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Spotted at the Movies: Carl F. Bucherer Patravi ScubaTec in ‘The Meg’

The Meg star Li Bingbing highlights Carl F. Bucherer’s Patravi ScubaTec in Hollywood monster shark movie.

Words Thomas Billinghurst
August 6, 2018

Playing the intellectual and oceanographer Zhang Suyin in Warner Brothers’ sci-fi thriller The Meg, where a mix and match ensemble of unlikely heroes come together to take on a terrifying prehistoric, man-eating shark, Li Bingbing occupies center stage with Jason Statham in the 2018 blockbuster.

And sharing the spotlight with Bingbing throughout the movie, is Carl F. Bucherer’s Patravi ScubaTec diver’s watch.

Quite whether the dazzling diver’s timepiece would keep Bingbing, Statham or any mortal man alive in the ocean when confronted with a 70 ft. long prehistoric shark that snacks on human flesh is a question the movie doesn’t answer (and one that we would struggle to find human guinea pigs to test out in any accurate scientific reconstruction). But, the watch does look fabulous on the Chinese actress’s wrist throughout the film.

The world debut of the movie was held at the Water Cube in Beijing last night, where the Chinese superstar was joined on the red carpet by the movie’s director, Jon Turteltaub, and the stars of the film, including Statham, Winston Chao, Ruby Rose, and Cliff Curtis.

Spotted at the Movies: Carl F. Bucherer Patravi ScubaTec in ‘The Meg’

Li Bingbing’s character, Suyin, wears the sporty Patravi ScubaTec diver’s watch in each scene. Distinguished by its technical sophistication and reliability under extreme conditions, it’s a good match for a character that has to go face-to-face with a creature whose jaws look like the result of a meteorite hitting Earth.

In The Meg, Suyin works with Jonas Taylor (played by Statham) to save a group of scientists who are trapped in the depths of the ocean and keeps them safe from a megalodon — the scientific terms for the a 75-foot prehistoric shark.

Talking about her role in the movie, Li 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.

The Patravi ScubaTec is a match for a character who must go face-to-face with a creature whose jaws look like the result of a meteorite hitting Earth.

“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,” the 45-year-old Chinese actress says.

Sascha Moeri, ceo of Carl F. Bucherer, is proud to continue the Lucerne-based watch manufacturer’s successful involvement with the film industry: “In this stunning movie, our global brand ambassador Li Bingbing plays her role with the highest degree of passion and dedication. We are delighted that, with her wearing the Patravi ScubaTec, one of our watches also plays a starring role in the movie.”

Thomas Billinghurst
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