For the fifth time, a limited special edition watch has been created for the benefit of the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation. This underscores IWC Schaffhausen’s commitment to disadvantaged children all over the world. In its characteristic shade of blue, the Ingenieur Automatic from the IWC Vintage Collection represents a beacon of hope for a better future. The Ingenieur Automatic Edition Laureus Sport For Good Foundation does more than merely show the correct time. It does good by opening up opportunities for a better life to socially underprivileged children and by helping young people to help themselves. Once again, the outstanding work of the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation was the inspiration for IWC Schaffhausen to select a model from the collection as an ambassador for a good cause. This is the fifth time that the Schaffhausen-based watch manufacturer has supported the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation with a special edition. The Portuguese Chronograph Automatic in 2006 was followed in 2007 by the Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Automatic for the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation. The series continued with the Da Vinci Chronograph in 2008 and, in 2009/10, with the Portuguese Automatic. And now, in 2011, it is the turn of the Ingenieur Automatic from the IWC Vintage Collection to sustain this sportinspired range of watches. The Ingenieur Automatic Edition Laureus Sport For Good Foundation in stainless steel with a dial in an unmistakable shade of blue is limited to 1,000 watches. In keeping with a revered tradition, IWC Schaffhausen once again organized a children’s drawing competition within the projects supported by the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation worldwide. The winning design is engraved on the back of the watch of the special edition. This year, the jury chose the illustration by eightyear-old Sohel Abrar Khan from Mumbai, who is part of the Laureus supported Magic Bus project. The young boy interpreted the theme of the competition, “Time for Unity”, with a picture showing seven young people who have gathered for a game of football. The engraving is a reminder that a portion of the proceeds from sales is destined to help disadvantaged children in some of the world’s problem regions.
|Reference:||IW3233-10 (aka: 3233-10, IW323310)|
|Name:||Vintage Ingenieur Automatic 1955 Laureus|
|Produced:||2011 – 2011|
|Limited:||Yes, 1000 units|
Below is a detailed look at IWC’s model IW3233-10 from Vintage Collection watch family, including the price, case details and movement features.
IWC’s Vintage Ingenieur Automatic 1955 Laureus (IW3233-10 (aka: 3233-10, IW323310)) was originally released in 2011 – 2011. This watch features a automatic movement beating at a frequency of 28800 bph ( 4 Hz) to provide a 44-hour power reserve when fully wound.
The stainless steel case measures 42.5mm in diameter and roughly mm thick, with 22mm lug width. The round case is paired with a blue color dial with dauphine-shaped hands, and a stick / dot hour markers and minute track, covered by a sapphire glass. IWC’s Vintage Collection model IW3233-10 is water resistant up to 120 meters (394 ft). A solid caseback is over the back of the watch case.
The Vintage Collection IW3233-10 movement is a powered by caliber 80110 made by IWC. The 28-jewel automatic movement is 30mm in diameter. Its balance wheel oscillates at 28,800 semi-oscillations per hour or 4 Hz. This movement offers a 44-hour power reserve.
|Time:||Hours, Minutes, Seconds|
How much does the IWC’s Vintage Collection IW3233-10 cost? This watch was introduced in 2011 and has been in IWC’s collection for around . This watch is a limited edition with just 1000 pieces released. As with most luxury watches, the price of depends on the availability and demand.
CURRENT PRICE: $6,350
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- Brand: IWC
- Model: Vintage Ingenieur Automatic 1955 Laureus
- Reference Number: IW3233-10 (aka: 3233-10, IW323310)
- Limited: Yes, 1000 units
Case & Dial:
- Material: Stainless steel
- Glass: Sapphire
- Back: Solid
- Diameter: 42.5
- Lug Width: 22
- Dial Color: Blue
- Indexes: Stick / Dot and Dauphine-shaped hands
- Water Resistance: 120 meters
- Winding: Automatic
- Brand: IWC
- Caliber: 80110
- Display: Analog
- Diameter: 30mm
- Jewels: 28
- Power Reserve: 44 hours
- Frequency: 28800 bph
- Functions: Hours, Minutes, Seconds
IWC is based in Schaffhausen, Switzerland, and was founded in 1868. Its signature lines are the Pilot’s Watches and the Portugieser, while other famous collections are the Aquatimer, Portofino and the Da Vinci. Many of IWC’s designs display a industrial type of beauty not often found in Swiss watchmaking. The same goes for its movements; while of very high standards, they are finished with an … engineers touch rather than that of an artist. One could very well say that IWC’s approach to watchmaking is more German in nature compared to many of its competitors; the ‘form follows function’ adagio is one held in high esteem in Schaffhausen. Notable watches and innovations created by IWC in the past include the digital ‘Pallweber’ pocket watch, the late 1930’s Portugieser, the 1985 Da Vinci with Kurt Klaus perpetual module, the split-seconds mechanism as designed by Richard Habring and the ceramic Da Vinci and Flieger 3705 – introduced many years before the material became fashionable. IWC also pioneered the use of titanium in wristwatches. In recent years, IWC has had a strong focus on in-house movements with prices rising accordingly. IWC is part of the Richemont group.
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