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07 August 2013

Rory McIlroy and OMEGA auction Seamaster Aqua Terra “Golf“ for The Rory Foundation

The unique timepiece is complete with the golfer’s autograph metallised on the inner surface of the caseback

After touring OMEGA’s “Precision Experience” Co-Axial exhibit in the brand’s hospitality tent at the PGA Championship in Rochester, New York, OMEGA ambassador Rory McIlroy signed the watch certificate and watch box of the Seamaster Aqua Terra 150M “Golf”, which features his signature metallised on the inner surface of the sapphire crystal caseback. The timepiece, certificate and box are all part of an auction taking place from the 7th to the 17th of August.

The Seamaster Aqua Terra 150M “Golf”, along with its box and certificate, will go to the highest bidder and the proceeds will be given to The Rory Foundation.

Those who are interested in placing a bid on the one-of-a-kind timepiece are invited to write an e-mail to Omega5thAve@swatchgroup.com until 6 p.m. (EDT) on 17 August. The starting bid has been set at $5,500. 

The Rory Foundation
The Rory Foundation has been set up to support “children’s charities big and small around the world that try to give kids that helping hand.” Earlier this year, Rory McIlroy organised his first project for the foundation, the “Charity Bags Project.” For a number of tournaments during the 2013 season, Rory’s tour bag carried the name of a different children’s charity and, when possible, each charity was active in the community where the tournament took place. An auction was held for each custom-designed tour bag and the money from the successful bidder was donated directly to the charity featured on the bag. Furthermore, the Project created much needed awareness of each of the charities in their local community.

OMEGA and the PGA Championship
The 95th edition of the PGA Championship will be contested on the challenging East Course at the Oak Hill Country Club in Rochester, New York from the 8th to the 11th of August. It will be the third time that the PGA Championship, the golf season’s final Major, has been contested at the club and OMEGA will be on-hand as the Official Timekeeper. Rory McIlroy is the defending champion.

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