 12, will see their design engraved on the timepiece and will receive a donation to assist them in their future life.
The dial of each Laureus Sport for Good limited-edition timepiece is produced in a distinctive Laureus blue, with colours slightly varying in each edition. The blue is intended as a symbol of hope.
See all three shortlisted designs and vote for your favourite below:

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