Breitling South Africa proudly announces the addition of Rugby World Cup winner Canan Moodie to its esteemed squad. It is marking a significant partnership that aligns the brand with the spirit of excellence and determination in rugby. In an exclusive event held at the Breitling boutique in Sandton City, Johannesburg, Moodie, a key player for the Bulls in the URC and the South African national team. The Springboks were welcomed with the iconic Superocean Heritage Chronograph 44.
Celebrating Success, Grit, and Passion for Rugby
Canan Moodie, who played a pivotal role in securing South Africa’s fourth Rugby World Cup title in October 2023 at just 20 years old, brings his dynamic energy and passion for the sport to Breitling’s roster of ambassadors. During his visit to the boutique, Moodie expressed his excitement about the partnership, stating, “I haven’t been this happy since we won the World Cup. I look forward to working with a brand like Breitling, which has the same passion for the sport of rugby as I do.”
Ian Piguet, Managing Director of Breitling South Africa, commented on the partnership, acknowledging Moodie’s remarkable journey, saying, “Canan epitomizes succeeding against all odds. His humble and friendly demeanor belie the incredible grit and determination that define his inspirational journey. We are delighted to have him as a member of our squad.”
Building a Rugby Legacy: Canan Moodie Joins Breitling’s Storied Ambassador Squad
This collaboration places Canan Moodie alongside other world-class rugby players in Breitling’s distinguished squad, including Six Nations squad members such as George North (Wales), Conor Murray (Ireland), Kyle Sinckler (England), Hamish Watson (Scotland), Paolo Garbisi (Italy), and Gaël Fickou (France).
Breitling’s commitment to rugby extends beyond individual partnerships. Since 2022, the brand has proudly served as the Official Timing Partner of Six Nations Rugby, fostering a deep connection with the sport’s values and attitudes. In celebration of this partnership, Breitling introduced a limited-edition series of Chronomat B01 watches earlier this year, solidifying the brand’s dedication to excellence and teamwork.
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The alignment between Breitling and Six Nations Rugby goes beyond the surface, transcending values such as inclusivity, integrity, and creativity. Both entities share a rich heritage, with Breitling’s founding in 1884 and Six Nations Rugby tracing its roots back to 1883, showcasing a commitment to tradition and a love for the game that has stood the test of time. As Breitling continues to play a crucial role in the world of rugby, the addition of Canan Moodie further strengthens the brand’s connection to the sport and its vibrant community.