Dan Carter - one of Rugby Union’s most celebrated players, put his watchmaking skills to the test when he visited TAG Heuer in Sydney.
Between preparations for the 2015 Rugby World Cup, Dan toured TAG Heuer’s Sydney Headquarters, accompanied by General Manager Philip Richards and the watchmaking team.
Having earned himself a reputation as the best Fly-Half (First Five Eighth) player in the world, Carter successfully regulated TAG Heuer’s in-house 1887 chronograph under the guidance of the brand’s expert watchmakers.
In yet another superb performance by the highest point scorer in test rugby history, Carter received a resounding round of applause from TAG Heuer’s watchmaking team.
“I can now better appreciate my timepiece, realising the complexity of the inner movement and the craftsmanship skills of the watchmakers”, said Carter.
TAG Heuer’s Philip Richards was equally impressed by Carter’s rookie performance as a watchmaker. “Dan’s a natural on the watchmaking bench. He has very steady hands, which is imperative when working on mechanical timepieces. Even when surrounded by experts, he didn’t crack under pressure”, said Richards.
In return for his watchmaking lesson, Carter taught the TAG Heuer watchmakers how to take a drop kick under pressure. “I think it was a far greater challenge for Dan to teach our watchmakers how to kick a rugby ball!” said Richards.
TAG Heuer wishes Carter all the best as he makes his way to England for the Rugby World Cup in September.