Golfers Branden Grace & Paul Dunne become audemars piguet ambassadors
The Audemars Piguet family is expanding with the addition of two golf professionals, Branden Grace and Paul Dunne. The AP logo now adorns the right sleeve of their polo shirt, like it does for the other members of the Manufacture’s “Dream Team” of golf ambassadors.
Branden Grace was born in South Africa in 1988 but his golfing birth was recorded in 2012, the year he secured his first 4 European Tour titles, all in one season. In 2015, Branden played for the win in two Majors and illustrated himself as a formidable team player during the Presidents Cup scoring 5 points out of 5. Branden plays on both sides of the Atlantic and claimed his first PGA Tour victory in April 2016, to comfortably sit at the 11th place in the world ranking and earn his spot to represent his country at the Rio Olympics.
A 23 year old from Ireland, Paul Dunne is widely viewed as one of the most exciting young golfers of the upcoming generation. He has captured the hearts and imagination of the golfing world, most notably thanks to his performance last year at the 144th Open Championship in St Andrews where he led after 54 holes. He is the youngest amateur in 88 years to do so. Paul previously played for the University of Alabama in Birmingham, twice earning NCAA All American honours, and was named the 2014 Conference USA Golfer of the year. He turned pro last October with a promising future ahead of him.
Bearing witness to its unfailing attachment to golf, Audemars Piguet has chosen to focus on this passion by effectively building one of the world’s finest team of golfers. Byeong Hun An, Keegan Bradley, Darren Clarke, Victor Dubuisson, Emiliano Grillo, Miguel Ángel Jiménez, Renato Paratore,
Ian Poulter, Henrik Stenson, Peter Uihlein, Lee Westwood, Bernd Wiesberger and the recently crowned Major Champion Danny Willett, all join Audemars Piguet in welcoming Branden Grace and Paul Dunne inside the Audemars Piguet Dream Team.
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Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons
The first Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons shop was located in Bur Dubai. As business grew, the Ahmed Seddiqi & sons retail presence expanded from a single shop in Dubai’s souk to a formidable network of elegant stores.
Mr. Ahmed Qasim Seddiqi maintained his focus by offering quality Swiss watches to an array of clients, including royalty and politicians. He furthered the company’s growth through his exclusive franchise agreements with the world’s leading Swiss watch companies and he safeguarded the business by keeping Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons a tight-knit family operation.
The first franchise agreement was signed with Swiss watch brand, West End Watch Co. in 1949, after which the portfolio of brands expanded to include over 90% of the world’s luxury Swiss watch brands.
Today, the passion for luxury watches is deeply embedded into the ethos of the Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons’ family.
What started as one man's passion over 60 years ago is today an empire that brings luxury and honesty to the hearts of watch collectors all over the world.