Tag Heuer has today introduced the Golf Edition of its third generation Connected Watch launched in March of this year.
It marks the second time the luxury watchmaker has created a watch specifically for the golf community, with the first edition presented back in 2019 with the launch of the TAG Heuer Golf app.
Designed and developed entirely in-house by an expert team led by TAG Heuer’s Chief Strategy and Digital Officer, Frédéric Arnault, the TAG Heuer Golf app is packed with features to help master the course, such as 3D mapping, hazards distance, shot tracking, scorecards, pro stats and the new Driving Zone feature.
It’s built for the very best and will support any player who wants to take their game to the next level. Together with the TAG Heuer Sport app and the range of connected services offered by the new Connected watch and Wear OS by Google TM it is the ultimate companion, both on and off the golf course.
"The TAG Heuer Connected Golf Edition further solidifies our leadership in the luxury smartwatch segment with a one-of-a kind timepiece thoughtfully crafted to boost the player’s game and stand out on the course," said Arnault.
"Playing with a TAG Heuer Connected is a true game changer that will give any golfer an immediate competitive edge.
"Marrying form and function in a brand-new way, it offers a smooth, easy-to-use and performance-oriented digital experience not only for golf, but many sports and everyday activities as well.
"Every detail has been purposefully engineered to help refine the player’s strategy, improve their accuracy and remove the guesswork so they can focus on enjoying the game, without compromising on elegance and style."
The TAG Heuer Connected watch is a unique combination of the refinement of a chronograph-inspired timepiece crafted in the purest watchmaking tradition, with a state-of-the-art, custom-designed digital experience geared towards performance.
It offers customers a striking and versatile digital wristwatch to enhance their individual lifestyle and golf game.
The experience on the wrist is complemented by the TAG Heuer mobile companion app that allows for even greater personalisation and insights into the wearer’s other sport activities, such as running, cycling or fitness.
Its 45-mm black titanium case echoes the distinct design and refined finishes of TAG Heuer chronographs, and its exclusive matte black ceramic bezel features 18 engraved and lacquered graduations, which serve as a reference for the performance at each hole.
The crown is now flanked by two functional pushers at 2 and 4 o’clock and a screwed caseback. The white lacquer on the rotating crown and green lacquer on the pushers echo the unmistakable hues of the course.
The pushers, in particular, have a dedicated usage for the TAG Heuer Golf app, in addition to other functionalities within the digital experience: They are used to record shots and shot distances with optimal precision in action. This innovative feature is a perfect embodiment of TAG Heuer’s heritage of ultimate sports performance measurement.
This high-tech luxury Connected watch is presented on a special white rubber strap with green stitching and a texture that resembles the pattern on a golf ball, as well as a black perforated rubber alternative for everyday and more formal uses.
Thanks to its intuitive interchangeable bracelet system, with a single clip motion, the wearer can change up their look seamlessly. They can also purchase additional styles in durable rubber, available in a classic black scale pattern with red stitching, or bolder perforated red, orange as well as khaki, complementing the core steel bracelet option.
Specially for the Golf edition, TAG Heuer is also introducing new variations of its five custom-designed mechanical or digital-inspired always-on watch faces with touches of emerald green matching the striking coloured accents of the case and strap.
The dial features an ultra-legible all-active and flush OLED touchscreen protected by a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal. To extend the battery life, the screen alternates between active and ambient mode, but it always indicates time. The watch is fitted with a magnetic battery charger, and comes with a dedicated travel pouch and accessory box that contains four TAG Heuer-branded tees, a branded divot tool, three branded balls and the additional black rubber strap.
The TAG Heuer Connected Golf Edition will be available as of June 4, 2020, in a select network of retailers and TAG Heuer boutiques, and will also be available at www.tagheuer.com for Australia, Japan, Switzerland, the UK and the US.
Last year, TAG Heuer launched its in-house Golf app – the most advanced golf mobile app on the market. Since then, the innovative watch brand has engaged more than one hundred thousand passionate golfers around the world.
The app is available for free to everyone on iOS and Android and is accessible even without a TAG Heuer Connected watch. It delivers key insights to improve performance, records shot distances and scores, and displays 99% of golf courses around the world (40,000 maps) with a precise 3D mapping technology and regular updates.
With this third generation TAG Heuer Connected, the watchmaker is now introducing a unique feature of the app that has been inspired by professional tour statistics: the Driving Zone. The Driving Zone feature on the player’s smartphone will show them the best zone to target based on their past rounds. Each previous tee shot will be mapped out with reliable performance indicators.
The original features of the TAG Heuer Golf app, such as at-a-glance information about distances to greens and hazards, easy-to-read course mapping, scores for up to four players, accurate shot distances, informative stats after every round, and the ability to use the app when playing on almost any course in the world, are of course also part of this new version.
For more information please visit www.tagheuer.com