Carl F. Bucherer watches are about to get a great deal more high profile in the United States now that the brand’s parent company, Bucherer, owns Tourneau.
It is a good time, therefore, for the watchmaker’s global ambassador Li Bingbing to be grabbing headlines as star of this summer’s science-fiction blockbuster The Meg, in which she appears alongside Jason Statham, Winston Chao, Ruby Rose, Cliff Curtis and a 75 foot prehistoric shark.
The world debut of the movie was held at the Water Cube in Beijing last night before heading to the United States next week.
In The Meg, Li Bingbing plays Chinese oceanographer Zhang Suyin, and wears a Carl F. Bucherer Patravi ScubaTec diver’s timepiece in every scene.
Speaking at the Beijing premiere, Ms Bingbing said: “It was very exciting and challenging. My character is a female scientist who is faced with a lot of challenges in deep waters. During filming, we had to make full use of our imagination to act out reactions and be at the peak of our physical fitness to create the best scenes.
“It was a great honor for me to wear a Carl F. Bucherer watch in a setting in which I was able to do things I thought I would never be able to do. When I look at my Patravi ScubaTec, I always sense a great feeling of accomplishment.”