PGA Tour championship golfer, and the latest champion of The Masters, Bubba Watson has been slowly changing the face of the game, partially through his shot making ability, partially through his open, honest emotional persona, and part through his fashion. Yes, fashion.
The three-time Tour winner is sponsored by club-maker Ping (www.ping.com), designer apparel brand, Travis Mathew (http://www.travismathew.com), and perhaps most notably by luxury watch manufacturer, Richard Mille (http://www.richardmille.com). Bubba’s timepiece isn’t your average wrist watch; it’s valued at over a half-million dollars and is part of only a limited run of 38 produced worldwide.
The RM 038 Bubba Watson by Richard Mille costs a cool $525,000 and was made specifically for Bubba himself. The ultra-light watch is shock resistant, and was made to withstand the specific wear and tear associated with professional golf without losing accuracy. The white-tinted watch is made of magnesium alloy, has a rubber band, and has a manually wound tourbillon to counteract the G forces associated with Bubba’s swing.
The exclusive, limited edition timepiece was first launched in 2011. Currently the RM 038 Bubba Watson is off the market worldwide. So if you didn’t throw down in ’11, or get a good unofficial replica, you’re out of luck.
But if you’re a luxury brand looking to sponsor someone who fits the bill, Bubba just may be your man.