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29 October 2006

On the occasion of the first Dubai Ladies Masters golfing tournament, OMEGA presents the Speedmaster Ladies Automatic with Diamonds


The first Dubai Ladies Masters Cup was won by Annika Sorenstam. The event, for which OMEGA was co-sponsor and Official Timekeeper, took place from 26 October- 29 October 2006 at the Emirates Golf Club in Dubai and proved to be a great success.  Omega Vice President for Sales, Raynald Aeschlimann congratulated Annika on her victory and presented her with the exquisite pink Omega Speedmaster Automatic watch.


The 36 year old Annika, with a final round of 69, recorded an 18-under-bar total of 270 to win by six shots from her compatriot Helen Alfredsson who shot 67.


The Dubai Ladies Masters created a lot of interest as the first full Ladies European Tour event to take place in the Middle East. 120 golfers including some of the world’s top players took part in the tournament which, with a €500,000 purse, ranks as the fourth richest event among the LET ladies’ tournaments after the Evian Masters, the Weetabix Women’s British Open and the Women’s World Cup of Golf.


Omega worlds of golf and prestigious watchmaking are inextricably linked, as both rely on extreme dedication, precision and a commitment to improving performance. These shared values are also part of the reason why OMEGA has long been a supporter of international golf.


OMEGA’s involvement in golf includes official timekeeping, as well as tour, tournament and player sponsorship. Following four successful years as a co-sponsor of the European Masters tournament held in Crans-Montana, Switzerland, OMEGA made a commitment to be title sponsor in 2001 for five years and further extended this partnership until 2010, securing a healthy long-term future for this prestigious event. Today the OMEGA European Masters is among the top sporting events in the Swiss calendar and each year attracts even more professional players of the world’s golfing elite to Crans-Montana.


OMEGA is also involved in several other events on the European Tour (Barclays Scottish Open and the Quinn Direct British Masters in Great Britain), the Abu Dhabi Golf Championship in the Middle East and the OMEGA China Tour in Asia.


Commenting on this occasion, Mr. Stephen Urquhart, President of Omega stated that “as co-sponsor and Official Timekeeper Omega is proud about its partnership with the Dubai Ladies Masters which further contributes to the development of ladies’ golf in the Middle East.”


The OMEGA Speedmaster Ladies’ Automatic with diamonds is a chronograph with a truly sophisticated design, mother-of-pearl dial and diamond-studded bezel, with a self-winding mechanical chronograph movement, OMEGA calibre 3220, rhodium-plated and with Geneva wave decor. The movement has a power reserve of 40 hours.


Feminine aesthetics and watchmaking tradition are combined in perfect harmony in this model: a 35.5 mm case, a dazzling bezel studded with 49 diamonds, which surrounds an elegant white mother-of-pearl dial with large coloured Arabic numerals (pink, red, blue, green, orange or white). The dial is protected by scratch resistant sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment. The watch is also water-resistant to a depth of 100 metres (330 feet).


The OMEGA Speedmaster Ladies’ Automatic with diamonds is available with a selection of alligator straps to match the fashionable colours of the numerals on the dial, or a stainless steel bracelet with striated finish on the central section and polished external sections.


The prestige watch manufacturer OMEGA was founded in 1848 and has since continually set the pace in the many fields of watchmaking: from precision, competitions, sports timekeeping, design awards to watches for professional use in space or underwater, OMEGA identifies with a world of achievements  that includes the conquest of space, timekeeping at 22 Olympic Games, numerous precision records and design awards. OMEGA will be Official Timekeeper for the Beijing 2008, Vancouver 2010 and London 2012 Olympic Games.