BIGGEST ROLEX IS THE TOCK OF CARNOUSTIE GOLF COURSE HOTEL
world's largest Rolex has "clocked in" at Carnoustie Golf
Course Hotel and Resort - and this watch is set to become a golfing
landmark throughout the world.
the huge, luminous clock will be a tick-tocking point for some of
the planet's greatest golfers when they tee off at The Open in July.
2.8 metre timekeeper was mounted on 27 April on the front of the
new £8.5 million luxury hotel, which sits adjoining the 1st
tee and 18th green of the renowned Championship Course at Carnoustie.
clock, weighing in at 450kg, is the largest ever supplied by the
Swiss company, which produces the finest timepieces on Earth.
eyes of the world will be on the clock when The Open gets underway
at Carnoustie, after a 24 year absence, on Thursday 15th July.
Golf Course Hotel chief executive Martin Delaney said: "Its
ironic that this clock will help put Carnoustie back on the map
as the town has been waiting for years to win back the right to
host The Open."
counting the minutes until we open on 2 May and the hours until
the players arrive for The Open. This Rolex will certainly make
timekeeping a whole lot easier. By the time the winner is declared
on 18th July, we're sure that this clock will be familiar to golf
fans watching on television from around the world."
Duchene, director of External Relations at Rolex in Geneva said:
"This is a unique clock and we are delighted to be involved
with the project at Carnoustie and for The Open."
finishing touches are being put to the 85 bedroom hotel and, with
its world class golfing facilities, it is one of the reasons The
Open has returned to the town after such a long absence. Work will
also start later in the year on 46 timeshare apartments at the resort.
Chairman of Carnoustie Golf Course Hotel, Mike Johnston said: "I'm
delighted to have this link with Rolex which is an outstanding and
valuable endorsement to have. This is a quality hotel and we are
now associated with one of the most respected names throughout the
world. My team and I are extremely proud at having played a part
in bringing The Open back to Carnoustie and we greatly look forward
to welcoming our first guests.|"
luxury accommodation and the first class meeting and leisure facilities
mean the hotel is proving immensely popular with corporate organisations,
for meetings and residential conferences, as well as those who wish
to swing their sticks.
are a number of suites available for the corporate market; each
named after famous American courses and various syndicate and meeting
rooms that can cater for anything from 10 to 300 delegates.
it is the only hotel that can give its guests guaranteed tee-off
times on an Open course.