Style: Watches of the Pros

Golf Digest (Malaysia) - - Contents - BY MARTY HACKEL

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.”

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