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WOTW: Collin Morikawa’s Omega Speedmaster ’57 and Seamaster 300 from the PGA Championship

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PGA champion Collin Morikawa has to be the happiest 23 year old on the planet right now. He shot a 64 on Sunday to win the PGA Championship at Harding Park. Winning your first major at such a young age is so special and to celebrate Collin had two watches to look at!

Morikawa was wearing his Omega Speedmaster ’57 CO-AXIAL Chronograph while hoisting The Wanamaker trophy and received an Omega Seamaster 300 Master CO-AXIAL for his win!

WOTW 1 Specs

Watch: Omega Speedmaster ’57 CO-AXIAL Chronograph
Reference: 331.10.42.51.01.001
Limited: No
Case: Stainless Steel
Bezel: Tachymeter Stainless Steel
Size: 41.5mm
Movement: Calibre Omega 9300
Power Reserve: 60 hours
Glass: Anti-reflective Sapphire Crystal
Water Resistance: 100 Meters
Bracelet: Stainless Steel
Price: $9,000

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Watch: Omega Seamaster 300 Master CO-AXIAL
Reference: 233.20.41.21.01.001
Limited: No
Case: Steel and Sedna Gold
Bezel: 18k Sedna Gold
Size: 41mm
Movement: Calibre Omega 8400, 39 Jewels
Power Reserve: 60 hours
Glass: Domed Anti-reflective Sapphire Crystal
Water Resistance: 300 Meters
Bracelet: Steel and Sedna Gold
Price: $12,600

Omega has been a longtime supporter of athletics and is even the official timer of the Olympic Games. The company has been producing high-end, precision timepieces since 1848 when they were founded by Louis Brandt. In 1903 the name was officially changed to Omega, and since then, they have made some of the most iconic watches in history.

Morikawa had two Omega watches after winning the 2020 PGA Championship: a Speedmaster ’57 that he wore back in July when he won the Workday Charity Open and a new Seamaster 300 that was a gift from Omega after winning the PGA Championship.

We will start with the new Seamaster 300 Master CO-AXIAL, a legendary name in dive watches. The Seamaster was first shown to the public in 1948 during the celebration of Omega’s 100th anniversary. The Seamaster is one of Omega’s best selling models and is the oldest model name in the current lineup. Seamaster watches were influenced by watches that the British Military wore during World War II.

Fast forward to the current generation, the Seamaster 300 is a completely upgraded timepiece with a style that takes cues from its long heritage. Collin’s Seamaster is 41mm and the case is made from stainless steel and Omega’s own 18k Sedna gold. Sedna Gold is a mix of gold, palladium, and copper that offers a unique shade of rose gold while also being durable enough for dive use. Sedna Gold will hold it color and shine even after a countless number of dives. The unidirectional bezel is crafted from the same 18k Sedna Gold and contains a black ceramic insert that is virtually scratchproof. The black dial is sand-blasted for a vintage matte finish and the hour markers are filled with a version of Omega’s Super-LumiNova that provides that same vintage look. Super-LumiNova is a luminescent paint that glows extremely bright for easy reading in low light or underwater. Covering the dial is a domed sapphire crystal that has anti-reflective treatment on the inside.

On the back of the case is another sapphire crystal that allows you to see the self-winding automatic Calibre 8400 movement. The Calibre 8400 utilizes Omega’s CO-AXIAL escapement for better efficiency, durability, and resistance to shocks. The 8400 uses two barrels mounted in series for faster winding time and a 60-hour power reserve. Made from non-ferrous metals, the 8400 can also resist magnetic fields stronger than 15,000 gauss. Stainless steel and Sedna Gold, 3-piece bracelet hold the Seamaster 300 on your wrist. Each bracelet is made from solid flat links, the center being polished Sedna Gold while the outside steel links are brushed. A rack-and-pusher clasp allows for quick and tool-free adjustment to dial in the perfect fit.

Collin wore his Omega Speedmaster ’57 CO-AXIAL after he won the Workday Charity Open back in July and had it on again when he almost tossed the lid of the Wanamaker trophy into Lake Merced! The Omega Speedmaster was introduced in 1957 as a watch to use for timing of racing events. Omega has been big into timing racing as they have been the official timekeeper of the Olympics for years now. The current Speedmaster ’57 line pays homage to the original Speedmaster but implements current technology.

Internally, the Calibre Omega 9300 self-winding automatic movement contains Omega’s CO-AXIAL escapement for better energy transfer. The 9300 utilizes a silicon balance-spring on free sprung-balance, 2 barrels mounted in series for more efficiency, and a 60-hour power reserve. Protecting the 9300 is a 41.5mm stainless steel case with a large display back to view the movement.

On top of the case is a stainless steel bezel with a Tachymeter scale with a brushed finish. The black dial has large, rectangular hour markers filled with luminescent material and the date window at 6 o’clock. The dial also includes two subdials, one at 3 o’clock that is a 12 hour and a 60-minute recorder while the 9 o’clock sub-dial is for seconds. A sapphire crystal with anti-reflective on both sides covers the dial and is extremely scratch resistant.

Morikawa’s Speedmaster also features a bracelet crafted from flat pieces of stainless steel. Those flat center lugs are polished while the outside lugs get a brushed finish for a case-complimenting two-tone look. The bracelet comes together using a deployment clasp that has a large Omega symbol engraved in it.

I want to give a HUGE congratulations to Collin on his win and what will probably be the first of many majors! He has so many years ahead of him and will soon big a big star on the PGA Tour. Let’s just hope that he continues to expand his watch collection!

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WOTW: Phil Mickelson’s Rolex Yacht-Master 40 in Rose Gold

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Phil Mickelson is two-for-two on the PGA Tour Champions, winning his second start at the Dominion Energy Charity Classic last weekend. Phil shot a stellar final round 65 to win by 3 strokes over fellow lefty, and former Master champion, Mike Weir. On his wrist throughout the tournament looks to be his new favorite watch, the Rolex Yacht-Master 40 in rose gold and featuring a Rolex’s rubber strap.


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Rolex Yacht-Master 40
Reference: m126655-0002
Year: 2019 – Present
Limited: No
Case: Everose Gold
Bezel: Black Cerachrom Ceramic
Dial: Matte Black
Size: 40mm
Movement: Rolex 3235, 31 Jewels
Power Reserve: 70 Hours
Glass: Sapphire Crystal
Water Resistance: 100 Meters
Bracelet: Oysterflex Rubber Bracelet
Price: $27,300

The Rolex Yacht-Master started life as a prototype in the ’60s but never was released to the public. It had to wait 30 years to finally show its luxurious style to buyers. Where the Rolex Submariner is the ultimate tool watch, meant for professional divers, the Yacht-Master is its more stylish sibling. Yacht-Masters are typically made from precious metals like gold and platinum and feature a more detailed embossed bezel. Phil’s Yacht-Master 40 was released in 2019 and features an updated movement with a 70-hour power reserve and the addition of the adjustable GlideLock system in the clasp.

As the name of the watch implies, this Yacht-Master is 40mm wide and has a case made from 18ct Everose gold. Everose is Rolex’s own rose gold alloy that resists corrosion and keeps its color even when exposed to saltwater repeatedly. The screw-down case back and Triplock waterproof crown help give the Yacht-Master 40 a 100m water resistance rating. The Yacht-Master bezel is an iconic Rolex style that sets it apart from any other watch in the line. The bezel is bidirectional and made from Everose gold, containing a matte black Cerachrom ceramic insert. The dial is finished in a matching matte black and has hour markers crafted from Everose gold and filled with Rolex’s Chromalight luminescent material for easy reading in low light. That dial is covered with a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal that contains a magnifying cyclops lens over the date at 3 o’clock. Internally is an updated Rolex 3235 self-winding, automatic movement boasting 70 hours of power reserve. The 3235 is a certified chronometer containing 31 jewels and running at 28,800 VpH Holding the Yacht-Master on Phil’s wrist is a Rolex Oysterflex bracelet made from rubber. The Oysterflex contains titanium and nickel alloy “blades” that are encased in rubber for durability. There is also a cushioning system molded into the rubber for added comfort. The clasp is an Oysterlock with the new Glidelock system that lets you adjust the band length a total of 15mm in 2.5mm increments for the perfect fit.

Phil had been a long time Rolex Cellini wearer on the course and it is nice to see him make the move to a sports watch. The Everose Yacht-Master is perfect for hitting bombs and adds a style to Phil’s ensemble that only he can pull off. We haven’t seen the last of Phil, and his Yacht-Master 40, in the winner’s circle!

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WOTW: Martin Laird’s TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre 16

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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.

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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!

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

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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!

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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!

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