A hole in one

Posted on December 12, 2011

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Leading Swiss brand, Omega made an announcement last week to support the global golf circuit as the official timekeeper of the Thailand Golf Championship 2011, a new Asian Tour golf tournament scheduled to take place at Amata Spring Country Club in Chon Buri, from December 15-18. This world-class tournament entices professional golfers with accolades worth $1 million (31 million baht) in total.

Christophe Viguerie, managing director of Omega Thailand: ‘We are very thrilled that Sergio Garcia, who has been Omega’s ambassador since 2003, also participates in the Thailand Golf Championship 2011.’

The Thailand Golf Championship is regarded as the latest competition in the Asian Tour 2011 and the last of the season. Participating in this tournament are top players from around the world including Darren Clarke, Sergio Garcia and aspiring Thai player Thongchai Jaidee.

“Omega is honoured to be the official timekeeper of this top Asian tournament,” said Christophe Viguerie, managing director of Omega Thailand. “We are also thrilled that Sergio Garcia, who has been Omega’s ambassador since 2003, also participates in this world-class competition in Thailand.”

The elegant Seamaster Aqua Terra ‘Golf’.

With his strong ambition, pioneering and competitive spirit, Garcia became the youngest player to make the cut in a European Tour tournament and the first European Amateur champion at the tender age of 19. Last October at the age of 31, Garcia impressively won two prestigious tournaments _ the Castello Masters and the Andalucia Masters in his home country.

“Apart from witnessing the exciting golf competition at Amata Spring Country Club, watch enthusiasts will also have an opportunity to discover the latest Seamaster Aqua Terra Golf timepiece on display at specially set-up Omega’s mini boutique in the adjacent Village area,”said Viguerie.

The elegant Seamaster Aqua Terra ‘Golf’ comes with the distinctive green elements on its dial, fashionably identifying itself with a global sport. The watch, which features a 41.50mm brushed and polished stainless steel case and a polished bezel, has a black dial with the vertical lines that define Omega’s popular Aqua Terra collection. The indexes are crafted from brushed and polished 18K white gold and there is a date window at 3 o’clock.

Top golfer Sergio Garcia holding the Castello Masters 2011 trophy.

With its green transferred “Seamaster” name and the numbers on the minute track (60, 5, 10, 15, etc), the watch recalls the verdant courses where golf’s great events are contested. The central seconds hand is also distinguished with a green tip and is water resistant to 150 metres. This unique timepiece, powered by the Omega Co-Axial calibre 8500 movement, will be remitted to the winner of the Thailand Golf Championship 2011.

Omega is one of the few watch brands in the world with a history and tradition that can compete with that of the noble sports of golf. In 2007 Omega became the title sponsor of the World Cup of Golf, the oldest and most prestigious global golf team event.

The brand also supported many leading tournaments including the European Masters, the Dubai Desert Classic and the Dubai Ladies Masters. Another highlighted record was the 2009 Omega European Masters tournament in Crans-Montana, Switzerland, the first event ever to be co-sanctioned by the European and Asian Tours.

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