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October 2018

On the greens





Elegance, fair play, excellence – the qualities of a good golfer. Sharing those values, watchmakers take an interest in the sport.

Richard Mille
Top trio
Three of this independent manufacture’s partner friends shine on the golf course, the Italian Diana Luna and the Americans Bubba Watson and Cristie Kerr. The 2012 and 2014 Masters winner has also inspired three models, the RM 038, RM 055 and RM 38-01.

Audemars Piguet
Dream team
François-Henry Bennahmias hasn’t always been
Audemars Piguet’s CEO! He used to be a professional golfer, so it’s not surprising the manufacture is friendly with top players such as Darren Clarke, Paul Dunne, Romain Langasque, Renato Paratore and Ian Poulter.

Franck Muller
Him and her.
Fans take note!  This watchmaker is offering the Backswing Lady for the girls and the Backswing for the lads, both with a case and dial riffing on that dimpled ball! These watches have silicone shock absorption protecting the movement from vibrations.

Around the world.
Rolex’s relationship with golf began in 1967 with Arnold Palmer then Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player, aka The Big Three. From then on the manufacture was a regular at all the top tournaments, and as the Ryder Cup’s partner it naturally attended the first Paris tournament, presenting each member of the (winning) European team with an Oyster Perpetual Datejust.

ParJulie de los Rios