Sebastian Soderberg of Sweden took home the trophy, red championship jacket and a new OMEGA Seamaster Aqua Terra 150M Master Chronometer
The first day of September saw the culmination of the 2019 OMEGA Masters in Crans-Montana, Switzerland. After a tense play-off involving five golfers—including Rory McIlroy, who currently holds the title of World Number 2 in the sport—Sebastian Soderberg of Sweden emerged as the undisputed champion.
The OMEGA Masters—also known as the OMEGA European Masters—is technically the Swiss stop of the European Tour. It was founded in 1923 as the Swiss Open and since 1939, the tournament has been held at the Golf-Club Crans-sur-Sierre at Crans-Montana, Switzerland. In 2001, OMEGA became the title sponsor of the event, adding its own rich heritage to the storied tournament.
This year’s OMEGA Masters marks the 80th edition of the tournament and the 19th with OMEGA’s support. “The OMEGA Masters is one of our favorites sporting competitions and it has been great to watch another year of top talent right here at our home in Switzerland,” said Raynald Aeschlimann, President and CEO of OMEGA. “Many congratulations to Sebastian Soderberg. He showed exactly what it takes to win here and he should be immensely proud of his achievement.”
Soderberg, who was lauded for his superb precision and play, won not only a trophy and a check, but also the coveted red championship jacket and an impressive OMEGA Seamaster Aqua Terra 150M Master Chronometer. As the name implies, the movement of the watch—the OMEGA Master Chronometer calibre 8901—is certified according to the industry’s highest standards for precision and performance by the Swiss Federal Institute of Metrology or METAS. Accurate beyond the already stringent standards for a regular chronometer, a Master Chronometer-certified watch like this one also provides superb anti-magnetic protection. Design-wise, this sleek Seamaster comes in a 41mm case in 18K Sedna gold and features a sun-brushed brown dial with a distinctive pattern reminiscent of teak.
It was certainly a most fitting timepiece for a champion.
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