Wrapping up the 148th Open Championship at Royal Portrush Golf Club in County Antrim, Northern Ireland, everyone is talking about Shane Lowry’s masterful win at this year’s British Open. The perfect moment to relish in the glory – given the rain and wind – and to also take a closer look at the Hublot Big Bang Unico Golf Carbon Blue Watch and Tag Heuer Connected Golf Edition watches.
Hublot Big Bang Unico Golf Carbon Blue Watch
Let’s first talk about the Hublot Big Bang Unico Golf Carbon Blue Watch, which is a color upgrade to the world’s first mechanical golf watch that debuted in 2017. A solid watch to play with, Hublot has gone an extra tee and drive to ensure it lives up to the rigors of playing the course. It sports an aperture display and the blue color gives it an extremely distinct look. The 45mm Taxalium case is strong enough to endure a round of golf.
The case is crafted by blending fiberglass and aluminum and then teamed with a thin layer of carbon, making it a super strong and ultra-light case. Weighing in at a mere 100 grams, this watch houses the MHUB1580 movement, which helps golfers keep a track of the hole scores as they progress throughout a round of play. The movement also provides 72-hours of power reserve, which is decent.
There are three pushers on the watch and are located at the at 2 o’clock, 4 o’clock, and 8 o’clock, each with a purpose: the one at 2 o’clock is for counting the shots and the aperture at 9 o’clock showcases the hole number. You hit the 4 o’clock pusher once you have holed your putt – and moves you to the next hole in turn, showcased at 9 o’clock – and then resets your shot counter, which is at 3 o’clock, to zero. At the same time your total score is tallied through a double-window at 6 o’clock.
There is a Tee-shaped pusher seen at the 8 o’clock spot, and it functions to reset the counters to ‘zero’ at the end of a round. Hublot ensures that you don’t move it accidentally by building a mechanism that requires you to turn the pusher to 45 degrees to unlock, and then use.
Limited to 200 pieces, you can snap this watch for $32,500.
Tag Heuer Connected Golf Edition
Let’s talk about the Tag Heuer Connected Golf Edition smartwatch, which is accompanied with a matching Golfing App. The Connected Golf Edition is similar to the Connected Modular watch and even sports the same case design and hardware. The dial is actually a 1.39-inch wide display with a resolution of 400 x 400 pixels.
It serves the purpose of tracking your golf game and the pixel density count of 287 PPI is sufficient. Unlike a mechanical watch with a magnificent movement, this timepiece comes with an Intel Atom processor, 512MB of memory, and 4GB of storage.
The 45mm sandblasted titanium case teams well with the black ceramic bezel, which incidentally is engraved with the words ‘Golf Edition’ and a scale of 1 to 18, representing the number of holes on the course. Features of the app that runs on the watch include 3D renderings of an astounding 39,000 courses. The built-in GPS is accurate enough (1 meter) to show you the distance to greens and hazards.
The watch records details like shot distances and scores, among other standard features of golf watch. The Tag Heuer Connected Golf Edition comes with a 25-hour battery life and is water resistant to 50 meters, it is priced at $1,850.