The luxury watch world is rife with limited-edition pieces in all shapes and sizes—with good reason. Scarcity inherently increases desirability, and collectors of all shapes and sizes are quick to hunt for pieces that differ from the standard catalog. That said, a limited-edition watch that also helps a good cause is the kind of thing that (when done right) adds an extra layer of desirability due to the cause it represents as well as its limited availability. Geneva’s Only Watch auction is of course the paramount, as top-tier brands like Breguet, Patek Philippe, and Richard Mille craft one-off timepieces for the charity auction, which raises money for research in Duchenne muscular dystrophy. These pieces frequently pull in six or seven figures, whereas our following six selections are the kinds of pieces any collector can still use as a daily wearer without a second thought.
IWC Da Vinci Chronograph Laureus Sport for Good Foundation
Youth activities and sports programs have been at the core of the Laureus Sport for Good organization’s efforts since its founding in 2000. Working in impoverished communities around the globe, the foundation strives to provide children and youths with an active outlet in hopes of keeping them away from the various challenging social issues that they face in their daily environment. A partner of the foundation for more than 10 years, IWC chose to release its 2017 philanthropic edition as part of the reintroduction of its new Da Vinci collection earlier this year. The Da Vinci Chronograph Laureus Sport For Good Foundation will be limited to 1,500 pieces with a retail price of $12,700.