World Class Golf Returns To Dubai With The Omega Dubai Desert Classic 2015

Omega serves as title-sponsor for the Desert Classic for the sixth time.

The world’s best golfers, including global number one Rory McIlroy, are set to swing into action at the OMEGA Dubai Desert Classic 2015 at the Emirates Golf Club. The tournament tees off on Thursday 29 January and will continue through Sunday 1 February. It marks the sixth time that Omega has title-sponsored the Desert Classic as part of its strong commitment to supporting golf in the region.

The tournament will feature Omega’s very own golfing ambassador superstars Rory McIlroy and Sergio Garcia who are ranked number one and number six in the world respectively.

Raynald Aeschlimann, Vice President and International Sales Director of OMEGA, said: “The OMEGA Dubai Desert Classic has grown and developed over the years to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with the very best international golf tournaments. The appeal of the OMEGA Dubai Desert Classic, both globally and regionally, lies in its ability to attract top ranking golfers and to uphold the sophistication of the game. It is justifiably described today as the ‘Major of the Middle East’.”

Last year, the tournament celebrated 25 years of golfing excellence and as title sponsor, Omega was proud to work with event organisers to welcome every surviving previous champion to compete. Defending champion Stephen Gallacher held off intense challenges from a talented field.

OMEGA’s title sponsorship of leading golf tournaments has been a part of the luxury brand’s dedication to upholding the elegance and mastery of the game of golf, while also helping to encourage the global growth of the sport and strengthen golf in new regions to enhance its worldwide appeal.

The OMEGA Dubai Desert Classic has beena a part of the European Tour since its inception in 1989, and OMEGA recently announced that it would continue to be the title sponsor of the Dubai Desert Classsic, and has extended its contract to the 2017 edition.

The Luxurious Winner’s Watch – The OMEGA Seamaster Aqua Terra 150M Master Co-Axial

Along with the championship trophy and a check, the winner of the OMEGA Dubai Desert Classic 2015 will be presented with a luxurious OMEGA Seamaster Aqua Terra 150M Master Co-Axial – an innovative and stylish timepiece that is equipped with a fully anti-magnetic mechanical movement.

This classic timepiece, with its 18K red gold case, features a lacquered grey dial decorated with the Teak Concept pattern that the watches in this collection are known for. A date window at the 3 o’clock position graces the dial and is complemented by 18K red gold indexes.

The 41.5 mm Seamaster Aqua Terra 150M Master Co-Axial is presented on a brown leather strap with an 18K red gold buckle. Its transparent caseback allows an unobstructed view of the revolutionary OMEGA Master Co-Axial calibre 8501 which boasts the precision and reliability of its Co-Axial cousins and the ability to resist strong magnetic fields greater than 15,000 gauss.

The hole-in-one watch

Any golfer, who, with incredible precision and just a bit of luck, scores the first hole-in-one on the 7th hole at the OMEGA Dubai Desert Classic, will be awarded an OMEGA Seamaster Aqua Terra 150M Master Co-Axial wristwatch. This timeless 41.5 mm model, with its 18K red gold bezel and understated stainless steel casebody, is fitted with the anti-magnetic OMEGA Master Co-Axial calibre 8500.

The rarity of a hole in one during a tournament was demonstrated by the fact that Omega golf ambassador Rory McIlroy only achieved his first hole in one in a professional tournament this year.