IWC Portugieser Hand-Wound Monopusher Edition “Laureus Sport for Good”

By rolex
April 9, 2021
5 min read

Meet the fourteenth Jreplica Watches made by IWC Schaffhausen on the side of a good aim, “ Laureus Sport for Good ” – a cause that depends on sports to help youngsters and youngsters overcome savagery, separation and disservice in their lives. Following numerous blue-hued Jreplica Watches , like this exceptional Mark XVIII or this Chronograph Yacht Club , today the brand reveals a Jreplica Watches that by and by will profit the most powerless. Furthermore, there’s more, horologically talking, as it is likewise an extraordinary model in the Portugieser assortment. Let’s have a more intensive glance at the new IWC Portugieser Hand-Wound Monopusher Edition “Laureus Sport for Good” IW515301. 

This new Jreplica Watches follows a since a long time ago settled custom for IWC, on the side of the social sports projects run by its accomplice, Laureus Sport for Good. This task, established under the Patronage of Nelson Mandela, accepts that sport, a savvy however amazing asset, can assist youngsters with battling a wide range of demonstrations of viciousness, segregations and hindrances. This cause depends on a huge arrangement of accomplices, which incorporates IWC, partaking now for the fourteenth time in succession, with a typical blue-themed Jreplica Watches But this year, the Jreplica Watches being referred to is very extraordinary, since it isn’t only another dial on a current model, however it is an exceptional rendition of the exemplary Portugieser.

The IWC Portugieser is the most notorious model in the brand’s territory. It has existed in numerous varieties, with 3-hand developments, programmed or hand-wound, with tourbillons, QPs, chronographs and rattrapante. What we have today is a Portugieser Hand-Wound Monopusher. The individuals who know somewhat about IWC will surely perceive this development, however it never made it into this collection.

New model, Familiar “Laureus” design

This new model, named IWC Portugieser Hand-Wound Monopusher Edition “Laureus Sport for Good” IW515301 (a serious name, in reality), shares its development with a Jreplica Watches from 2015, the IW5151 Portofino Hand-Wound Monopusher Chronograph . Just accessible in gold, this Jreplica Watches remained something of a mystery and is currently out of the assortment. All things considered, one can’t deny a certain horological interest in this piece, which goes a couple of steps past the customary programmed chronograph. However, more on the mechanics later.

This new Edition “Laureus Sport for Good” IW515301 is most importantly a Portugieser. This implies that we’ll locate all the exemplary components of the assortment, adjusted for the event. The case is enormous and measures 46mm in distance across with the mark plan of the Portugieser. The bezel is nearly inexistent and combined with the width, it makes for a Jreplica Watches with presence. The drags are generally short and bended, considering comfort. The case is done with a combination of cleaned and brushed surfaces. The most striking component is, as excepted, the crown that is utilized both for winding and setting tasks yet in addition to enact or stop the chronograph.

Like all Laureus-themed Jreplica Watches this IWC Portugieser Hand-Wound Monopusher highlights a blue dial with a sunray-brushed example. Other than that, the exemplary components of the assortment have been incorporated, for example, the famous Arabic numerals and the leaf-formed hands. Both are rhodium-plated for a pleasant difference with the dial. Because of the size of the case and the development, the presentation is clear and proportioned. The sub-dials or the date window are not “lost” in the dial however positioned where they ought to. The presentation comprises of a little seconds at 6 o’clock, a 60-minute recorder for the chronograph at 12 o’clock, a date at 3 o’clock and a force save marker at 9 o’clock – crucial given the colossal measure of force in this movement.

Special caseback

Turning the Jreplica Watches over, there’s no sapphire gem to uncover the development – yet it is for a good aim. The caseback is engraved with the triumphant plan from the yearly IWC drawing competition for members of Laureus projects. This year, the jury chose a drawing by 15-year old Yi Xin from China as the triumphant section with a moving depiction of kinship. Yi is a member in the “Unique Olympics China” program. This Laureus-upheld project offers preparing in Olympic sports disciplines for youngsters and grown-ups with mental disabilities.

Powerful movement

So, despite the fact that the development is covered up, it is in any case one of the unique motors done by IWC. Albeit this type 59360 was once in a while utilized by the brand – just in the Portofino range –  its base is the notable 8-day power save, hand-wound, time-and-date type 592xx, which has been utilized in both Portofino models and in Portugieser hand-wound Jreplica Watches, for example, this IWC 150th Anniversary edition or in the sublime Portugieser 75th Anniversary model .

On top of this enormous development that can put away to 192 hours of energy, a slim chronograph module has been adjusted, with a monstrous section haggle noticeable switches and pinion wheels. The explicitness of this development is its “monopusher” development, implying that just one catch is utilized to execute the beginning/stop/reset elements of the chronograph.

Price and availability

The new IWC Portugieser Hand-Wound Monopusher Edition “Laureus Sport for Good” (reference IW515301) is worn on a Black Santoni croc cowhide lash with a steel collapsing catch. It will be restricted to 500 pieces around the world. Cost will be CHF 17,000.

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