Connect with us

WOTW

WOTW: Bryson DeChambeau’s Rolex Sky-Dweller From The U.S. Open Championship

Published

on

I don’t know how to say it, but Bryson might have put on one of the best performances we have ever seen at a US Open. He dominated a brutal Winged Foot golf course that was meant to humble the best players in the world. He was the only player to finish under par and when he hoisted that silver trophy in the air, on his wrist was his trusty Rolex Sky-Dweller!

WOTW Specs

Watch: Rolex Sky-Dweller
Reference: 326934-0003
Year: 2017 – Current
Limited: No
Case: 904L Oystersteel
Bezel: White Gold Fluted (Ring Command)
Dial: Blue
Size: 42mm
Movement: Calibre 9001, 40 Jewels
Power Reserve: 72 hours
Glass: Sapphire Crystal
Water Resistance: 100 Meters
Bracelet: 904L Oystersteel
Price: $14,800

The Rolex Sky-Dweller was introduced in 2012 just as Bryson was graduating high school. He was a long way from being the latest U.S. Open Champion, but the Sky-Dweller has been his go-to watch every week. The Sky-Dweller is one of Rolex’s most complicated watches. It features a Ring Command bezel, made from white gold, that works with the mechanical movement to display the month, date, and second time zone.

It is a pretty rare thing to have a bezel that works directly with a movement, but the Rolex 9001 does just that. The 9001 is a self-winding automatic movement that contains 40 jewels and offers 72 hours of power reserve. The 9001 was fully developed and built in house by Rolex for the Sky-Dweller. Like all Rolex movements, the 9001 is a certified Swiss Chronometer to ensure that it is extremely accurate through all conditions. Sky-Dwellers have 42mm cases made from 904L Oystersteel and contain a screw-down caseback and crown to give them a 100-meter water resistance rating.

Under the scratch-proof sapphire crystal is a beautifully finished blue dial with an off-center ring to keep track of the 2nd time zone. The day of the month is shown at 3 o’clock like most watches, but the month is marked in a contrasting rectangle above the hour markers on the face. This way you don’t have to reset the date for months that are 28 or 30 days. The date system only requires 1 adjustment a year on the 1st of March. Hour markers are done in white gold and are filled with Chromalight, a long-lasting luminescent material. The bracelet on the Sky-Dweller is made from flat links of matching 904L Oystersteel. The outer links are done in a brushed finish while the center is polished to a mirror-like shine. The Oysterclasp contains Rolex’s own Easylink adjustment system that allows you to adjust the band 5mm for the perfect fit.

This was such an amazing U.S. Open to witness and one that I think will be talked about for a long time. Bryson has said he has worked his whole life for this moment and it is great to see his hard work pay off. Maybe Bryson can take a little of those winnings and purchase one of the new 2020 Sky-Dwellers. I suggest the Everose Gold with Chocolate dial and Oysterflex strap!

Your Reaction?
  • 15
  • LEGIT5
  • WOW1
  • LOL0
  • IDHT0
  • FLOP0
  • OB0
  • SHANK9

I have been an employee at GolfWRX since 2016. In that time I have been helping create content on GolfWRX Radio, GolfWRX YouTube, as well as writing for the front page. Self-proclaimed gear junkie who loves all sorts of golf equipment as well as building golf clubs!

1 Comment

1 Comment

  1. jgpl001

    Sep 24, 2020 at 4:11 am

    Really cool watch, his WITB is awful, but this is the business

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

WOTW

WOTW: Martin Laird’s TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre 16

Published

on

Martin Laird’s watch looked to be a TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre 16 after his playoff win at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open. Laird won on the 2nd playoff hole, over Matt Wolff and Austin Cook. It was Martin’s 4 PGA Tour victory and he was smiling ear-to-ear as he raised that crystal trophy in the air.

WOTW Specs

Watch: TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre 16
Reference: CV201AK.BA0727
Year: 2016?
Limited: No
Case: Stainless Steel
Bezel: Black
Dial: Black Chronograph
Size: 41mm
Movement: Calibre 16, 25 Jewels
Power Reserve: 42 Hours
Glass: Sapphire Crystal
Water Resistance: 100 Meters
Bracelet: Stainless Steel
Price: $4,200

TAG Heuer created the Carrera line of watches in 1963 and was designed by Jack Heuer himself. The name comes from the Carrera Panamericana race and the watches are influenced by motorsports. Since then the Carrera has been on the main watch lines in the TAG Heuer catalog. Jack Heuer took over the company in 1962 and this was his project, a watch with classic lines and able to be worn while racing and with a nice suit. Laird’s Carrera Calibre 16 looks to be from 2016 and has aged perfectly, still looking just as classy as it did 4 years ago.

Created from stainless steel, the 41mm case contains a screw-in caseback that features an embossed image of the Argentine racing car driver, Juan Manuel Fangio. The screw-in caseback also helps give the Carrera 16 a 100-meter water resistance rating. Inside that stainless steel case is a Calibre 16 self-winding, automatic movement to run the watch. The Calibre 16 isn’t an in-house movement, but a movement based on an ETA 7750 and modified for TAG Heuer. The Calibre 16 contains 25 jewels and gives the wearer a 42-hour power reserve. The dial on the Carrera is done in black and features a date window at 3 o’clock. The hour markers are polished to match the minute and hour hands, and those are filled with luminescent material.

This is a chronograph and the additional sub-dials on the face are for timing hours, minutes, and seconds. The bezel is stainless steel with a black aluminum insert that has a tachymeter scale etched into it. Covering the dial is a sapphire crystal that is slightly curved and very scratch-resistant. The bracelet is matching stainless steel and done in a 2-tone finish. The center lugs are polished while the outer lugs are done in a brushed finish for a nice contrasting look. The stainless steel comes together with a deployment buckle for security and comfort.

Martin hit some amazing shots to win the Shriners and it was great to see him win again. Hopefully, he can keep some of that game going and we can see him in another TAG Heuer in the future!

Your Reaction?
  • 10
  • LEGIT0
  • WOW0
  • LOL0
  • IDHT0
  • FLOP0
  • OB0
  • SHANK3

Continue Reading

WOTW

WOTW: Sergio Garcia’s Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra 150M CO-AXIAL “Ultra Light”

Published

on

Sergio Garcia won his 11th PGA Tour event at the Sanderson Farms Championship. It was Garcia’s first win since his emotional Masters victory in 2017. This win also generated tears as he held off Peter Malnati and won the championship by one stroke. Sergio not only wore his Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra 150M CO-AXIAL “Ultra Light” while holding up that Rooster trophy, but he also played in it!

WOTW Specs
Watch: Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra 150 CO-AXIAL “Ultra Light”
Reference: 220.92.41.21.06.003
Year: 2019
Limited: No
Case: Gamma Titanium
Bezel: Ceramic
Dial: Sandblasted Grade 5 Titanium
Size: 41mm
Movement: Calibre 8928 Titanium, Manual Wind
Power Reserve: 72 Hours
Glass: Domed Sapphire Crystal, Anti-Reflective
Water Resistance: 150 Meters
Bracelet: Black Rubber Strap, Green Stitching
Price: $48,600

Omega is a Swiss company that has been making fine, luxury watches since 1848. Founded by Louis Brandt, they have been intertwined in the sports world, the official timekeeper of the Olympic Games, for decades. The Omega Seamaster has been one of the legendary watch names since it was introduced in 1948. The Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra 150 CO-AXIAL “Ultra Light” is a lightweight, 55 gram, technology packed piece that is built to be used for sports. At 55 grams, the watch only weighs slightly more than a golf ball. The case is made from Gamma Titanium, a harder alloy that is used in the aeronautical industry.

The caseback is made from matching Gamma Titanium and contains a display window made from sapphire crystal. Omega went with a new telescoping crown for this Seamaster, tucking it away when it isn’t in use for more comfort and protection. On top of the titanium case is a grey bezel made from ceramic to further help keep the watch ultra-light and be very scratch resistant. The dial is crafted from Grade 5 Titanium and then sandblasted for the heavy matte look. Garcia chose to go with green accents and second hand, but those details are also available in red or blue. The dial features vertical lines that are now iconic with the Seamaster and the hour markers are filled with luminescent material. Covering the dial is a scratch-resistant domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on each side.

At the heart of this lightweight is Omega’s manual-winding Calibre 8928 Titanium. This is the first movement Omega has ever done in titanium and it offers resistance to magnetic fields along with being super light. The 8928 is manual winding, so the user has to extend the crown to wind the watch. Omega’s Co-Axial escapement is featured for durability and better use of the stocked energy. The 8928 contains 29 jewels and offers the wearer 72 hours of power reserve. Holding the watch on Sergio’s wrist was a fabric strap with green contrast stitching that is secured with Velcro. This Seamaster also comes with an additional black rubber strap featuring contrast stitching done in green. The texture of the rubber strap looks to be influenced by the Golf Pride Tour Velvet and it comes together with a titanium folding clasp.

It is always great to see a former Masters champion win again, and that is the case with Sergio. We all know his struggles on the course, and it is good to see him finding his form—even if he is putting with his eyes closed! Hopefully, we will find him holding more trophies in the future and wearing different timepieces!

Your Reaction?
  • 27
  • LEGIT5
  • WOW4
  • LOL2
  • IDHT0
  • FLOP3
  • OB0
  • SHANK7

Continue Reading

WOTW

WOTW: Dustin Johnson’s Hublot Big Bang – Mystery Watch SOLVED!

Published

on

Dustin Johnson once again proved that he is playing some of the best golf in the world right now. He won the Tour Championship, and FedEx Cup, by 3 strokes over Xander Schauffele. As you would expect, DJ had a huge smile on his face and his trusty Hublot Big Bang Chronograph “Beverly Hills” limited edition on his wrist. Yes, I finally know exactly what is on DJ’s wrist!

WOTW Specs

Watch: Hublot Big Bang Chronograph “Beverly Hills”
Reference: 301.KX.1779.LR.BHB17
Limited: Yes, 25 Pieces
Date: 2017
Case: Tungsten
Bezel: Tungsten
Dial: Blue Carbon Fiber
Size: 44mm
Movement: HUB4100
Power Reserve: 42 Hours
Glass: Anti-reflective Saphire Crystal
Water Resistance: 100 Meters
Bracelet: Black Alligator and Blue Rubber
Price: ???

I feel like I have been searching for this watch for WAY too long, but now the search is over. I was fortunate enough to get a reply from DJ’s manager who put me in touch with a person that gave me all the details!

Say hello to DJ’s Hublot Big Bang Chronograph “Beverly Hills” Special Edition! Only 25 pieces were made for the entire world in 2017 and even Google can only find a few Japanese websites that list it.

The “Beverly Hills” is a 44mm Big Bang Chronograph with the top and bottom pieces of the case being made from Tungsten, with a satin finish. Sandwiched between the 2 Tungsten case parts is a blue composite resin containing the blue rubber and stainless steel crown and pushers. The bezel is also satin Tungsten with a bezel lug done in the same blue composite resin as the middle case.

This case back is made from titanium and features the Special Edition engravings as well as a sapphire crystal window. The crystal also has “90210 B.H.” painted on the inside to pay homage to the Beverly Hills zip code. Each of the 25 units made has XX/25 engraved to prove that this is a very limited edition.

The Tungsten bezel is of course held down with 6 of the legendary Hublot H screws. If you have read my previous WOTW articles on this watch, you know that dial has been my biggest adversary. Well, the dial is crafted from Blue Carbon Fiber, as I had previously thought, with Rhodium plated sub-dials. The date window is at 4:30 and has white numerals on a black background.

The Big Bang’s hands and hour markers are done in a matching Rhodium that is satin finished. The minute and hour hands, along with the hour markers, are filled with a white luminescent for easy reading in low light.

Internally the “Beverly Hills” uses Hublot’s HUB4100 self-winding automatic movement to keep precise time. The HUB4100 is made from 252 components, including 27 jewels, and offers the lucky 25 owners 42 hours of power reserve.

The strap on the “Beverly Hills” is unique as well, being made from black alligator leather, blue rubber, and containing matching black stitching. The back of the straps has “BEVERLY HILLS” engraved and filled with grey lacquer that matches the stainless steel deployant buckle clasp.

The only spec I don’t know is the price, but I saw an old listing on a Japanese website for 998,000 Yen ($9,416) but I have to think these would go for substantially more now.

Dustin made his road to winning his first FedEx Cup look so easy—much easier than finding his exact watch reference. What a way to end a strange 2019-2020 PGA Tour season, which was more exciting than any of us could have hoped. I know we will see more of DJ—and his Big Bang “Beverly Hills”—holding up trophies next year! I hope he puts some of that $15 million into some more limited edition watches for us to find!

Your Reaction?
  • 48
  • LEGIT10
  • WOW3
  • LOL3
  • IDHT0
  • FLOP1
  • OB3
  • SHANK21

Continue Reading

WITB

Facebook

Trending