Richard Mille demonstrates the prowess of his machines for the wrist at the Terre Blanche Golf Resort

Maria Doulton catches up with Bubba Watson and Diana Luna at the Richard Mille Pro-Am tournament at the Terre Blanche Golf Resort this November in Provence.

RichardMille001

Richard Mille, the man, says he is not afraid of challenges, so he has introduced his eponymous watches to one of the hardest-hitting sports: golf. And to demonstrate the prowess of his machines for the wrist, Richard Mille organised a Pro-Am tournament at the Terre Blanche Golf Resort this November in Provence, Southern France.

And what better way to demonstrate the shock-resistance, lightness and ergonomics of his watch than to show them in action on the wrist of two great players. Bubba Watson, the laid-back big-swinging Florida golfer joined the tournament with his Richard Mille watch on his wrist. For the occasion, Bubba Watson, with his southern charm and drawl, was wearing the special edition 038 Bubba Watson Victory watch, embellished with a green flange to commemorate that unbelievable, against-all-odds shot he took from amongst the pine trees that won him the Master Championship in Augusta, USA, last year. Only four of these watches have been made and number 1 was on his wrist.

I caught up with Bubba Watson and Italian champion Diana Luna to find out just how these watches perform under pressure on the fairway and spoke to Richard Mille about why he chooses to subject his watches to such extreme challenges.

Editor's Pick

The Jewellery Editor is for sale

Help us make the future bright

Since founding The Jewellery Editor in 2010, we have grown our digital magazine to be the number one global source of information and inspiration for fine jewellery and luxury watches.

3,500 articles, 150 videos with over 5 million views and a reach of over 2 million per month on social media later, we have offered unparalleled and highly respected coverage of our sector. However, despite our editorial success, we are financially struggling as an independent publisher.

Entirely funded, owned and run by Christine and Maria in London, we are now looking to sell The Jewellery Editor so that it can continue to grow. As e-commerce becomes a priority in our industry, we believe there is huge potential for engaging editorial content and are seeking a buyer who shares our values and passion so that under their guidance we can give a bright future to the platform and help us grow our business to the next stage.

If you are interested to discuss the above, please contact [email protected]

Alternatively, if you are willing to help, you can donate so that in the meantime, we can continue to publish more interesting content.

Terms and conditions

READ MORE

RECOMMENDED

MOST POPULAR

We use our own and third party cookies to improve your experience and our services. If you continue, we consider that you accept their use. You can get more information on your website at cookies policy.