His visit included the Audemars Piguet Museum followed by a tour in the Manufacture des Forges where he spent time in various ateliers including the Specialities and Grand Complications. He also got the chance to ‘test and train’ his hand–eye coordination outside the field of cricket as he was guided to assemble the 3090 Audemars Piguet calibre watch which he successfully made.
“I was very happy to visit the Audemars Piguet Manufacture again as well as the magnificent Vallée de Joux. I always enjoy spending time in the workshops listening to the watchmakers talk about how they make the different parts of the watch I am wearing. They are all incredibly passionate about their profession and that is what I can associate with.
The part of the visit that really got my heart pumping was when I was given a watch movement to assemble. Watchmaking is a highly skilled craft and I feel privileged to have been able to be part of it even more so this year that Audemars Piguet celebrates 40 years since the birth of its iconic model. I feel immensely proud and honoured that one of the unique pieces displayed in the Royal Oak 40 years exhibition is the limited edition bearing my name” said Sachin after his visit in Le Brassus.
Sachin Tendulkar became the first batsmen to score one hundred hundreds at international level when he scored his 100th century in March 2012. He is the most successful cricketer in history, both forms of the game being it ODI and Test cricket. Amongst his numerous achievements in his career, being part of the winning Indian team in the 2011 world cup remains his most cherished.
Sachin is a particularly keen devotee of Haute Horlogerie and proudly wears Royal Oak and Royal Oak Offshore watches. He perfectly embodies the Audemars Piguet brand philosophy “to break the rules, you must first master them”.