Golf and watches go together very well. Although there are only very few golf players who actually wear a watch during the game itself, the association is clear. Precision, prestige and enjoying the finer things in life. Last weekend was the final of the Omega European Masters 2018 in Crans Montana, Switzerland. A tournament that has been around since 1923 and title sponsored by Omega since 2001.
On the golf course in Crans Montana, you will find the most beautiful scenery you can wish for. The golf club Crans-sur-Sierre has a length of over 6200 meters and is located at an altitude of approximately 1500 meters. Walking this legendary course will treat you with some unforgettable views. Treated with beautiful weather during the entire weekend, the game was a great pleasure to watch.
Just like last year’s Omega European Masters 2018, Matthew Fitzpatrick (b.1994) from England won the title. Since 1978 (Seve Ballesteros), the first time again that someone wins two years in a row. Last Sunday, Fitzpatrick took home the winner’s check of €416,660, a trophy, the red championship jacket and an Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra 150M Master Chronometer. In gold.
This watch features one of Omega’s Master Chronometer movements (a standard introduced in 2015), calibre 8901. A nicely decorated movement with touches of gold to match the 18 carat Sedna gold case, hands, indexes and crown. The Seamaster Aqua Terra has a gold case of 41mm in diameter and comes on a leather strap. A sun-brushed brown dial with their famous ‘teak’ pattern has been fitted and combines perfectly with the pink gold. The reference for this watch is 126.96.36.199.13.001 and you can find it here on the official Omega website.
Omega also lets us know that next year, three of the brand’s golfing ambassadors are joining the European Masters in Crans Montana: Rory McIlroy, Sergio Garcia and Tommy Fleetwood.
Last but not least, we often get the question of whether it is ‘safe’ to wear your watch while golfing. We answered that in this article on watches and golf.
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