The illustrious 150th Golf Open Championship begins on the 14th July. The Open Championship, better known as ‘The Open’, is one of golf’s most prestigious and historical tournaments, held annually across leading golf courses across the United Kingdom.
This year, the Golf Open returns to St Andrews, to be played at the historic ‘Old Course’. The ‘Old Course’ is known as the home of golf, and the 150th Golf Open Championship returns to St Andrews to celebrate the historic achievement of the sport and promises a celebration of the sport that is both watched and played by millions across the world.
Whether you are a seasoned golf fan who’s been waiting in anticipation for the excitement of this event or completely new to the world of golf; we are here to share some of the best watches that you can expect to see on the golf course. After all, the world of horology and golf have always been intertwined, whether as major sponsors of golf tournaments or as a regular accessory that is worn when playing the unrivalled sport.
Rolex has become synonymous with the sport of golf, with a number of world renown golf players like Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player sporting the gold Rolex Day-Dates throughout their illustrious careers. Others like Tiger Woods and Hideki Matsuyama are known for their association with wearing a range of Rolex watches in their role as a Rolex ambassador.
If you are considering wearing your personal Rolex when spectating, the Berkeley Double Watch Slipcase is here for you. Made from the finest quality soft pebble grain leather and lined in soft suede, the Berkeley Double Watch Slipcase offers only the best protection when carrying around your timepieces. Featuring a cut-out that can accommodate two timepieces at a time, why not carry a Rolex Cellini and a Rolex Daytona with you while you watch The Open.
Another watch brand that has historically been associated with the sport of golf has been Omega. As a brand ambassador, the former world number one, Rory McIlroy has made the Omega timepieces a common sight at golf tournaments. Since beginning their partnership with the Northern Irish golfer, Omega has designed the Seamaster Aqua Terra Ultra Light along with the Omega Speedmaster ‘57 Special Edition.
If you need the perfect way to store your Omega timepieces, the Brompton Eight Watch Box has everything you need; style, safety, and practicality. The Watch Box is beautifully handcrafted in a premium crocodile-effect leather that compliments the style of any Omega timepiece. Additionally, the Watch Box features a suede lining and lock and key closure to safely store your Omega timepieces when you are not wearing them. With the capacity to hold up to eight timepieces, the Brompton Watch Box is perfect for storing your complete personal Omega watch collection.
For a more modern approach to watchmaking, there is no other name than Richard Mille. The watchmaker is known all around the world for their innovation and exquisite technology that has allowed them to design the best watches that withstand the pressures of active sport. On the golf course, you will likely see a Richard Mille timepiece worn by none other than Bubba Watson, the American major winning golf champion. Watson has long been associated with Richard Mille and can be seen wearing the RM 055 Manual Winding ‘Bubba Watson’ a timepiece specially designed to withstand the swings of golf players when worn. Other world renown golfers like Cristie Kerr also wear their Richard Mille timepiece on the golf course, with Kerr sporting a titanium RM 007 when in competition.
If you seek to emulate those golfing greats with your own set of Richard Mille timepieces when out playing golf, why not store them in our Vantage Three Watch Roll. The perfect travel companion, crafted from smooth genuine leather and a smooth suede lining. With a trendy hexagonal shape, the Vantage Three Watch Roll is as unique as any Richard Mille timepiece that you might decide to store inside. Available in three chic colour variations to match any of the stylish colours of the whole Richard Mille watch range.
So whether you’re watching the British Open for the first time this year or a seasoned golf fan just waiting in anticipation for the one of the great occasions in golfing history, Rapport London is here to make that day a little more special! Enjoy and celebrate the 150th year of the sport returning to its historical place of origins.