Gifted with good looks and tons of talent, 25-year-old Rory McIlroy became an Omega spokesperson in 2013. And earlier this month, he was rewarded with a Seamaster Planet Ocean 600m for winning the PGA Championship.
Since McIlroy is a man with a huge watch wardrobe, we were most interested in the timepiece McIlroy chose to wear to take his prize. The answer: a 43mm, stainless steel Seamaster Aqua Terra GMT.
As the name suggests, the Aqua Terra collection is ideal for folks who are comfortable around the occasional water hazard as well as on the greens. McIlroy’s model is water resistant to 15 bars and maritime blue. The parallel lines of its “Teak Concept” dial are meant to evoke the wood decks of a luxury sailboat bounding across the ocean.
Stylistically, the design is uncomplicated with a simple red-tipped hand that rotates around the dial every 24 hours to perform the GMT function. This certified chronometer (which means that it has been tested and certified to meet Swiss precision standards) is powered by Omega’s proprietary GMT movement, the Co-Axial caliber 8605.