Concluding this August was the 99th PGA Championship held at Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, NC, and as in the previous years since 2011 Omega served as official time keeper.
Taking advantage of the event and its two famous ambassadors Omega released two new models in their Seamaster collection, dedicating one to each of its golf ambassadors Sergio Garcia and Rory McIlroy.
The hands and hour indices are filled with white Super-LumiNova give excellent readability, the movement encased in the 41-mm stainless steel cases has been upgraded to Omega’s self-winding co-axial Master Chronometer Caliber 8900 with 60-hour power reserve in two series-connected spring barrels. The movement meets the official chronometer standards of the Swiss testing agency COSC, and the eight criteria set out by Omega’s own METAS certification that includes the ability to resist magnetic fields to a level of 15,000 gausses.
Rory McIlroy Watch
The orange and black for the Rory McIlroy is debuting the five-striped style NATO strap made of polyamide. This is added to the Seamaster 300 model worn by Daniel Craig as James Bond in the 2015 film Spectre, who just confirmed he will revive Bond one last time.
Sergio Garcia Watch
The green and black NATO 5 stripe strap for the Sergio Garcia model is no doubt making reference to the coveted green jacket the Spaniard won during the 2017 Masters. the change making a noticeable difference from previous models fitted with a steel link bracelet or a calfskin leather strap.
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