What watch is strong enough to take on Tiger Wood’s golf swing?
Tiger Woods has had his ups and downs over the last few years, but it seems as if he has finally turned the corner on his adulterous past. Woods, who now has 75 PGA wins to brag about, has dealt with many of his sponsors dropping him due to his relationship issues. Rolex, however, has decided that questionable relationships and decisions have nothing to do with the exceptional ability Tiger has when it comes to golf.
This is not the first time Tiger has been an endorser for Rolex. Back in his early pro days in 1996, Woods promoted the Rolex Tudor line, which is now discontinued. After that, Tiger was a sponsor for Tag Heuer, who dropped him after news of his scandal came to light. While that may have been an issue for Tag, Rolex chose to focus more on Tiger’s golfing history and abilities to make their decision, with a Rolex spokesperson stating that Woods has “a long career ahead of him, and has all the qualities required to continue to mark the history of golf”. This says quite a bit about the impression Woods has made not only in the golfing world, but also to those in the sponsorship world.
So, what kind of tough watch can stand up to the powerful golf swing of Tiger Woods? That would be the Rolex Oyster Perpetual Day-Date II. This 41mm perpetual day-date watch is only available in gold and platinum, and was designed to handle the brutality of Tiger’s swings, even though he does not typically wear the timepiece when he is golfing. Instead, his watch has a special place in his bag so that it does not throw off the delicate balance of his swing.
The Rolex Oyster Perpetual Day-Date II in platinum is enhanced with an officially certified superlative chronometer. This mechanism is a precision movement that is designed to make it better than any other watch available. Most superlative chronometers are sent to the prestigious Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres, a Swiss Chronometer Testing Institute. Watches that contain these movements are generally given specs that are in the range of minus 4 seconds to plus 6 seconds in their timekeeping accuracy. Rolex, however, takes their specifications a step farther.
Rolex sends their chronometers to COSC in order to get the certification for their timepieces, but once the chronometer is returned after testing and certification, Rolex retests and adjusts the movement so that it meets their even stricter demands of being accurate within minus 1 second to plus 5 seconds each day. This helps Rolex create a timepiece that exceeds the industry standards, making it worthy of being worn by Tiger Woods.
The Rolex Oyster Perpetual Day-Date II worn by Tiger Woods is an amazing example of Rolex’s dedication to expert craftsmanship. If you are interested in wearing this amazingly elegant and superlative timepiece, you can get one of your own for a mere $34,750. If you think the price tag is a little hefty, there are other Rolex Oyster Perpetual models that fetch lower (but not necessarily low enough for some people) price.