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New York: Golfer Sergio Garcia visited Omega’s flagship store on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan

Sergio García and Omega
Golfer Sergio Garcia and Omega

New York-PGA Tour golfer Sergio Garcia visited Omega’s flagship store on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan on Monday. He had watchmaking lessons and, also, he offered a golf course to a group of local children.

Garcia, who became ambassador for the wristwatch company since 2003, donated his personal Omega “Mission Hills Double Eagle Chronograph Constellation” timepiece, the latest addition to the store’s “Ambassador Collection Series” of autographed watches, which already includes watches by two fellow Omega ambassadors: Olympic swimming champ Michael Phelps and astronaut Buzz Aldrin.

Although he’s a fan of Omega and its watches and a proud ambassador, Garcia told National Jeweler that he doesn’t like to wear a watch while playing golf because it places extra weight on his hand. He said; “”This one, the Constellation, is a great watch and it’s very light.”

Garcia said he has been proud to be an Omega ambassador and also that he owns probably 10 or 12 of the brand’s watches. He added: “They’ve been very generous”.

Sergio Garcia was born in Castello, Spain and started playing golf when he was three. He reached a career high ranking of two after winning the HSBC Champions Tournament and spent much of his career in the top 10 in Official World Golf Rankings. He advises: “The main thing I would say is to enjoy the game and try to be happy with life”.

Garcia is scheduled to represent Spain at the 2009 Omega Mission Hills World Cup, the 55th World Cup of Golf, which will take place from Nov. 26-29 at the Mission Hills Olazabal Course in Shenzhen, China.

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Filed under: 25053862, Luxury, luxury watches, Omega, Omega Ambassador, Omega and Sports, Omega Watch, Omega Watches, Porffesional Golf Watch, Sergio Garcia, Sports, Watch, Watches, wristwatches

TAG Heuer Professional Golf Watch

The TAG Heuer Professional Golf Watch was developed and worn by Tiger Woods and it is the first watch in the world specially made for golf professionals. It is shock-resistant, water-resistant and ultra-thin. TAG Heuer Golf Watch timepiece also has an ultra-light case, only 55 grams, mixture of titanium and steel. The TAG Heuer Professional Golf Watch guarantees you a complete comfort with an elastic and easy-adjustable silicon bracelet in black or white colors. The deployant safety buckle is built in the watch-case directly. Its Crown is located at the 9 o’clock position on its wristwatch in order to avoid harming the wrist during a swing. TAG Heuer Golf Watch has a very easy-to-read dial with luminescent hands and hour markers on the black or white background. Its scratch-resistant sapphire crystal has anti-reflection treatment on both sides. Everything was thoroughly thought in this model combining complete reliability, attractive design and pleasantly elegant golf style.

Filed under: Luminescent Hands, luxury watches, Porffesional Golf Watch, Ref., Scratch Resistant Sapphire Crystal, Silicon Bracelet, TAG, tag heuer, Tag Heuer and Sports, Watch, Watches, Water resistant

Sports and TAG Heuer

TAG Heuer has always been associated with sports, time keeping and especially with automobile racing.

It was a time-keeper of a variety of mayor sports events, just to name a few: the Olympic Games, The Indianapolis 500-Mile Race, Indy Racing League competitions from 2004, Formula 1 World Championship, the
Alpine Skiing World Cup competitions, and sailing and golf sports events.
The time-keeping experiences helped TAG Heuer to develop extremely reliable and precise watches and chronographs, satisfying the needs of the most demanding conditions in terms of precision and reliability.

Filed under: 2000 Series, Aquaracer, Carrera, Formula 1, Grand Carrera, Link, Mile Race, Monaco, Porffesional Golf Watch, TAG, tag heuer, Tag Heuer and Sports, Tag Racing

Tag Heuer Watches History

TAG Heuer is one of the leading watch manufacturers in the world and the fourth most important watch vendor in the wristwatch market. Its company motto “Swiss Avant-Garde Since 1860” characterizes the company’s spirit, which is the fascination with excellence in design and advanced technology. Progress, precision and innovation always were the expression of the very core of TAG Heuer’s philosophy.
It was in 1860, when Edouard Heuer established his first workshop in St. Imier, Switzerland. It gave birth to the world’s reference of the most reliable and prestigious sports watches. In 1869, Heuer invented and patented the first stem-winding system. In 1911, Heuer launched his first dashboard chronograph developed for automobiles called “Time of Trip”. Five years later, Heuer patented Micrograph, the world’s first wristwatch with chronometer function, capable of measuring 1/100th of a second. In 1920, for the first time, the company officially time-kept the Olympic Games competitions.
In 1933, Heuer introduced the Autavia, the dashboard timer used for automobiles and airplanes. Afterwards, the Monte Carlo and the Master-Time were launched. In the 1950-70s, Heuer timepieces were utterly popular in auto sport.
The Autavia chronograph was launched in 1962. Two years later, after Juan Manuel Fangio’s triumph during the “Carrera Panamericana Mexico” races, Jack Heuer launched Carrera chronograph watch paying tribute to this excellent race car driver from Argentina. Due to its exceptional success, the Carrera chrono converted into the company’s icon.
Again, in 1966, the Heuer company confirmed its status of pioneer in time measuring by manufacturing the world’s first chronograph, capable to measure the 1/1000th of a second.
In 1971, the Heuer Monaco watch became highly famous after Steve McQueen wore it in a movie “Le Mans”. That line was called “Steve McQueen Monaco Edition”.
The TAG Group Holdings SA bought the Heuer company and became TAG Heuer in 1985. The acronym TAG stands for Techniques d’Avant Garde.
In 1992, TAG Heuer turned into the official timekeeper of Formula 1 races, that rose its status even more. The year 1999 brought important changes: the TAG Heuer company was purchased by the LVMH (Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy S.A.), a leading luxury goods company.
TAG Heuer opened its first shop in New York in 2002. Two years later, TAG Heuer introduced its revolutionary Monaco V4 with a belt-driven movement, and a newly patented world’s first chronometer, capable of measuring the 1/10,000th of a second.
At the same time, TAG Heuer introduced to the world its completely new haute couture collection, including the fine Diamond Fiction wristwatch, which has approximately 900 diamonds. It shows time by lighting an LED from behind of thousands of tiny diamonds. With that superb collection TAG Heuer attested to its ability of the luxury-oriented first class company.

To promote its watches TAG Heuer employed several brand ambassadors, among them: Tiger Woods, Brad Pitt, Maria Sharapova, Lewis Hamilton and others.

Filed under: 2000 Series, Aquaracer, Brands History, Carrera, Formula 1, luxury watches, Porffesional Golf Watch, Ref., TAG, tag heuer, Watch, Watches

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