IWC Pilot’s Automatic Edition “Laureus Sport for Good” Limited Edition Watch Review

Limited to just 750 pieces, the new IWC Pilot’s Automatic Edition “Laureus Sport for Good” watch marks the fifteenth special edition timepiece launched by the Schaffhausen-based brand in support of the Laureus Sport for Good foundation all while making history as the first IWC watch engineered from blue ceramic.

Since 2006, IWC have released an annual special edition watch in support of the Laureus Sport for Good foundation, a charity founded under the Patronage of Nelson Mandela which aims to use sport as a powerful and cost-effective tool to help children and young people overcome violence, discrimination and disadvantage in their lives. Over the years, IWC have launched an incredible series of limited edition watches in commemoration as their role as a Global Partner to the foundation including recently a Portugieser Handwound Monopusher edition and a Aquatimer chronograph. The watches always feature rich blue dials and commemorative case back engravings which are decorated with a drawing chosen from IWC organised drawing competition which encourages children and teenagers to draw under a theme aligned with one of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

The new IWC Pilot’s Automatic Edition “Laureus Sport for Good” Limited Edition offers exactly that but with the brand’s legendary Pilot’s Mark XVIII watch as its base and an incredible new blue ceramic case – a first for IWC. The 41 millimetre case is engineered from a mix of powdered zirconium oxide and other metallic oxides to create a stunning deep blue sheen and an impressive scratch resistant finish. Ceramic makes its way across the entirety of the case, bezel and lugs while the 100 metre water resistant crown and screw down case back are engineered from titanium.

Like all IWC Laureus Sport for Good watches, the new 2021 limited edition features a case back engraved by the winner of IWC’s drawing completion. This time, the winner was that of 12-year-old Melissa Mejía Castilla from Colombia who created a wonderful decoration entitled “Vivir en Armonía” or Living in Peace. Also following suit is the rich blue dial which maintains the exceptional readability of all IWC Pilot’s watches with large Arabic numerals in white, black coated hands for the hours and minutes with white Superluminova inserts and a slender black seconds hand tipped in red. A date window also sits at 3 o’clock.

Powering the IWC Pilot’s Laureus Sport for Good watch is the IWC’s automatic calibre 32111 based on the trusty ETA 2892-A2. As part of the brand’s 32000-calibre family, it uses components made of silicon for a rugged and reliable performance and comes housed within a soft-iron case for resistance to magnetic fields. The movement also has 21 jewels, beats at a frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour and promises an overly impressive power reserve of 120 hours. Completing the all-blue aesthetic is a blue rubber strap with a textile inlay and blue stitching.

For more information on the new IWC Pilot’s Automatic Edition “Laureus Sport for Good” watch and to get your hands on one of the 750 limited edition pieces, head over to the Jura Watches website today. Alternatively, get in touch with the team by calling 01335 453453 or send us a message at help@jurawatches.co.uk.

Specifications: IWC Pilot’s Automatic Edition “Laureus Sport for Good” (IW328101)

  • Case Size: 41mm
  • Case Material: Blue ceramic
  • Bezel: Fixed
  • Glass: Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment
  • Case Back: Titanium engraving with special decoration
  • Crown: screw in
  • Water Resistance: 100 metres
  • Movement: IWC Calibre 32111 automatic
  • Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds, date
  • Power Reserve: 120 hours
  • Jewels: 21
  • Frequency: 28,800vph
  • Dial: Blue with white Superluminova hands and numerals
  • Strap: Blue rubber with textile inlay
  • Buckle: Pin
  • RRP: £5,950
  • Limited Edition: 750 pieces