Save for a few slow-rollers on Tour, life on the links passes unburdened by a shot clock. Within a brisk, four-hour round, time is an ally. Cement the bond with a game-changing timepiece (you deserve it!) like the stunners here. You’ll get it: Golf, regardless of budget or taste, is never a good watch spoiled.
Sporty and Classy
These workhorses are high on utility as well as style. With its blue face and rubber strap, one of the most highly regarded diving watches, the Omega Seamaster ($6,500), is ready for any deep dive—or drive. The motor racing–inspired Tag Heuer Carrera Automatic Chronograph ($4,900), with black face, gets a sleek update with rose-gold arms. The Rado Hyperchrome Automatic Chronograph ($4,650) shifts seamlessly between course, clubhouse and corporate settings.
The Sky’s the Limit
Let’s face it: You’re a baller, from your minuscule handicap to your custom-fitted forged musclebacks. When you’ve got it, flaunt it, right? Set your sights on this trio of timepieces, starting from the top with the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore ($69,100)—its “hammer” effect (on pink gold) screams rugged bling. Hublot’s Big Bang Unico Golf ($32,500) watch lets you calculate your score from the fairways before turning heads back at the clubhouse. Breitling’s Superocean Heritage Chronograph ($7,665), with its sleek black face and sleeker rubber strap, is a little more on the subtle side.
These technical whizzes prove to your foursome that you’re serious about how you play the game, to say nothing about your interests in game-tracking gadgetry and style. Casio’s Pro Trek smart watch (left, $549) has navigation features for numerous outdoor sports to keep you on track for any adventure, while Garmin adds another model to its trendsetting Approach line ($299) with score-keeping, stat-tracking and course-plotting displays.
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