Feb
28
2011
Bubba From Bagdad and His Half-Million Dollar Watch
By Stephanie Wei under Equipment

Bling!

Bubba Watson often says, “I’m still Bubba from Bagdad, Florida” — of course he is. Now, he’s also Bubba from Bagdad who can sport watches worth $525,000. No big deal! On Saturday Bubba broke out his new wrist wear and showed it off to Martin Kaymer on the practice green before their match at the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship.

Made by Richard Mille, the same company that sponsors tennis star Rafael Nadal, the watch is one of a kind and a limited edition — only 38 total in the collection. Richard Mille made the watch specifically for Bubba and golf, according to USA Today‘s Steve DiMeglio.

Nadal sported his watch during the French Open, wrote Yahoo’s Chris Chase:

The RM 027 Tourbillon was made specially for Nadal and features a carbon-composite case and lithium alloys, which are just fancy ways of saying that it’s really, really light. It weighs just 20 grams (equivalent to about eight pennies) so Nadal can wear it during matches. The watch was given to him as part of a sponsorship deal, so it’s not like Nadal went out to the mall and threw down his Black Card to pick it up.

Golf’s Mr. Style Marty Hackel says Bubba’s is also really, really light.

And here’s a close-up of Bubba from Bagdad’s watch that Golf Channel’s Rex Hoggard tweeted:

Pretty sweet, huh? I’m sure they’re producing a similar collection available to normal people — if you can spare a half-million.