Time Well Spent
A unique design by a very special 12 year old
Adesign by a 12 year old Chinese boy has been chosen for this year’s limited edition watch which will raise funds to help Laureus Sport for Good improve the lives of young people around the world. Hou Ye, a Special Olympics athlete in Shanghai, was one of hundreds of children from Laureus-supported projects worldwide who entered the IWC Schaffhausen drawing competition.
Hou Ye and the pupils at the Jingan Qihui Special Education School were thrilled when Olympic gymnastics superstar Li Xiaopeng came to congratulate him on his design, which is engraved on the case back of the 11th in the series of Laureus special editions, the IWC Da Vinci Chronograph Edition “Laureus Sport for Good Foundation” (Ref. IW393402), with a theme of ‘Time Well Spent’. The drawing features a young boy skiing and throwing his hands up in joy – a reference to Hou Ye himself, who is an accomplished Special Olympics athlete. The Special Olympics makes it possible for children and adults with intellectual disabilities to participate in sports training and competitions. It is estimated that China has over 85 million people living with a disability.