Tapio Pulkkanen has been presented with a Rolex Datejust 41mm watch for winning the Challenge Tour’s 2017 Road to Oman. The presentation was made by Anil Khimji, Director of Khimji Ramdas group – which includes Khimji’s Watches, the sole Rolex retailer in Oman – following the NBO Golf Classic Grand Final at Al Mouj Golf, Oman, on Saturday, 4 November, 2017, on behalf of Rolex.
Rewarding consistent performances throughout the season, Mr. Pulkkanen, of Finland, notably earned 1 win as well as 5 top-10s in 2017, helping the 27-year-old top the Road to Oman Rankings.
Meanwhile, following a display of excellence and precision over the Championship Course at Al Mouj Golf, which flanks the Indian Ocean, Clement Sordet, of France, was crowned the winner of the NBO Golf Classic Grand Final, the final tournament of the season on the Challenge Tour, of which Rolex is the Official Timekeeper.
The Challenge Tour is a proven training ground for future stars of the game, and Rolex Testimonees to have learned their trade on it include major winners Martin Kaymer and Brooks Koepka, as well as the 2018 European Ryder Cup Captain Thomas Bjørn.
Anil Khimji, Director of Khimji Ramdas, said: “2017 marks the 50th anniversary of Rolex’s relationship with the game of golf. A relationship that now spans five continents, at every level of the game.
“The NBO Golf Classic Grand Final is a highly anticipated annual event for Oman’s golfing community and we congratulate Tapio Pulkkanen for his commitment to golfing excellence to win the Road to Oman.”
Rolex, the Swiss watch brand headquartered in Geneva, enjoys an unrivalled reputation for quality and expertise the world over. Its Oyster and Cellini watches, all certified as Superlative Chronometers for their precision, performance and reliability, are symbols of excellence, elegance and prestige. Founded by Hans Wilsdorf in 1905, the brand pioneered the development of the wristwatch and is at the origin of numerous major watchmaking innovations, such as the Oyster, the first waterproof wristwatch, launched in 1926, and the Perpetual rotor self-winding mechanism invented in 1931. Rolex has registered over 400 patents in the course of its history. A truly integrated and independent manufacturing company, Rolex designs, develops and produces in-house all the essential components of its watches, from the casting of the gold alloys to the machining, crafting, assembly and finishing of the movement, case, dial and bracelet. Rolex is also actively involved in supporting the arts, sports, exploration, the spirit of enterprise, and the environment through a broad palette of sponsoring activities, as well as philanthropic programmes.