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The fourth watch produced during Watson’s 10 year partnership with the brand and the third tourbillon calibre, the new Tourbillon RM 38-02 Bubba Watson is designed to withstand 10,000G, compared to the 50,000G experienced by a golf ball in the modern game.
Its striking pink and white Quartz TPT case and handpainted pink grade 5 titanium bridges also represents something of a gift to Watson, who is known for playing with a pink Ping driver.
“I have been pushing Richard for a pink watch for ten years and here it is,” says Watson.
The watch is based around a Carbon TPT baseplate and features an asymmetric case designed to prevent contact between the crown and Watson’s wrist when playing.
The Tourbillon RM 38-02 Bubba Watson is available now via Richard Mille with price on application, as a limited edition of 50 pieces.
In other watch news, Gerald Genta’s custom Audemars Piguet Royal Oak sells at auction for record sum.