Style: Watches of the Pros
Golfers and watches go together like hands on a club. Though they don’t often compete with them on, you’ll see a lot of tour pros going straight to their bags to find that favorite timepiece once their round is done. Here, nine pros share what they love so much about their No. 1 watches.
1 rolex oyster perpetual sea-dweller. This new version of a watch that debuted in 1967 has a larger case and the name Sea-Dweller in red. 2 audemars piguet royal oak offshore diver. Its dial features its trademark méga tapisserie. 3 hublot unico depeche mode. Depeche Mode is a celebrated British rock band that recently released a new album. Proceeds go to “charity: water,” which brings clean drinking water to developing countries. 4 rolex oyster perpetual yachtmaster. It features a 904L steel-and-platinum case and bracelet, plus a dial made of dark rhodium. 5 officine panerai luminor base logo
acciaio. This hand-wound mechanical has a 56-hour power reserve and features Panerai’s signature crown-protecting bridge. 6 omega seamaster planet ocean “deep black” co-axial master chronometer chronograph. This Greenwich Mean Time watch tracks two time zones and serves as a diving watch with a special rubber-and-ceramic bezel. 7 breitling chronomat blacksteel. A true pilot’s watch, this timepiece tracks two time zones, and you can easily adjust its bezel in the dark. 8 omega seamaster aqua terra “ryder cup” master coaxial. Its silver dial is decorated with a dimpled golf-ball pattern. 9 audemars piguet royal oak concept gmt tourbillon. Highlights include its titanium case, ceramic bezel, openwork dial and precision tourbillon.
Photographs by Giovanni Reda 3 patrick reed “It’s edgy and sharp. I can dress it down or dress it up with the interchangeable band.”
4 justin thomas “I got this watch around Christmas. I loved it when I first saw it because of the casual yet classy look, and I can wear it with really any outfit— even swim trunks.”
1 brooks koepka “This is a newer model of the first Rolex I ever owned. Getting it to commemorate my U.S. Open victory makes it all the more special.”
2 emiliano grillo “This watch reminds me of [my win at] Frys.com, a great first year and to keep moving forward. It’s the best-looking watch on the market.”
7 morgan hoffmann “This was my first Breitling, and it’s my favorite to this day. As a pilot, I use it when I fly to make sure my fuel timechange is precise.”
5 jamie lovemark “I fell in love with this watch because it’s understated and classy. It also pairs well with a black polo or a suit.”
6 sergio garcia “I got this from my friends at Omega the week of Augusta, and I will never forget it for that reason.”
9 ian poulter “I love the Audemars Piguet Concept. It’s different, classy, innovative, striking, luxurious.”
8 rory mcilroy “This unique watch commemorates my 2016 Ryder Cup experience at Hazeltine.”