Breitling is taking a break from zeroing in on its framework of entertainers and competitors to go outdated with another golf brand envoy, American Gary Woodland, who won the U.S. Open this year. And it appears Breitling may have gotten the thought from a blog post calling attention to that Woodland had no support bargain at the hour of his success prior this summer.
Breitling has recently made proficient golf player Gary Woodland an authority “Companion of the Brand.” (Image: Breitling)
No Watch Sponsor at the U.S. Open
Golf WRX brought up that Woodland was not wearing a watch when he lifted the notorious prize at Pebble Beach; the top-level competition is obviously a Rolex supported occasion, however Woodland’s unexpected win – it was his first significant title – appears to have gotten the unbelievable Swiss brand snoozing for once. As we announced in June , Rolex brand minister and consecutive reigning champ Brooks Koepka was generally expected to win his third consecutive U.S. Open yet was in the long run surpassed by Woodland.
The limited edition Superocean Heritage II Chronograph includes a dark bezel and a green dial. (Picture: Breitling)
Gary Woodland and Breitling
Breitling immediately surged in to sign the recently printed champ, whom as Golf WRX noted was at that point a Breitling proprietor; the lone watch they’d at any point seen a photo of him wearing was a Navitimer Chronograph GMT. Woodland is currently an authority “Companion of the Brand,” and to stamp the event Breitling USA President Thierry Prissert has given him a Breitling Superocean Heritage II Chronograph 46 USA Limited Edition , no. 119 of just 200 made.
A pleasant enough watch, with a natty green dial and a $6,940 sticker price, yet nothing too awesome as we would see it. In any event they went to the difficulty of etching Woodland’s name and “2019 U.S. Open Champion” on the caseback. The Heritage II gives recognition to a vintage Breitling Superocean model from 1957. Woodland, 35, didn’t by and large come all of a sudden, obviously; yet preceding this, since turning star in 2007, he had scored just fix triumphs, two on the Nationwide Tour and three on the PGA Tour.
The caseback of the watch has both Woodland’s name and “2019 U.S. Open Champion” engraved on it. (Picture: Breitling)
A Growing Breitling Squad
“We are eager to welcome Gary to the Breitling Squad,” Prissert said in an explanation, appearing to show that Woodland could be the primary individual from a Breitling Golf Squad to coordinate its Surfer Squad, Cinema Squad and Jet Squads – part of its much-pitched Squad activity . “He epitomizes the lively benefits of Breitling including activity, reason, style and performance.”
Woodland added, “I have been a tremendous devotee of the brand for a long time now and it is a fantasy to now be essential for the Breitling family. To get a particularly uncommon watch in festival of my new triumph at the U.S. Open was such an honor.” Now we’ll simply need to sit back and watch if Woodland proceeds to wipe the floor – grieved, the green – with more Rolex Testimonees and winds up taking this an exceptionally savvy action on Breitling’s part.
Gary Woodland and Thierry Prissert. (Picture: Breitling)