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Since Bubba Watson's win at The Masters, everything he says, does and wears gets a whole lot of extra attention, including his Richard Mille watch, said to be worth $525,000. At that price, can you believe there is no GPS in Bubba Watson's golf watch? So what makes it so pricey and what makes it a golf watch?
First of all, it's designed by luxury watchmaker Richard Mille. The RM 038 Tourbillon is able to work in golf's extreme conditions with 3 specifications: lightness, extreme shock resistance and comfort. The baseplate, bridges and balance cock are made of grade 5 titanium, which allows the whole assembly to be given great rigidity, as well as precise surface flatness. It's also a limited edition – rumor has it only 38 will be made.
It's an interesting looking watch for sure, but my needs and budget are better suited to the golf watch Bubba promotes in commercials… the MOTOACTV Golf Watch!
MOTOACTV Golf Watch