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PostSubject: Rory McIlroy Leaves Audemars Piguet And Joins OMEGA   Tue Apr 09, 2013 2:53 am

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PostSubject: Re: Rory McIlroy Leaves Audemars Piguet And Joins OMEGA   Tue Apr 09, 2013 2:54 am

Golfer Rory McIlroy (we featured him here in the past) just signed up with OMEGA and left Audemars Piguet. OMEGA immediately captured him in an advertisement for the Aqua Terra collection, which they link to the golf sport. In the past, OMEGA has been sponsor of golf legend Ernie Els and during the years, added players like Greg Norman, Davis Love III, Sergio Garcia and Michelle Wie to their list of ambassadors.

And below a picture that OMEGA released this morning on their official Facebook page, showing OMEGA CEO Stephen Urquhart and Rory McIlroy in front of a huge OMEGA clock, both wearing a Seamaster Planet Ocean. Assuming it is for this picture only, being a new ambassador for the Seamaster Aqua Terra collection.
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PostSubject: Re: Rory McIlroy Leaves Audemars Piguet And Joins OMEGA   Tue Apr 09, 2013 7:36 am

Its money makg time fr Rory! Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Rory McIlroy Leaves Audemars Piguet And Joins OMEGA   Tue Apr 09, 2013 8:28 am

Wonder hong long if at all will he takes to get use to this change? Hopefully will be like Nike just 3 tourneys
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PostSubject: Re: Rory McIlroy Leaves Audemars Piguet And Joins OMEGA   Tue Apr 09, 2013 9:28 am

Fortunately, his career is not in keeping time Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Rory McIlroy Leaves Audemars Piguet And Joins OMEGA   Tue Apr 09, 2013 9:46 am

Wah Lau... Now he downgrades his swiss timepiece...

Uh, no offense to guys with omega watches here.

You and I know where Omega stands in the world of horology compared to AP. Just saying it as I see it. Don't flame me.... Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Rory McIlroy Leaves Audemars Piguet And Joins OMEGA   Tue Apr 09, 2013 9:51 am

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Wah Lau... Now he downgrades his swiss timepiece...

Uh, no offense to guys with omega watches here.

You and I know where Omega stands in the world of horology compared to AP. Just saying it as I see it. Don't flame me.... Laughing

Actually, that crossed my mind too. I guess he's going for the masses... and Omega can pay. But I would agree that AP is a league above Omega (and a bit more, perhaps).

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PostSubject: Re: Rory McIlroy Leaves Audemars Piguet And Joins OMEGA   Tue Apr 09, 2013 9:57 am

Yes. I'm sure omega pays him more compared to AP
Probably the same with Nike paying him more than Titleist

If I'm in his shoes, I'll also make hay when the sun shines

After I retire from the game, I can always buy myself loads of AP ROO limited editions like the T2, Montoya, Barrichello, Trulli, Grand Prix... But I digressed, got carried away! Hahaha
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PostSubject: Re: Rory McIlroy Leaves Audemars Piguet And Joins OMEGA   Tue Apr 09, 2013 9:58 am

yeah downgrading for everything. who's the other players sponsored by AP other than gmac?
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PostSubject: Re: Rory McIlroy Leaves Audemars Piguet And Joins OMEGA   Tue Apr 09, 2013 10:02 am

Copied from AP website. Can exclude Rory

"AP Golf Ambassador Team represents the company’s commitment to golf by gathering an array of exceptional players for the brand.  Mozo joins the Swiss watch manufacturer’s illustrious pro-golfer roster, which already includes Cristie Kerr, Morgan Pressel, Rory McIlroy, Lee Westwood, Graeme McDowell, Ian Poulter, Miguel Angel Jiménez, Darren Clarke and Anthony Kim."

Actually I think our local boy LCB also endorses AP. got AP logo on his golf shirt
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PostSubject: Re: Rory McIlroy Leaves Audemars Piguet And Joins OMEGA   Tue Apr 09, 2013 10:04 am

pocketace wrote:
Yes. I'm sure omega pays him more compared to AP
Probably the same with Nike paying him more than Titleist

If I'm in his shoes, I'll also make hay when the sun shines

After I retire from the game, I can always buy myself loads of AP ROO limited editions like the T2, Montoya, Barrichello, Trulli, Grand Prix... But I digressed, got carried away! Hahaha


Tat y every year watches price increase .

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PostSubject: Re: Rory McIlroy Leaves Audemars Piguet And Joins OMEGA   Tue Apr 09, 2013 10:13 am

pocketace wrote:
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Actually I think our local boy LCB also endorses AP. got AP logo on his golf shirt

If it's true, I wonder if he get's a free watch. Question
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PostSubject: Re: Rory McIlroy Leaves Audemars Piguet And Joins OMEGA   Tue Apr 09, 2013 10:21 am

yes watch prices increase every year!
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PostSubject: Re: Rory McIlroy Leaves Audemars Piguet And Joins OMEGA   Tue Apr 09, 2013 1:13 pm

From AP to Omega thats quite a downgrade...

Now Omega would probably hike prices even faster than before..
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PostSubject: Re: Rory McIlroy Leaves Audemars Piguet And Joins OMEGA   Tue Apr 09, 2013 1:27 pm

look at the Omega adverts... they pay to advertise for Nike as well...
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PostSubject: Re: Rory McIlroy Leaves Audemars Piguet And Joins OMEGA   Tue Apr 09, 2013 1:40 pm

They can go ahead raise prices... See who will buy Evil or Very Mad

MW also uses Nike equipment and endorses Omega

I think it's ominous for Rory! Twisted Evil

Rolex is the way to go lah... See full page ad by Rolex on TW in the press cheers

Apart from Rolex, omega and AP. what other Swiss time piece brands sponsors golf pros?
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PostSubject: Re: Rory McIlroy Leaves Audemars Piguet And Joins OMEGA   Tue Apr 09, 2013 3:28 pm

pocketace wrote:
Wah Lau... Now he downgrades his swiss timepiece...

Uh, no offense to guys with omega watches here.

You and I know where Omega stands in the world of horology compared to AP. Just saying it as I see it. Don't flame me.... Laughing
Ha! Ha! I can't even afford a watch more than $180 in value. My expensive watch so far is a Swatch chronograph bought in 1999 at Jurong East for $160. Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Rory McIlroy Leaves Audemars Piguet And Joins OMEGA   Tue Apr 09, 2013 9:12 pm

pocketace wrote:
They can go ahead raise prices... See who will buy Evil or Very Mad

MW also uses Nike equipment and endorses Omega

I think it's ominous for Rory! Twisted Evil

Rolex is the way to go lah... See full page ad by Rolex on TW in the press cheers

Apart from Rolex, omega and AP. what other Swiss time piece brands sponsors golf pros?

Tag Heuer, Link Series for Tiger Woods
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PostSubject: Re: Rory McIlroy Leaves Audemars Piguet And Joins OMEGA   Tue Apr 09, 2013 9:57 pm

pocketace wrote:
They can go ahead raise prices... See who will buy Evil or Very Mad

MW also uses Nike equipment and endorses Omega

I think it's ominous for Rory! Twisted Evil

Rolex is the way to go lah... See full page ad by Rolex on TW in the press cheers

Apart from Rolex, omega and AP. what other Swiss time piece brands sponsors golf pros?

phil mickelson rolex
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PostSubject: Re: Rory McIlroy Leaves Audemars Piguet And Joins OMEGA   Wed Apr 10, 2013 10:16 am

I think Aduemars Piguet is for niche market while Omega can be considered to be for mass market.
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PostSubject: Re: Rory McIlroy Leaves Audemars Piguet And Joins OMEGA   Wed Apr 10, 2013 11:16 am

Actually, Omega is under Swatch group has monopoly over the watch movement manufacturing in Swiss ETA. I think it about more than 95%. They are the major players. If you want to sign up, you sign with deep pocket brands.
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PostSubject: Re: Rory McIlroy Leaves Audemars Piguet And Joins OMEGA   Wed Apr 10, 2013 12:07 pm

Caroline Wozniackis endorses for Rolex while Rory endorses for OMEGA.Guess who is the one dominating the relationship right now? =P
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PostSubject: Re: Rory McIlroy Leaves Audemars Piguet And Joins OMEGA   Wed Apr 10, 2013 10:42 pm

Way to go Bubba
Now we are talking bout some serious timepiece with street credibility

How bout a cool half a mil Richard Mille? Dang!!!
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