October 26, 2012 1:29:00 PM UTC

Audemars Piguet official timekeeper of the Mission Hills World Celebrity Pro-Am

Linked historically to the golfing world via its brand Ambassadors, the Swiss Watch Manufacturer Audemars Piguet was pleased to participate as the official timekeeper of the prestigious Mission Hills World Celebrity Pro-Am that took place in Haikou, China between October 19 and 21, 2012.

  • Audemars Piguet official timekeeper of the  Mission Hills World Celebrity Pro-Am
    Andy Garcia at Hole 11
  • Audemars Piguet official timekeeper of the  Mission Hills World Celebrity Pro-Am
    Yao Ming
  • Audemars Piguet official timekeeper of the  Mission Hills World Celebrity Pro-Am
    Prize Presentation
  • Audemars Piguet official timekeeper of the  Mission Hills World Celebrity Pro-Am
    Mission Hills Haikou Clubhouse
  • Audemars Piguet official timekeeper of the  Mission Hills World Celebrity Pro-Am
    AP exclusive hole no 11
  • Audemars Piguet official timekeeper of the  Mission Hills World Celebrity Pro-Am
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Attending what has become Asia's most prestigious golf tournament in the last two years was an attractive mix of celebrities ranging from ex-basketball star Yao Ming to former Brazilian football wonder boy Ronaldo as well as Hollywood and Asian film stars like Adrian Brody, Andy Garcia, Feng Xiaogang, He Ping and Wang Zhiwen. And to top it all off, several top level golf champions lined up alongside one of the world's very best: Darren Clarke, an Audemars Piguet Ambassador since 2005, four-time Ryder Cup winner and outstanding victor at the British Open in 2011. 

Audemars Piguet guests enjoyed a day on the golf course partnering with Darren Clarke and He Ping, renowned Chinese film director and winning the event. On Sunday, American golfer world number 13, Matt Kuchar, a known collector and fan of Audemars Piguet and pro winner of the event received a Selfwinding Royal Oak in steel by David von Gunten, Audemars Piguet’s General Director for Hong Kong and China.

Through its association with the Mission Hills World Celebrity Pro-Am, Audemars Piguet also played a part in supporting the UNICEF nutrition programme "Believe in Zero," which is a leading targeted campaign to eradicate all forms of infant mortality. The event charity goals are in perfect accord with the values which have been promoted for so long by the Manufacture in Le Brassus.