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Replica Watches Young Professional IWC Introduces the Mark XVIII Edition ‘Laureus Sport for Good’ in Black Ceramic

IWC Pilot’s Watch Mark XVIII Edition “Laureus Sport for Good Foundation”

Starting with the Iwc Watches Good Investment Replica Big Pilot’s Watch Heritage, the new piece is fairly similar to previous Big Pilot’s Watches with the exception of case material, that can be now either ceramic or bronze, and the addition of the very impressive IWC 52110 in-house manufacture caliber. IWC’s automatic winding 52110 features a staggering 168 hour (seven day) power book, Côtes de Genève and perlage finishing, and 31 jewels, all ticking along at 28,800 vibrations per hour (4Hz) interior of a soft iron inner case to resist magnetic fields located in aviation environments. The standard Big Pilot’s 51111 caliber features more stones at 42 but beats at a considerably slower 21,600 vibrations per hour (3Hz). The 46.2mm instance, signature crown, and classic inspired leather strap stay similar in fashion to previous major Pilot’s. For those who have more regular wrists and bank account, IWC also have produced the Mark XVIII in a special Heritage edition. The brand new IWC Pilot’s Mark XVIII Heritage keeps the aviation fashion dial and hands in addition to the small 40mm case dimensions from previous versions. New is using titanium for a case material which lends the piece a utilitarian feel in addition to a much lighter overall weight. The addition of IWC’s 35111 caliber also distinguishes this new model from it’s forebears and although it isn’t a completely in-house grade like those in the Heritage Big Pilot’s, it is still a competent 25-jewel movement dependent on the Sellita SW300 as opposed to the 21-jewel, ETA 2892 base movement found in the standard IWC Mark XVIII. A slightly less striking caliber like the 35111 with a more approachable 42-hour power reserve also helps keep the cost somewhat reasonable.

Every year for over a decade now, Iwc Zidane Watch Replica unveils a limited edition to raise funds for the Laureus foundation, a charity that brings sport to underprivileged children across the world. Each year’s Laureus watch has been different from the last – the preceding editions were the Da Vinci chronograph and ladies’ Portofino – but all share the same deep blue metallic dial.

The latest watch for the good cause is unusual, being the very first Laureus watch in black ceramic, the very first Laureus in a material other than stainless steel in fact. The Pilot’s Watch Mark XVIII Edition “Laureus Sport for Good Foundation” has a glossy black ceramic case that’s 41mm in diameter, being the same case as that on the Mark XVIII Miramar.

And as is tradition the usual matte black dial has been replaced by one in metallic blue, with a red-tipped seconds hand for some colour.

IWC Pilot’s Watch Mark XVIII Edition “Laureus Sport for Good Foundation”

The other feature that’s a Laureus tradition is the engraving on the case back that reproduces a drawing by a child selected by the foundation. This year’s motif was done by an 11-year-old Brazilian girl who is part of Instituto Reação, a Laureus-supported organisation in Brazil dedicated to improving the lives of slum-dwelling children with education and sports such as judo.

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Like the standard Mark XVIII, the Laureus edition is powered by the cal. 35111, which is a rebadged Sellita SW300. And it’s enclosed by a soft-iron cage to protect the movement from magnetism, a standard feature on IWC’s aviator watches.

The watch is paired with a crosshatch embossed calfskin leather strap.

Price and Availability

The Pilot’s Watch Mark XVIII Edition “Laureus Sport for Good Foundation” (ref. IW324703) is a limited edition of 1,500 pieces and is priced at US$5650 or S$8,650. Part of the proceeds from the sale of the edition will go to Laureus Sport for Good.


 

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