TAG Heuer Announces New Professional Golf Watch
The TAG Heuer golf watch will ship in April of this year, but supply will be limitedto only 4,000 pieces. The retail price should be somewhere around $1,100 --not bad, considering it's a limited edition "specialty" watch,and a portion of the sales will be donated to the Tiger Woods Foundation, a nonprofitorganization which helps disadvantaged children reach their potential. In fact, maybeI'll take up golf just so I can justify getting one. The TAG Heuer professional golf watch is definitely the way to go if you wantsomething unobtrusive and elegant. If you more the high-tech type, you might wantto check out the SuuntoG9 and SuuntoG3 "wrist-top computer" golf watches.TAG Heuer, along with golf genius Tiger Woods, announced a new professional golfwatch yesterday. I'm not a golfer myself, but apparently the conventional wisdomhas always been that you remove your watch when playing a serious match becauseit can interfere with your swing in several different ways. TAG Heuer and TigerWoods set out to change all that by creating a professional golf watch that workswith golfers rather than against them.Features of the TAG Heuer golf watchLightweight titanium construction. When a watch has to be lightweight and strong,titanium is the only way to go. Apparently the TAG Heuer professional golfwatch is 60% lighter than TAG's other steel watches.Integrated clasp design. The clasp is actually integrated into the case of thewatch to keep it out of the way. To release the strap, press the two safety releasebuttons at the 10 and 2 o'clock positions.Inverted crown position. The crown of the TAG Heuer golf watch is at the 9 o'clockposition rather than the traditional 3 o'clock position to keep it from digginginto the golfer's wrist or snagging on his glove. Personally, I wouldn't mindseeing non-sports watches designed that way.Silicon, slide-proof strap. It's lightweight and very flexible, shock absorbent,and can expand and contract with the golfer's wrist as necessary.Shock resistant. Over time, many watches can be damaged by the repetitive shockof a good, solid golf swing, but not the TAG Heuer professional golf watch.Apparently, the watch can absorb 45 times the shock generated by a typical golfswing.Quartz movement. Automatic watches can be damaged by the rotor revolving tooviolently during movements like tennis or golf swings, so TAG Heuer wisely wentwith quartz for the professional golf watch.Tiger Wood's logo on the dial and signature on the caseback. I don't know howmuch that will actually help your game, but it's a nice touch.Luminous hands and hour markers.