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Tiger Woods’ Odd Choice Of Rolex Was The Real Winner Of The Masters Tournament

Redefining the rolling green.

If you’ve been living under a rock this weekend then you would have missed the news that Tiger Woods just won the Masters Tournament after a historic 11 year comeback. It’s a story worthy of a biographic film…but we’re not here to talk about that.

The real winner of one of the world’s biggest golfing tournaments? Woods’ high-performance Rolex Deepsea D-Blue Sea-Dweller created to honour the deep sea documentary work of James Cameron. Now the first question that comes to our mind is: “What the…?”

Golf is a prestigious sport which watchmakers like Rolex have long been associated with, but to see a bonafide diver’s watch alongside a green jacket is surprising even for us. As an ambassador for Rolex one would think Woods would have opted for something a little more…aesthetically fitting – a Rolex Daytona, Datejust or GMT, perhaps? But no.


The star of the show was a robust and chunky diver’s watch from the Crown which you can actually buy for AU$16,800. Not a bad proposition at all considering the hype surrounding all the other Rolex pieces these days. So let’s take a closer look at this marvellous diving timepiece which ironically captured the hearts of golfers today.

The Rolex Deepsea D-Blue Sea-Dweller first debuted back in 2014 but has since seen an update in 2018 along with other Sea-Dweller pieces. The most prominent feature of the watch is a blue-black gradient dial which mimics the deep sea as one descends. Following closely behind is the 3,900m water-resistant rating – not as hardcore as Cameron’s submarine which boasts a 12,000 metre depth rating but still sufficient nonetheless.

The third point worth mentioning is the fact that it’s a big watch. At 17.7mm thick, 44mm wide and 5mm of sapphire crystal over the dial, one would wonder how well it sits under the jacket cuff. Whilst the body and Oyster-style bracelet is 904L stainless steel, the titanium caseback should help with keeping off some mass.

But hey, the guy just won what’s arguably the biggest game of his career so he can wear what he damn feels. You do you Tiger, you do you.

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  • Victor Stieg

    are you kidding me that his watch made this much fuss and its considered news u new age media people are ridiculous

  • PingPalHal

    I don’t think it’s odd at all. It makes perfect sense. The watch has to be able to perform under the most immense pressure, and rise from the depths of darkness successfully.

  • Mike

    Love that watch. It’s about 44mm and thicker not like the other smaller pieces they make. It doesn’t look like a ladies watch. I’ve seen Tiger wearing this model elsewhere, he wears it well.

  • Michael Lewis

    Not surprising – one of his hobbies is diving. He’s worn it often.

  • bbookman

    The accomplishment is his winning The Masters in a remarkable comeback. His choice of watch is really quite irrelevant. I have a DSSD and a few others. They have no connection with my accomplishments in my career.

  • Greg Maxim

    Who the fuck cares what kind of watch he’s wearing. Don’t you people have anything else to write about besides useless nonsense like this. Don’t hate on the deep sea bc you as a hack writer can’t afford one Mr huynh. Let the man enjoy his victory instead of cutting him down for his choice of watch.

  • Klaus Von Beagleman DeRothschi

    Well you cared enough to click on it read and comment cock breath

  • Greg Maxim

    I didn’t read anything and i commented because it’s a fuckin ignorant article ok vaginal crease

  • Greg Maxim

    What’s the matter you can’t afford one either moose knuckle

  • Bobby

    Totally awesome watch….it is the ultimate dive watch….

  • Martino Dini

    This is the classical article mad to push people to leave stupid comments to create stupid debates.

    Is called stupidity cicle but it need stupidity to work. Well done Greg!

  • nicvin

    A watch is a watch is a time keeping device with extras like a date, in case you cannot remember, a bezel to time how long you have left your car at a ticking parking meter and yes, the most important thing; its water proof so you can tell the time when you are drowning. I am currently wearing a Tag Heuer, Formula 1, 200M Blue Dial Men’s Watch which does all of the above.


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