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Wednesday 14 December, 2011 - 12:00 PM EST

IWC and the Volvo Ocean Race

End of the first leg in Cape Town




As official timekeeper, IWC awarded the first trophy of the round-the-world Volvo Ocean Race 2011/2012. Laureus World Sports Academy Member Morné du Plessis and eight representatives of South African Laureus projects took up IWC’s invitation to join the activities of the race weekend.

IWC Schaffhausen is Official Timekeeper of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011–2012 and is presenting the 24-hour Speed Record Challenge. The team that covers the greatest distance within a period of 24 hours in each leg is awarded the much-coveted trophy. After racking up 554.16 nautical miles, the crew of the Camper yacht with Emirates Team New Zealand took the IWC trophy for the first leg. 



Following the first leg, with the Telefonica team as wnners, the start of the second leg on Sunday, which takes them from Cape Town to Abu Dhabi. For the first time in the history of the race, a port in the Middle East is acting as host. For the first time in the history of the race, a port in the Middle East is acting as host.

IWC also invited Laureus World Sports Academy Member and former South African Rugby Union player Morné du Plessis to participate in the activities over the race weekend. He was accompanied by eight children from Laureus projects in South Africa, who enjoyed a guided tour of the Volvo Ocean Race village before being shown around the Azzam and meeting the Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing team.



The selected children represented four Laureus projects in South Africa, namely Waves for Change. The Laureus projects, with the invaluable help of sponsors like IWC, uses sport to tackle pressing social issues such as drug abuse and HIV/Aids while teaching vocational and life skills, helping children and adolescents in some of the world’s most underprivileged areas.

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Tuesday 06 December, 2011 - 12:00 PM EST

IWC Watch-Drawing Prize presented to 9-year-old winner in Mumbai

The Laureus Global Partner Watch-Drawing Partner Prize


IWC Watch Drawing Prize





Last month, little Sohel Abrar Khan was presented with The Laureus Global Partner Watch-Drawing Prize by Steve Waugh in Mumbai, his designed will now be featured in a special edition IWC watch.

Under the theme of “Time for Unity”, Sohel was the winner of a worldwide drawing competition for the design to be featured on the Ingenieur Automatic Edition Laureus Sport for Good Foundation. Legendary Australian cricket captain Waugh was in Mumbai to congratulate the youngster and present him with his prize.

The picture, showing seven young people who have gathered for a game of football, will be engraved on the back of the watch and a portion of the proceeds from sales is destined to help disadvantaged children in some of the world’s problem regions.

IWC Schaffhausen has been a Global Partner of the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation since 2005. The Ingenieur Automatic Edition Laureus Sport for Good Foundation from the IWC Vintage Collection represents a beacon of hope for a better future and it is limited to 1,000 watches.


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Other IWC Related Links:

IW & Jacques-Yves Cousteau
THE INGENIEUR FAMILY EMBRACES TITANIUM
IWC WATCH International app for the iPad receives the red dot seal of quality
IWC's Big Pilot's Watch.
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Thursday 01 December, 2011 - 12:00 PM EST

IWC Schaffhausen together with the Charles Darwin Foundation

One lucky winner gets a study trip in Galapagos

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Michel Clessens, an IWC fan from Hemiksen, Belgium, has been proclaimed the grand prize winner of a study trip to the Galapagos Islands organised by IWC Schaffhausen.

IWC Schaffhausen’s trip is part of the company’s sponsorship of the Charles Darwin Foundation, an international not-for-profit organization that provides scientific research and technical information and assistance to ensure the proper preservation of the Galapagos Islands.

Over one hundred scientists, educators, research assistants, support staff, and volunteers from all over the world take part in the organization and are committed to the training of Galapagos residents as future scientists and conservationists for the good of the islands and the country at large.

The authorized IWC retailer Gino Cukrowicz and IWC Brand Manager Céline de Liedekerke have presented Mr. Clessens with the travel documents for an unforgettable trip.


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Other IWC Related Links:

IW & Jacques-Yves Cousteau
THE INGENIEUR FAMILY EMBRACES TITANIUM
IWC WATCH International app for the iPad receives the red dot seal of quality
IWC's Big Pilot's Watch.
IWC Schaffhausen honours Jacques Yves Cousteau on his 100th birthday

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