Golf is a game that combines science and finesse. It’s where precision meets art. Where unforgiving physics is tested by raw instincts. A watchmaker faces similar challenges. Technology combines with aesthetics. Precision on the most miniature scale must be woven into the vision of an artisan.
Golfers have likely carried watches since the earliest days in Scotland. But for most of history, the watches did the only thing a watch could do: tell the golfer what time it is.
Today, modern watches let golfers see hazards hiding behind a tree. A golfer can now get a bird’s eye view of the hole while checking windspeed. All while looking their best.
To celebrate National Golf Month, we have picked out some of our favorite watches perfect for looking sophisticated and stylish on the green.
OMEGA Ladies Speedmaster Chronograph 38MM
This is one of OMEGA’s most iconic timepieces. OMEGA’s Speedmaster was a part of all six lunar missions in the late 60s and early 70s. It speaks to OMEGA’s adventurous pioneering spirit. In this version, you’ll find a mother-of-pearl dial with a date window at the 6-o’clock position and a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal. The diamond-set bezel is mounted on a 38mm stainless steel case, with a stainless-steel bracelet. But it’s the heart of this watch that makes it an OMEGA. Inside is OMEGA’s calibre 3304.
Raymond Weil Noemia Ladies Diamond Stainless Steel Quartz Watch
From the highly coveted Noemia Collection comes an exquisite timepiece with a 32mm stainless steel case, a delicate mother-of-pearl dial set with ten sparkling diamonds marking the hours, and two silver Roman numerals at the 12 and 6 o’clock position. The crown has a veil of midnight lacquer making it both sweet and desirable.
Frederique Constant Double Heart Beat
New in the Ladies Automatic collection are five models adorned with diamonds, heart-pattern embossing, and new metal bracelets. The FC-310 Heart Beat has automatic movement, colimaçon decoration on the movement, twenty six jewels, and a 38-hour power reserve. The bicolor rose gold-plated polished stainless-steel case is 36mm in diameter with a convex sapphire crystal and see-through case back. The dial is light grey with a sunray decoration, six applied diamonds, and three rose gold-plated indexes, hand-polished rose gold-plated hands, and Double Heart Beat at 12 o’clock. All held on your wrist with a bicolor rose gold-plated stainless-steel bracelet.
Omega Seamaster 300 Master Co-Axial 41mm
This Seamaster 300 from OMEGA has a sand-blasted blue dial with 18k Sedna™ gold hands coated with “vintage” Super-LumiNova. The 18k Sedna™ gold bezel has a ceramic bezel ring with Ceragold™ diving scale. The grade-5 titanium case is presented on a brown leather strap with Sedna™ gold.
Raymond Weil Freelancer Men’s Half-Moon Two-Tone Automatic Watch
A 42.5mm two-tone gold watch with black dial indexes equipped with a mechanical automatic winding movement, an elegant black dial, and a half-moon date window function.
Frederique Constant Flyback Chronograph Manufacture
This handsome timepiece has a 42mm rose gold-plated polished and satined stainless steel case, sapphire crystal see-through case back. The dial is dark grey with applied rose gold indexes and hand-polished rose gold-plated hands and the date shown at 6 o’clock. All brought together with a classic brown alligator strap.
Much has changed in golf since 15th century Scotland, and much has changed in modern timepieces. As you celebrate National Golf Month, consider matching this classic game with an equally classic watch.