Thu, Jan 21, 2016

Top players to tee off in Dubai

Many of the world’s best golfers are set to tee off at the upcoming Omega Dubai Desert Classic at the Emirates Golf Club in Dubai, UAE.

The players include Swiss watchmaker’s own brand ambassadors Rory McIlroy and Sergio Garcia.

The tournament begins on the renowned Majlis Course on February 4 and continues until February 7. 

For more than 25 years, this tournament has been a celebration of golfing excellence and Omega is proud to have served as title sponsor since 2010.

Raynald Aeschlimann, Omega Vice President & International Sales Director, and Member of Swatch Group's extended group management board, said: The Omega Dubai Desert Classic has gained in reputation over recent years and offers players a truly unique experience. This is a beautiful course in a thriving city and I believe it will continue to attract top ranking golfers from around the world. Quite rightfully, it is now known as the ‘Major of the Middle East’.”

Last year, McIlroy won the competition for the second time, taking home the trophy, and the winner’s watch, after claiming a 3 stroke victory. This follows many other famous winners from the world of golf.

Omega’s title sponsorship of leading golf tournaments has been a part of the luxury brand's dedication to upholding the elegance and mastery of the game of golf, while also helping to encourage its global growth and appeal.

The Omega Dubai Desert Classic has been a part of the European Tour since its inception in 1989, and Omega will continue to be the title sponsor until at least 2017.


Along with the championship trophy and a check, the winner of the tournament will be presented with a luxurious Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra 150M Master Co-Axial.

The watch is an elegant timepiece that embodies a visionary design and sophisticated air. It features an 18-karat red gold case, brown leather strap, and 18-karat red gold hands and indexes that are coated with white Super-LumiNova so the watch is readable in all lighting conditions.

The movement powering the watch – the Omega Master Co-Axial calibre 8501 – boasts reliability and precision, as well as ability to resist strong magnetic fields greater than 15,000 gauss.

Other features include a lacquered dial decorated with the Aqua Terra’s renowned teak concept pattern, and a date window positioned at 3 o’clock.


Meanwhile, an golfer who scores the first hole-in-one on the 7th hole at the Omega Dubai Desert Classic, will be rewarded with an Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra 150M Master Co-Axial. The wristwatch features an 18-karat red gold and stainless steel case and a brown leather strap. Equipped with Omega’s Co-Axial calibre 8500, it is water resistant to 15 bar (150 m/500 feet) and is presented with a full four-year warranty.

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