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1,111,111 is the magic number for Laureus

Laureus Charity Night

 

Every child should have the chance to shape their own future for the better. That is why the Laureus Foundation Switzerland devotes itself to charity sports projects such as “Laureus Girls in Sport” or “Laureus Cavallo”, which set out to create equal opportunities for children in Switzerland. The foundation’s projects are centred around promoting exercise and integration among socially, financially or physically disadvantaged young people.

 

Laureus Charity Night

 

The Laureus Family Is Committed To Creating Equal Opportunities

 

Now in its twelfth year, the theme of the Laureus Charity Night was “family”, highlighting just how important a sense of belonging and a strong support network are to the development of young people. The charity gala was hosted by TV sports presenter Rainer Maria Salzgeber, together with comedian Marco Rima. Members of the Laureus Foundation Switzerland council were joined at the event by numerous sports stars and other members of the extended Laureus family. Musical interludes came courtesy of soul singer Marc Sway and his band, as well as a surprise appearance from Swiss rapper Bligg. The evening ended with a cheque for CHF 1,111,111 being handed over to the Laureus Foundation Switzerland.

 

Laureus Charity Night

 

Besides some “money-can’t-buy” experiences, gala guests also had the opportunity to bid for the Portugieser Perpetual Calendar Tourbillon Edition “Laureus Sport for Good” (ref. IW504502) donated by IWC. The unique piece combines a perpetual calendar with a tourbillon and is driven by a 51950 IWC-manufactured calibre. The exclusive Portugieser timepiece is housed in a platinum case and features a blue dial with a gloss finish and rhodium-plated hands. The transparent sapphireglass back provides a glimpse of the solid gold oscillating weight that allows the Pellaton automatic winding to build a power reserve of seven days. For the price of CHF 215,000, the unique masterpiece of watchmaking went to the highest bidder.

 

Laureus Charity Night

CMO IWC Schaffhausen Franziska Gsell (L) and Managing Director IWC Switzerland Linus Fuchs (R) hand over the auctioned watch to the highest bidder during the 12th Laureus Charity Night at Hangar Duebendorf on November 24, 2018 near Zurich, Switzerland. The Portuguese Perpetual Calendar Tourbillon Edition «Laureus Sport For Good» was auctioned for CHF 215.000. (Photo by Remy Steiner/Getty Images for IWC )